1/4 Inch - 15 IPS Tape
2xHD is a brand known to audiophiles who love jazz. The team of producer André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme have produced exceptional transfers from analog tape featuring great artists such as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Bill Evans, Sarah Vaughn, and Chet Baker (among many others) in the mix.
Now 2xHD presents on reel-to-reel 1/4-inch 15-inch-per-second tape a collection of jazz and classical titles to meet and exceed the highest audiophile standards. All 2xHD tapes are from the original analog master and transfered in the analog domain using 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, is 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 more transparency and better 3D imaging. This copy was recorded on a Nagra IV-S 1/4" at 15 ips.
The transfer is made to Recording The Masters SM468 magnetic tape which has all the features of a master tape, with the best print-through protection and longest storage life.
This recording was made "off-the-floor" in 2 track at 15 ips, using the purest audiophile analog techniques, capturing the energy and joy of three brilliant young musicians playing together as one, seizing the well-known compositions and making them freshly their own. Pianist Josh Nelson is joined here by bassist Alex Frank and drummer Ryan Shaw.
Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape
Pure analog copy at 15 ips, IEC / CCIR EQ, from the analog master tape
Transferred to Recording The Masters SM468 magnetic tape
2xHD mastering by René Laflamme
Made in Canada
|1. It's A Raggy Waltz|
|2. Take 5|
|3. In Your Own Sweet Way|
|4. The Duke|
|5. Blue Rondo a la Turk|
|6. Strange Meadowlark|
|7. Blue Shadows in The Street|