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Bill Evans - Bill Evans Top of the Gate (Remastered in DXD & DSD)





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FLAC 352kHz/24bit DXD Download

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Total download size: 6.0 GB Total play length: 1:29:55
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This newly remastered and revitalised in 2xHD’s FUSION process version of one of Jazz’s greatest trios is now available in all formats, including DXD and DSD 11.2.  The mastering was made from the original analog tapes which were recorded October 23, 1968 in Greenwich Village on an Ampex recorder, using an analog tube console.
Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate offers listeners a table at the front of the stage for a stellar performance


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 or 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.

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