The 'treble seasoning' is the result of RIAA equalization for records. To reduce hiss on a record, the higher frequencies were boosted on the 2nd and 3rd generation tapes. When played back on a record, the higher frequencies were reduced and also reduced the inherent noise from the needle scrapping the groove of the record. This RIAA equalization circuit was built into phono input of the amplifier. If you put these recordings directly to a cd, the boosted higher frequencies would be present.A lot of old CDs were made from 2nd and 3rd generation tapes.
When CDs became popular, most were rushed out to the public.
A lot had too much “treble seasoning”!
Remastered audio is only as good as the guys doing the work.
Keep in mind the original mix is what the artist intended and signed off on.
Yes, a later re-do can sound better today, but it’s apples to oranges, imo.
I have an older denon amplifier with mirage speakers. The girls found it cool to put their heads in front of the speakers and have their hair blow back from the air coming out of the tuned port (dark side of the moon was tops). Hooked this up to my tv, felt the bass on the second floor when playing vhs/dvd movies. There is no substitute for moving massive amounts of air to get bass that make sub-woofers envious.