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Culled from the 2xHD and 2xHD-Naxos catalogues of jazz and classical masters, GEMS is a compilation of fine recordings which were re-mastered using the unique 2xHD process. Included are favorites from Arne Domnerus’ Jazz at the Pawnshop, Holly Cole, and Emilie-Claire Barlow, Amanda Martinez, Aaron Copland, Berlioz, Rachmaninov and more!
This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original DXD, or 24bits/96kHz resolution, or analog master – whatever the case may be. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.
DSD and 192kHz/24Bit versions are separately generated, directly from the analog signal.
2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme.
|1. Horizontal Blue|
|3. Take Five|
|4. The Very Thought of You (Arr. E.-C. Barlow for Voice, Band & Strings)|
|5. Ricercar No. 34 La Compagna|
|6. Fragile (Arr. R. Len)|
|7. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: II. Un bal. Allegro non troppo (Version with Cornet Obbligato)|
|8. In the Mood|
|9. Alley Cat Song|
|10. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head|
|11. Rodeo: I. Buckaroo Holiday|
|12. My Foolish Heart|
|13. Les Diableries: IV. Le Diable heureux (Version for Violin & Piano)|
|14. Toccata in E Minor|
|15. Piano Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 28: II. Lento|
|16. Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44: II. Adagio ma non troppo|