180 gram audiophile demonstration & test disc! a treat to listen to, a great way to test and show off your system. This audiophile demonstration album contains 13 tracks which were recorded with 50 year old Neumann valve microphones. Many tracks use the "Decca tree" configuration, invented by engineers in the early 1950's using 3 Neumann M50 microphones. Some tracks were recorded with a 1/2" Studer reel to reel recorder running at 30ips. This audiophile disc was used as a reference by Michael Fremer of Analog Planet in testing various record mats. The album contains selections from composers and musicians that include Vivaldi, Mozart, Ellington, Rachmaninoff, Verdi, and more!
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto for 2 Mandolins
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No 1 (Interior)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No 1 (Exterior)
Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682-1738), Rondo
Bruce Davidson, Improvisation
Duke Ellington (1899-1974), Caravan - Finale
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), Force of Destiny - Finale
Klaus Badelt (1967), Pirates of the Caribbean
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Durch Zartlicheit & Schmeicheln
David Graham, Improvisation
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908), Tarantella
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), Spanish Dance No. 1
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Piano Concerto No.2 - Finale
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.