℗ 2016 2xHD
 

Audiophile Hi-Res System Test - Great Sampling Tracks Included

Various Artists

Available in 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit, AIFF, FLAC and 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD / DSF high-resolution audio formats

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Presentation
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0:27
Reference  
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Jazz Club Ambiance (Late Night – Jazz at the Pawnshop)
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4:57
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Medium Size Church Natural Acoustics with 2.5 Sec. Reverb: Twelve Guitars, One Double-Bass (Forestare – Baroque)
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3:24
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Voice and Bass – Concert Hall: Percussion 1
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3:50
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Studio Recording: Voice and Jazz Group (Holly Cole – Holly Cole)
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3:41
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Timbre – Vintage Concert Hall: Harp
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1:56
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Bass: Jazz Bass and Piano
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5:38
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Piano: Steinway Piano
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4:38
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Timbre: Bassoon
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3:40
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Stradivarius Violin, Timbre – Concert Hall: Violin Concerto
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4:05
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Baroque Music
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1:58
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Choir – Church: Children Choir
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2:04
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Bass and Timbre: Organ
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3:05
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Fazioli Piano
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2:29
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Timbre, Jeu de Luth – Small Room: Harpsichord
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1:31
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Bass Response – Concert Hall: Percussion 2 - Djembe Drum
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3:10
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Extreme Dynamics – Concert Hall: Percussion 3 (To be played at medium level)
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2:37
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Timbre, Dynamics: Xylophone
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0:25
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Timbre, High Harmonics: Glockenspiel
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0:33
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Timbre, High Harmonics: Piano, Vibraphone
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2:12
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High Frequency Imaging: Percussion 4
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1:51
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Timpani
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0:33
Channel Identification  
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Test Presentation
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Left Channel
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Right Channel
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0:09
Phasing Test  
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In-phase
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Out-of-phase
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0:12
Sound Perspective  
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Presentation
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0:10
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Bells, Center at 6'
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0:12
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Bells, Left at 6'
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Bells, Right at 6'
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Bells, Left at 18'
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0:15
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Bells, Center at 18'
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0:15
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Bells, Right at 18'
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0:16
Frequency Test  
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Tone Presentation
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0:16
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10Hz
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20Hz
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25Hz
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31.5Hz
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40Hz
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50Hz
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63Hz
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80Hz
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100Hz
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125Hz
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160Hz
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200Hz
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250Hz
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315Hz
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400Hz
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500Hz
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630Hz
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800Hz
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1000Hz
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1250Hz
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1600Hz
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2000Hz
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2500Hz
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3150Hz
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4000Hz
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5000Hz
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6300Hz
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8000Hz
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10000Hz
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12500Hz
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16000Hz
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20000Hz
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25000Hz
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32000Hz
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40000Hz
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50000Hz
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64000Hz
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80000Hz
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96000Hz
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Burn-in Track Presentation
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Burn-in Track
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0:59
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    69:24
This specialty album is an essential tool for audiophiles and for anyone wishing to calibrate their precious sound systems and optimize speaker placement. A production of the high end 2xHD mastering lab, it includes almost an hour of expertly chosen audiophile music, as well as test tones, instrument resonances, stage perspectives, noises and a system burn-in track to help properly set up, enhance and tweak sound systems to ensure maximum performance.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz DSD  – 2xHD Studio Masters

Project concept: René Laflamme
Mastering: René Laflamme
Narration: Yaël Brandeis, VP 2xHD
Album cover concept: André Perry
Graphic Artist: Sylvie Labelle
Executive Producer: André Perry

For the 2xHD mastering of the recordings on this album, the original 1/4”, 15 ips CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T modified with high- end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the play- back head direct to a Telefunken EF806 tube. The Nagra T has one of the best transports ever made with four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head.

An analog transfer was made for each high res sampling.
192kHz was done using MSB Platinum Studio ADC plus
DSD was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock
DSD2 was done using Ayre QA9pro

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96
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96
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44.1
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96
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96
J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos, BWV 1041-1043 & Oboe Concerto, BWV 1060R Antoine Torunczyk; Manfredo Kraemer; Peter Spissky; Bjarte Eike; Fredrik From; Concerto Copenhagen; Lars Ulrik Mortensen
44.1
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96
Honegger & Ibert: L'Aiglon (Live In Montreal / 2015) Anne-Catherine Gillet; Marc Barrard; Étienne Dupuis; Philippe Sly; Hélène Guilmette; Marie-Nicole Lemieux; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano
96
Britten: Saint Nicolas - Hymn to St Cecilia - Rejoice in the Lamb Andrew Kennedy; The Choir of King's College Cambridge; Britten Sinfonia; Stephen Cleobury
96
John Joubert: Jane Eyre (Live) April Fredrick; David Stout; Gwion Thomas; Mark Milhofer; Lesley-Jane Rogers; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
96
Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 – Sinfonia concertante Antoine Tamestit; Frank Peter Zimmermann; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Radosław Szulc
44.1
Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur - Offrande au Saint-Sacrement Andrew Canning
44.1
Händel, Monteverdi & Telemann: Arias Anne Sofie von Otter; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
96
Ancora un segreto Alfred Brendel; Juan Carlos Garvayo
48
Kevin Puts: Symphony No. 2 – Flute Concerto – River's Rush Adam Walker; Peabody Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
44.1

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