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Super Artists in Super Audio Vol. 2

The Netherlands Bach Society, Pieter Wispelwey, Dejan Lazić, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, The Gents, New Century Saxophone Quartet, Florilegium, Paolo Giacometti, Johannette Zomer, Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Katona Twins, and more..

Bach, Shostakovich, Tunder, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Cano, Rossini, Rossi, Piazzolla, Rachmaninov

SKU: SEL3404

Year of release: 2004

1. Bach-Christmas Oratorio-Jauchzet frohlocket auf preiset die Tage Bach 07:29
2. Shostakovich-sonata for cello and piano D minor-Allegro Shostakovich 03:04
3. Tunder-An Wasserflussen Babylon Tunder 05:07
4. Haydn-Piano Sonata in Eb-Allegro Haydn 08:26
5. Tchaikovsky-Souvenier de Florence-Adagio cantabile e con moto Tchaikovsky 10:44
6. Cano-Hijo de la Luna Cano 04:27
7. Bach-Die Kunst Der Fuge-Contrapunctus 7 Bach 02:17
8. Haydn-Symphony no 101-Andante Haydn 07:54
9. Rossini-Quelques riens pour album-Allegro Vivace Rossini 03:41
10. Rossi-Or che la notte del silenzio amica-Zomer Rossi 06:57
11. Bach-Fugue in G Bach 02:53
12. Piazzolla-Homenaje a Lieja Piazzolla 05:48
13. Rachmaninov-Symphony no 2-Adagio Rachmaninov 06:49
Total time: 75:41

About this album

With almost 4 years of Super Audio recordings enhancing our catalogue, we at Channel are convinced that this revolutionary new technology represents the final chapter in the search for natural and realistic sound production. With a good multi speaker setup the listener can enjoy concert hall acoustics in the comfort of their own home. What’s the difference? Digital camera images are composed of tiny dots or “pixels” which combine to reproduce the actual image. The more pixels, the sharper the image. This same technology applies to Super Audio recording with the digital sound being produced 64 times greater than conventional recordings. The secret lies in the converters which directly process the incoming sounds which have the patented name called Direct Stream Digital (DSD). Older recordings can be re-mastered using the new techniques but the difference between a reissue and a 100% Super Audio recording will be obvious to even the novice listener. Channel’s Hybrid CD’s simply means that the new technology has been added or ‘glued’ to the normal CD layer which can be played on a conventional CD player as well as a Super Audio Player.`
There is no multi- channel users manual to assist a record producer with set-up and microphone placement. Trial and error coupled with experience and intuition have been key words in attempting to achieve 5th row center acoustics. Actually this means recreating the emotional impact the music produces. Even in SACD stereo, the depth of sound, clarity of details is so clear that the emotional and sonic advantage of SACD is easily revealed. The number of excellent reviews Channel has received for quality of recording leads us to believe that we are pursuing the right direction.

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Technical Specifications

Recording SoftwarePyramix
Recording Type Bit RateDSD64
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks
Mixing BoardRens Heijnis custom made
MicrophonesBruel % Kjaer, Schoeps
Mastering EquipmentB&W 803 diamond series
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Digital ConvertersMeitner AD?DA
Cablesvan der Hul