When recording engineer Gert Palmcrantz was loading his car with equipment outside europa Film Studios on December 6th, 1976, it was only to make one of many recordings. No-one knew then that it was to become a cult recording among audiophiles and one of the most appreciated jazz-recordings ever made.
Total time: 00:48:35
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, with a pair of Dolby A, 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. We 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 ADC and dCS Vivaldi clock
DSD 128 was done using Ayre QA9pro ADC
DSD 256 was done using Merging Technologies Horus ADC
DXD 352.8kHz was done using MSB Platinum Studio ADC plus
2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry
Neumann U47, KM56, M 49
|Original Recording Format|
Stampen, Jazz Club, Stockholm
|Recording Type & Bit Rate||
Analog to DSD256
|Release Date||October 9, 2015|
Canoh Audio Video Magazine
The sound is reference quality. Uncommonly good – from the original analog recording transferred to DSD it is, in my opinion, perfect. At least for the present technology. One can hardly find something more spectacular to demonstrate audio equipment. Testing is possible provided that you have been in live jazz concerts in small clubs. You know very well how this music sounds in reality. On the “right” audio equipment it provides a strong sense of presence. Sound Quality: 10/10
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