No, it is not a rip-off. The difference between versions may be subtle. People who are not audio professionals (or who do not have sensitive ears or sensitive playback equipment) may not hear much of a change (although the change is there, is evident for trained ears and is effective). As audio professionals, we are trained to hear things that most other people can not hear (but which ultimately make the difference between GOOD audio and BAD audio). Once again, the Restoration Versions are offered as an accommodation, not as a source of arguments, disputes and requests for free rework. Only individuals who understand and agree with our terms and conditions should order.
"CVC productions was a perfect match for our special need for audio production. We had some old recordings that we needed to rescue and put in the most modern formats available, with complete sound enhancement. CVC was extremely competent in their work and fair in their dealings with us. The audio CD's sound great. I don't know how we would ever ..."