Either it could get fondled or axed..... Why do mastering enginners that are in total control of major works (I am talking about remasters) are not willing to go ahead and do it where it should be? Example. I am so disgusted by the lack of impact and high freqency info that is on the DSD (sacd) of Roger Waters, "in the flesh" that the SACD lacks. Through my reference system, compared to what I hear daily on redbook, normal everyday mixdowns and archiving live performances. Time and time again on my system it sounds right when it sounds *right*. I am listening from a very high end SACD player of the disc to discover, the mastering engineer decided to not do their job properly and it cost a $*^t load of money to remaster, to SACD. It was approved by whom?? It does not sound nearly as good as what it should and what I already have of the same works. Case in Point. I took the SACD analog out to Tape analog I took it on another take to VHS-HI FI. I did another to the DAT. Another to CDR direct. And another to HD turning the 32bit/384K (on PCM HI-REZ/HI-BIT) the resulting file for one song is larger than what a CD can handle for storage) I re-mastered it. I re-mastered it from all realums and everyone of them ate the playback of the sacd player. I had to re eq it, restore dynamics...fix channel balance and my system is accrurate. So is the playback machine. tested over and over again. Ref. to Ref. Within a 0.01dB all over the situations. It is a ripoff if mastering engineers that are not competant or passionant about what we do are employed in these major works of art. Why..please tell me why? Did you know this DSD master had intentional rolloff? (why) Mid boosting at 2.2K? 5.5dB (Why?) Dynamic instability (artifacts from their long wires and sorry systems..bad speakers, room acoustics..etc..) Why can I say this? I listen every day to production standards. Reference standards. Things that sound right many times. How is this standard being butchered this way with all the dollars behind it.. Why I ask? I would love to send a redbook corrected copy to the sacd mastering house for their opinion. I think they would wet their pants. Sorry..but their is no excuse in the ones doing it to be so timid and not enlighten theirselves to what this stuff really sounds like on many systems that are high end. Does one have to build a separate system around each recording? Geeeeeze... I really do not mean for my posts to sound vicious in nature but what are they getting paid for..and why are the shot-calers letting this happen? Do they not have a clue? Why is this , the way it is? It is not condusive to advancing the arts. It simply cannot be only me that realises this. Check it out and report your findings. If nothing else, RO mastering enginners will at least know the truth and advance these arts.