Deluxe Analog 2 Tape Edition
2xHD and NativeDSD are proud to offer a Deluxe Double Reel Analog Tape version of Cantate Domino featuring Alf Linder (Organ), Marianne Mellnas (Soprano), Oscar’s Motet Choir and Torsten Nilsson (Conductor). In addition to its earlier release in Stereo DSD at NativeDSD.Com – including Stereo DSD 256 and Stereo DSD 512 editions exclusively available from NativeDSD!
This amazing album which is widely regarded as one of the greatest audiophile masterpieces ever recorded.
Appreciated for its superb sound quality in the recording of choral and solo voices recorded by legendary sound engineer Bertil Alving in 1976, the recording set a new benchmark in sound engineering. Opening with Enrico Bossi’s “Cantate Domino” for choir, organ, trumpets and trombones, the choral album.
Oscar’s Motet Choir
Torsten Nilsson – Conductor
Alf Linder – Organ
Marianne Mellnas – Soprano
– Deluxe Edition
– 2 Audiophile SM 900 Tapes Pure Analogue Copy (AAA) at 15 ips, CCIR EQ, from the Analogue Master Tape
– 2 Master Quality Reel To Reel Tapes
– 2 Balanced Metal Reels Made in Germany by Feinwerktechnik allgäu GmbH Metal Reels
– 2xHD Mastering by René Laflamme
– Elegant Booklet
– Made in Canada
For the recording on this tape, the original 1/4″ 15 ips CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder Vacuum Tube Tape head and recorded on a Nagra IV-S 1/4″ at 15 ips. A custom-built carbon fiber headblock and a head damping electronic system permit 2xHD fusion to obtain more transparency and better 3D imaging.
2xHD Technical Information
The magnetic tape used for this product is the finest state-of-the-art on the market today. Buying an audio tape from 2xHD guarantees that ultimate quality is preserved from the original master in contrast to vinyl albums, CDs or other formats which are all generated from multiple generations of the original eg: tapes have been duplicated (made into ‘safety Copies’) from the master to be sent to mastering labs around the world from which more generations or conversions of the original are used for manufacturing and reproducing. At 2xHD we always use the original master tape for the transfer to your tape.
All transfer pollution which may be caused by cabling, audio consoles, electrical interference, and amplifiers, are eliminated in the 2xHD chain as we dig into the original recording, using more sophisticated power supplies, cables, etc. These procedures help lower tape noise at the lowest spectrum and bring out the second harmonics warmth associated with analog recordings, creating a fresh, new, yet authentic version of the original recording. We call the procedure ‘back to the future technology’. So, it’s fair to say that you own a recording that is superior to the original released product.
The transfer is made to the best magnetic tape on the market today, the SM900 Studio Master tape which has all the features of a master tape but is also designed for long storage. The formula was created by AGFA around 1973. This tape has the best Print-through protection and longest storage life. Tapes of this formula have been stored for more than 40 years — and display no deterioration of the coating or sound quality. It is often chosen by professionals who specialize in classical, instrumental or voice recordings due to the “transparent” sound of its formula.
Fusion Pure Analog Tape by 2xHD
Audio tapes from 2xHD guarantees that ultimate quality is preserved from the original master in contrast to vinyl albums, or CDs.
For the recording on this tape, the original 1/4″ 15 ips NAB or 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 customer-built carbon fiber head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2HD Fusion to obtain more transparency and better 3D imaging. Your copy was recorded on a Nagra iV-S 1/4″ at 15 ips.
A World of Music on Reel Tape at Your Fingertips
Nothing sounds better than music on audio reel to reel tape. The return of the most delicate, but most considered, kind of audio format for a true audiophiles. The most dubious audiophiles know the truth about reel-to-reel tape. The truth is that it just sounds better than vinyl. The ultimate reel to reel tape is the latest retro-trend for audiophiles, it has a greater dynamic range than vinyl, capable of producing extraordinary sound for the treble and bass and there is less signal processing which is the enemy of a hi-fi extraordinaire.
The 2xHD team proud to announce the receipt of two prestigious 2020 Awards: The 2020 Positive Feedback Product of the Year Award was given for Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 2 for Release on Analog Reel Master Tape and High Fidelity’s 2020 Best Recording Award was bestowed on 2xHD for two pure analog recordings: Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 1. and Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 2. Feel The Warmth!
The 2xHD proprietary mastering provides a unique listening experience as the process digs deep in original recordings to bring out all hidden information, without altering the music in any way, uncovering, and bringing out nuances, warmth, depth of field and even the air around the musicians.
Pure analog transfer from the original master tape. Audiotapes from 2xHD and NativeDSD guarantee that ultimate quality is preserved from the original master. Exceptional Audiophile Analog Sound – Master Quality Reel To Reel Recording On RTM SM900 Tape.
Based in Montreal and created by audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme and producer André Perry. All 2xHD audiotapes are from the original analog master and transferred in the analog domain using a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired from the playback head. In the high-end audio world, René has carved out a reputation for the definition of excellence and uses his knowledge and unfailing instinct to match various audio components to create the best all-encompassing sound experience. The company plans to release a new title every 2 months.
Audiophile quality microphone designer and 40 times winner of “Best sound in the show” at high-end audio equipment conventions, Laflamme uses his knowledge and unfailing instinct to match various audio components to create the best all-encompassing sound experience. The exclusive 2xHD system is the fruit of Laflamme’s total experience and imagination. Music on reel-to-reel tape from the original analogue master.
Caring for Your Tape
- We use an MRL tape for alignment of our tape decks
- Tapes should always be stored ‘tail-out’ to prevent print-through
- Store in a dry place. The ideal environment is between 154C-26″C (59’F-78’F) and Relative Humidity of 45%-70%.
- Keep away from any magnetic field such as speakers
- Clean & demagnetize the heads regularly
- These simple procedures will help you enjoy the music for many years. Happy Listening! Tape tail out! Before playback, please rewind the tape
- NativeDSD nor 2xHD cannot be responsible for any damage resulting from customer tape handling or defective machine
Compatible Tape Recorders
Below is a partial list of compatible tape recorders. Other tape recorders may be used as long as they have 15ips, 2 track playback capability, CCIR or NAB curve and 10” diameter reel capacity.
3M, Akai, Ampex 350, 351, 354, 440, MR70, ATR 100, 102, Ballfinger M063H1, M063H3, M063H5, M063H1IX, Crown, Denon, Fostex, Lyrec, Magnecord, Marantz, MCI, Mitsubishi, Nagra T, Nagra IV-S/QGB, Otari, Philips PRO35, PRO36, Pioneer RT707, Scully280, Shure, Sony, Stellavox, Studer B67, C37, A80, 810, A820, ReVox A77, C260, G36, PR99, Tandberg, Teac X2000, Tascam, Technics RS1500, Telefunken M5, M10, M12, M15, Thorens TM1600, United home audio and more.
Alf Linder, Marianne Mellnas, Oscar's Motet Choir, Torsten Nilsson
|Release Date||December 6, 2022|
1 review for Cantate Domino (Deluxe 2 Tape Edition)
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Another great classic recording
I first heard this in my local HiFi shop in the early nineties as it was a reference recording. I first bought it on Vinyl LP, then on Stereo CD and then on a Native DSD download.
On first listening to the Reel to Reel Cantate Domino it almost brought a tear as the shear scale and dynamic was so much more convincing. Wow
One thing – slight clipping on the second tape. First noticed very slight on the CD but even more on tape. I suspect it’s on the original recording. I still recommend this edition of the album.
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