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Various Artists - Audiophile Analog Collection Vol. 2


Label:

2xHD

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
XNAX981617F352
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Category:

FLAC 352kHz/24bit DXD Download


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Total download size: 3.2 GB Total play length: 48:56
Cover art and liner notes included

“This album is stunning to say the least.  A reference level stuff!    Do not miss this release when it’s up for grabs.  It really shows what a high-end system is capable or lack of!” (monoandstereo.com review Jan. 2020).

With selections from the worlds of jazz, blues, percussion ensembles, world music and classical music this is a special compilation of analog audiophile recordings at their best; with emphasis on execution and great sound.   The DXD (352.8/24 Bit) format is a new addition to the 2xHD offering

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 NagraMaster curve, 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 DXD using a custom 2xHD Technologies A to D converter. All analog and digital cables that are used are state of the art Siltech. 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 HD DAC X) 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.



Lights of Barcelona
Libertango
Seven Last Words of Christ: Introduction
The Sky Is Crying
Route 66
Le Violette
Échanges synaptiques interdits
Musicus Percussion #3
Bell
J.S. Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Pictures at an Exhibition, Excerpts

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