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Audiophile Speaker Set-Up

Various Artists

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1
Audiophile Speakers Test Presentation
Anonymous
0:58
2
The Pink Panther
Musicus
3:54
3
Everybody Loves Somebody
Holly Cole
4:25
4
Story
Sonny Boy Williamson
4:47
5
Very Early
Bill Evans Trio
5:14
6
Good Morning Heartache
Robert Len
3:42
7
Jazz Session
Anonymous
3:47
8
Greek Tycoon: Bouzouki Music
Anonymous
3:14
9
Cello Suite (excerpt)
Yegor Dyachkov
2:27
10
String Quartet in G Minor (excerpt)
Anonymous
3:46
11
Concert Piano
Anonymous
2:17
12
J'entend la chanson des filles
Anonymous
1:12
13
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046 (excerpt)
Anonymous
5:28
14
Trumpet Solo
Anonymous
1:28
15
Lieder Recital
Musicus
2:20
16
Harp
Musicus
3:36
17
Cello Sonata, Op. 25, No. 3 (excerpt)
Yegor Dyachkov
1:41
18
Guitar
Robert Len
1:10
19
Bassoon 1
Mathieu Harel
0:22
20
Bassoon 2
Mathieu Harel
0:40
21
Violin
Marie Andre Chevrette
2:00
22
Duduk
Robert Len
0:59
23
Bawu
Robert Len
0:52
24
Trumpet
Robert Len
52:47
25
Flugelhorn
Robert Len
1:06
26
Violin Concerto (excerpt)
Anonymous
6:40
Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64bis  
27
Dance of the Knights
Anonymous
2:09
28
Orchestra Excerpt
Anonymous
0:44
29
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. for orchestra) (excerpt)
Anonymous
1:14
30
Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (excerpt)
Anonymous
4:58
31
Organ Music
Anonymous
1:30
Extreme Dynamics  
32
Extreme Dynamics
Yaël Brandeis; Anonymous
0:38
33
Percussion 1
Yaël Brandeis; Anonymous
2:39
34
World Music 1
Yaël Brandeis; Anonymous
1:02
35
World Music 2
Yaël Brandeis; Anonymous
0:58
36
Percussion 2
Yaël Brandeis; Anonymous
1:47
37
Percussion 3
Yaël Brandeis; Anonymous
1:09
38
Percussion 4
Yaël Brandeis; Anonymous
0:42
39
Percussion 5
Yaël Brandeis; Anonymous
1:39
40
Percussion 6
Yaël Brandeis; Anonymous
1:05
41
Percussion 7
Yaël Brandeis; Anonymous
1:16
Instructions for Speaker Placement  
42
STEP 1. BASS
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
2:07
43
Djembe: extreme bass
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
1:30
44
Octobass: 28Hz, 56Hz
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:27
45
Octobass: 42Hz, 84Hz
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:26
46
Octobass: 28Hz to 224Hz
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:32
47
Octobass: 36Hz, 56Hz,112Hz, 224Hz
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:27
48
STEP 2. Toe-in
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
1:33
49
STEP 3. Levelling
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:27
50
Angle
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:44
51
STEP 4. Subwoofer Placement and Phasing
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
1:01
52
Crossover Setting
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:48
53
Subwoofer Second Option
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:20
54
STEP 5. Corner Treatment and Imaging
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:54
55
Corner Absorber
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:13
56
Room Challenges
Yaël Brandeis; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:32
Precise Location and Depth of Field  
57
Precise Location and Depth of Field
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:36
58
Center, 8 ft.
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:49
59
Mid left, 11 ft.
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:37
60
Left, 18 ft.
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:45
61
Mid right, 11 ft.
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:46
62
Right, 18 ft.
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:43
63
Left, 30 ft.
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:38
64
Mid left, 28 ft.
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:28
65
Center, 28 ft.
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:39
66
Mid right, 28 ft.
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:34
67
Right, 30 ft.
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:35
68
Octobass recording
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
1:28
69
2xHD Audiophile High res system test album
Andre Perry; Eric Chappell; Anonymous
0:23
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:45:24
This album was created with the intention for listeners to learn about various speaker placements for the best possible sonic experience. Included on this album are both instructions and sonic examples for audiences to understand the intricate ways in which audio technology works. An added bonus to this album includes not only the sonic examples for judging the progress of speaker placement but also tracks just for listening pleasure.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD Studio Masters

From 2xHD:

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 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 DSD 11.2 MHz using a Merging Technologies’ Horus A to D converter. All analog and digital cables that are used are state of the art. 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 (DSD) 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.

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

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