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Audiophile Analog Collection Vol. 1

Various Artists

Available in 352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC and 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD high resolution audio formats

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1.1
Pink Panther
Henry Mancini Jazz Ensemble
4:03
1.2
The Story of Sonny Boy Williamson
Sonny Boy Williamson
4:50
1.3
Improvisation
Greek Tycoon Bouzouki Music
3:17
1.4
Leaving
Fred Alarie Trio
7:41
1.5
Improvisation
Musicus Percussion Ensemble
4:35
1.6
Improvisation
Musicus Harp Solo
3:34
1.7
Improvisation
Katjar Percussion Ensemble
2:13
1.8
We'll Be Together Again
The L.A. Network
5:31
1.9
The Duke
The L.A. Network
6:05
1.10
Maya the Carnaval
Art Johnson; Fred Alarie
6:37
1.11
Alle, Psallite Cum, Laya
Jongleur de la Mandragore
5:16
1.12
Espérance (Improvisation)
Marie Saint Onge
1:03
Total Playing Time    54:45
From the worlds of movies, blues, percussion ensembles, world music & 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.

For the recording on this tape, the original 1/4" 15ips CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cables 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.

The resulting single is then played through a mastering chain consisting of a selection of hi-end vacuum tube equipment which includes a modified vacuum tube NAGRA HD DAC (DSD) to make it possible to obtain a real analog sound from a digital master. The 2xHD FUSION mastering system is powered by a super capacitor power supply, with a new technology that lowers the digital noise in which is found in the lowest level, something that was not possible before. The resulting signal is then transformed into high resolution formats by recording it in DSD 11.2 kHz using Merging Technologies’ Horus A to D converter, which is also powered by a super capacitor power supply.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD Studio Masters

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