℗ 2017 2xHD
© 2017 2xHD
A treasure of organ masterpieces by Bach, Gigout, Liszt, Widor, Messiaen and Pachelbel played by master organists Anthony Newman, Gaston Arel, Raymond Daveluy and Bernard Lagacé recorded in the 1960s and ‘70s.
For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips NAB master tapes were played on a Nagra-T modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Telefunken EF806 tube. The Nagra T has one of the best transports ever made, having four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head.
An analog transfer to DSD256 (11.2mHz) was done using Merging Horus/Hapi A\D converter and a dCS Vivaldi clock.
Each format (96kHz, 192kHz, DSD2.8mHz and DSD5.6mHz) was created from that transfer.
Each high-res sampling and A & B comparisons were made with the original LP, using the KRONOS turntable with a BLACK BEAUTY tone arm.
2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme.