Moussorgsky Pictures At An Exhibition Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape


Ravel orchestration

SKU: 2HDRR1035
UPC: 711841981556

Moussorgsky’s stunning suite written in honor of a painter friend was inspired by a visit to an art exhibition. Each of the movements represents one of the drawings or artworks on display. The depth and timbre in the sound of this recording of the Ravel orchestration was fully captured by the use of only two omnidirectional mics on 1/4″ analog tape at 15 ips.

Mixed directly on two-track analog tracks, the absolute best sounding format.

Audio tapes from 2xHD guarantees that ultimate quality is preserved from the original master in contrast to vinyl albums, CDs or other formats. The transfer is made to the best magnetic tape on the market today, Recording the master, SM468. This tape has the best Print-through protection and longest storage life.

Based in Montreal and created by audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme and producer André Perry, all 2xHD Tapes are from the original analog master and transfer in 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 definition of excellence and uses his knowledge and unfailing instinct to match various audio components to create the best all-encompassing sound experience.

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 wtih high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable 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 custom-built carbon fiber head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2xHD FUSION to obtain more transparency and better 3D imaging. This copy was recorded on a Nagra IV-S 1/4″ at 15 ips.

**It is standard practice in all recording studios to keep the tape “tail out”. This reduces “pre-echo” and it means that the tape should be placed on the right hand side of the recorder, re-wound and then played.

Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape
Pure analogue copy at 15 ips, CCIR EQ, from the analogue master tape
Transferred to Recording The Masters SM468 magnetic tape
2xHD mastering by René Laflamme
1 Reel
Made in Canada
Ravel orchestration
Il vecchio castello
Ballet des poussins dans leurs coques
Samuel Goldenberg et Schmuyle
Limoges, le Marche
Catacombae: Sepulchrum Romanum
Con mortuis in lingua mortua
La cabane sur des pattes de poule
La grande porte de Kiev

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