Various Artists - Audiophile Analog Collection Vol. 1

 (Reel To Reel)

Various Artists - Audiophile Analog Collection Vol. 1


Fidelio 2xHD



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RR2X 1143
UPC: 711841832797
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1/4 Inch - 15 IPS Tape

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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.

From the worlds of movies, blues, percussion ensembles, world music, and jazz, this is a special compilation of analog audiophile recordings at their best, with emphasis on execution and great sound. A must for the reel-to-reel enthusiast.

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
1 reel
Made in Canada

1. Pink Panther (Jazz Ensemble)
Recorded at Plateau Montreal concert hall with two Schoeps cardio microphones on Nagra IV-S

2. The Story of Sonny Boy Williamson (Sonny Boy Williamson)
Recorded on 2 tracks with two Schoeps cardio (tube) microphones

3. Greek Tycoon Bouzouki Music
Recorded at La Chapelle du Grand Seminaire on Decca Tree with 3 Fidelio 2xHD mircophones on Nagra IV-S

4. Musicus Harp Solo
Recorded with 2 Schoeps on Nagra IV-S

5. Musicus Percussion Ensemble (voice Jambi, timpani, big drum)
Recorded at Salle Claude Champagne with 2AKG C12, 4 Neumann U67, 2 B&K 1 inch microphones, on Nagra T

6. Katjar Percussion Ensemble (Fine percussions, drums)
Recorded with 2 Fidelio 2xHD microphones on Nagra T at 30ips

7. Esperance (Marie Saint Onge - world music)
Recorded with 2 Fidelio 2xHD microphones on Nagra T at 30ips

8. Leaving (Fred Alarie Trio; tribute to Chet Baker and Scott LaFaro)
Recorded at La Chapelle historique du bon Pasteur with two Neumann U-67 on Nagra IV-S

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