Karl J. Geisler...
QUALITY RATINGS, SOURCES AND TIMINGS
Credit for the expanded lists goes to Jon Price for posting them!
Brackets after an entry contain:
SOURCE, APPROXIMATE TIME, QUALITY
B = Television or radio recordings.
S = Soundboard recording.
A = Audience recording.
All tapes are graded as follows and these ratings give a fair
representation of sound quality.
10 (E+) EXCELLENT + Master quality
9 (E) EXCELLENT CD quality
8 (VG+) VERY GOOD + Vinyl. Very slight noise or distortion.
7 (VG) VERY GOOD Generally very good but not professional quality.
6 (G+) GOOD + All instruments audible but with some distortion.
5 (G) GOOD All instruments audible but with excessive tape hiss,
compressed sound or distortion.
4 (R) REASONABLE Usually an audience recording with good instrument
balance but sound quality below average.
3 (F) FAIR Audience recording, poor balance with at least one
instrument, bad distortion.
2 (P) POOR Only the main instrument clearly audible.
Very distorted with bad hall ambience.
1 (A) ABYSMAL Virtually inaudible.