Various Artists - Audiophile Speaker Set-Up

 (Great Sampling Tracks Included)



Total download size: 9.0 GB Total play length: 1:53:58
Cover art included, liner notes included

 

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This album was created to help the audiophile - as well as the neophyte - find the best placement for installation of their speakers in order to obtain optimum performance within their personal parameters. With over 115 minutes of music, sonic examples and instructions, this companion to the best-selling album 2xHD Audiophile Hi- Res System Test will help you set up your speakers for an ultimate listening experience. The album includes 13 tracks of spoken instructions for speaker placement and tweaking which are also reproduced in the accompanying 61 page e booklet with colorful, helpful illustrations. The other 56 tracks contain music and sonic examples to use for judging the progress of the placement, as well as a good dose of music tracks for listening pleasure.

This album is a must for all.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

THE 2xHD FUSION MASTERING SYSTEM
In the constant evolution of its proprietary mastering process, 2xHD has progressed to a new phase called 2xHD FUSION, integrating the finest analog, with state-of-the-art digital technology.

The mastering chain consists of a selection of high-end vacuum tube equipment.  For the recordings on this album, the original ¼” 15 ips NAB and CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Nick Doshi tube head preamplifier. The Nagra T, with its four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head, has one of the best transports ever made.  A custom-built carbon fiber head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2xHD FUSION to obtain a better resolution and 3D imaging.

The resulting signal is then transferred into high resolution formats by recording it in DSD 11.2 MHz using a Merging Technologies’ Horus A to D converter.  All analog and digital cables that are used are state of the art. The 2xHD FUSION mastering system is powered by a super capacitor power supply, using a new technology that lowers the digital noise found in the lowest level of the spectrum.  A vacuum tube NAGRA HDdac (DSD) is used as a reference digital playback converter in order to A and B with the original analog master tape, permitting the fusion of the warmth of analog with the refinement of digital.



Audiophile Speakers Test Presentation
The Pink Panther
Everybody Loves Somebody
Story
Very Early
Good Morning Heartache
Jazz Session
Greek Tycoon: Bouzouki Music
Cello Suite (excerpt)
String Quartet in G Minor (excerpt)
Concert Piano
J'entend la chanson des filles
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046 (excerpt)
Trumpet Solo
Lieder Recital
Harp
Cello Sonata, Op. 25, No. 3 (excerpt)
Guitar
Bassoon: Bassoon 1
Bassoon: Bassoon 2
Violin
Duduk
Bawu
Trumpet
Flugelhorn
Violin Concerto (excerpt)
Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64bis: Dance of the Knights
Orchestra Excerpt
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. for orchestra): Pictures at an Exibition (excerpt)
Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (excerpt)
Organ Music
Extreme Dynamics
Extreme Dynamics: Percussion 1
Extreme Dynamics: World Music 1
Extreme Dynamics: World Music 2
Extreme Dynamics: Percussion 2
Extreme Dynamics: Percussion 3
Extreme Dynamics: Percussion 4
Extreme Dynamics: Percussion 5
Extreme Dynamics: Percussion 6
Extreme Dynamics: Percussion 7
Instructions for Speaker Placement: STEP 1. BASS
Instructions for Speaker Placement: Djembe: extreme bass
Instructions for Speaker Placement: Octobass: 28Hz, 56Hz
Instructions for Speaker Placement: Octobass: 42Hz, 84Hz
Instructions for Speaker Placement: Octobass: 28Hz to 224Hz
Instructions for Speaker Placement: Octobass: 36Hz, 56Hz,112Hz, 224Hz
Instructions for Speaker Placement: STEP 2. Toe-in
Instructions for Speaker Placement: STEP 3. Levelling
Instructions for Speaker Placement: Angle
Instructions for Speaker Placement: STEP 4. Subwoofer Placement and Phasing
Instructions for Speaker Placement: Crossover Setting
Instructions for Speaker Placement: Subwoofer Second Option
Instructions for Speaker Placement: STEP 5. Corner Treatment and Imaging
Instructions for Speaker Placement: Corner Absorber
Instructions for Speaker Placement: Room Challenges
Precise Location and Depth of Field
Precise Location and Depth of Field: Center, 8 ft.
Precise Location and Depth of Field: Mid left, 11 ft.
Precise Location and Depth of Field: Left, 18 ft.
Precise Location and Depth of Field: Mid right, 11 ft.
Precise Location and Depth of Field: Right, 18 ft.
Precise Location and Depth of Field: Left, 30 ft.
Precise Location and Depth of Field: Mid left, 28 ft.
Precise Location and Depth of Field: Center, 28 ft.
Precise Location and Depth of Field: Mid right, 28 ft.
Precise Location and Depth of Field: Right, 30 ft.
Precise Location and Depth of Field: Octobass recording
Precise Location and Depth of Field: 2xHD Audiophile High res system test album

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