This album features music from FRANÇIS POULENC (1899 —1963) and JEHAN-ARISTE ALAIN (1911 — 1940). A Concerto for Organ and a Suite for Organ. This music was recorded directly to Analog Tape.
For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips CCIR master tape was 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 with four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head.
2xHD did an analog transfer for each high-res sampling and A & B comparisons were made with the original LP, using the KRONOS turntable with a BLACK BEAUTY tone arm.
DSD 64 was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock
DSD 128 was done using Ayre QA9pro