Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Jeton) Johann Sebastian Bach – BACH (Sonatas For Flute, Cembalo, Violin, Cello)

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Audiophile factor: very, very high

This is definitely the last rip (April 2014) made with the (old) Sumiko Black Bird before the crash

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Performer: Ernö Sebestyén, Martha Schuster, Martin Ostertag, Robert Dohn
# Vinyl (1980)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Jeton
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: not found

# Size: 1.41 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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Bruno Walter / Columbia Symphony Orchestra – Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Franklin Mint pressing, red vinyl)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Conductor: Bruno Walter
# Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
# Vinyl (1958 / 1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 11
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 59 of 100
# Size: 866MB (24/96) + 238MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

The melodious “Pastoral” symphony takes on added meaning in light of the circumstances in which Beethoven composed it – a time when he was experiencing great emotional torment. He had started losing his hearing in his late twenties. The loss was progressive, causing him deep despair. Seeking to ease his sorrows with long walks in the fields and forests, he jotted down musical ideas. From these, he created a number of masterpieces – among them his Sixth Symphony.

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments or PM me directly.
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Harmonia Mundi) Jean Philippe Rameau – Orchestra Suites from “Hippolyte Et Aricie” (La Petite Bande/Kuijken)

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This is one of the most beautiful and best sounding records I own. A real sonic wonder by audiophile label Harmonia Mundi.

Dedicated to Catania ! 😉

# Composer: Jean Philippe Rameau
# Performer: La Petite Bande
# Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
# Vinyl (1979)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Harmonia Mundi
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B
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# Size: 2.0 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Jeton) Johann Sebastian Bach – Concerto After Italian Taste (Martha Schuster)

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New rip, made with the 2013 rig and in 24/192

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Performer: Martha Schuster
# Vinyl (1981)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Jeton
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: never on CD

# Size: 1.39 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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George Szell / The Cleveland Orchestra – Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (Franklin Mint pressing, red vinyl)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Conductor: George Szell
# Orchestra: The Cleveland Orchestra
# Vinyl (1963 / 1981)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 71 of 100
# Size: 638MB (24/96) + 175MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments or PM me directly.

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Our future is save!

Friends…our future, concerning 1st class rips from Rachmaninov could not be better !

Two weeks ago I bought a Denon Turntable, the DP 57L, very nice, more than 30Y old but in Near Mint Condition, payed 445 EUR…to be destinated to work togheter with my other TT – the Kenwood KD-7010+Denon DL103 – for my customers, with sporadic missions for Boxset.ru….there was mounted an older cart by Ortofon, that doen’t seem to be bad…this is what I thought until some hours before.

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NOT BAD ??? Oh boy…after some better hearings; it is marvellous warm, total bass control, without distorsions or any other errors…..

After some help from my friends of the “other” blog and after some researches on the web, I realized that I have an Ortofon Virtus MC cart, maybe 12Y or more old, but so gooooooood ! The vendor of the Denon TT told me, it was in the last years connected with a Mark Levinson No. 26, but used only some hours in the year….in total it has maybe 200 hours.

The Ortofon Virtus is a cart of the 700-800 EUR class.

So, at now, I have 3 turntables and 3 carts to delight you 😉

Our future rips are save.

Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Jeton) Frederik Chopin – Bianca Maria Cian

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New rip, made with the 2013 rig and in 24/192

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Bianca Maria Cian
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Jeton
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD: never on CD

# Size: 1.21 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Johann Sebastian Bach – Complete Lute Works (Narciso Yepes)

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Due to a FF-issue, part 3 is re-uploaded
For me, the best performance of Bach’s complete solo lute works, period. This 2 LP box set is highly recommended.
Yepes was a consummate technician and a knowledgeable interpreter of all musical idioms from the Middle Ages through to the height of the 20th Century avant-garde. His playing was characterized by intelligence, sensibility, clarity, power, majesty, poetry, and a devilish ability to separate and sustain contrapuntal lines.

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Performer:
Narciso Yepes
# Vinyl (1974)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Label: DGG Archiv

# ASIN: B000V3PQZU
# Size: 2.14 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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My wonderful Bird maybe has flown away :(

I don’t know, what happened….
Yesterday, early afternoon, after I had finished a rip, wanted to start 1 hour later another one and realized, that the right channel was dead.
I tried switching cables from right to left and viceversa, with no luck. I mounted my Denon DL103 that I have on the Kenwood TT and both channels were OK.
OK, what does it means now, for you? This is not a call to donate for a new cart…no, no.
I send the cart on monday to the seller and hope their things go the right way, although I read some reports, of people that have/had the BB, Sumiko would react very hard and uncooperative, telling to the customs, they would have caused the damage.
Anyway, I have a brilliant brother in law who is advocat, a very good one.

Simply, let’s wait, what happens in the next weeks.
In the mean time I will reduce, drastically, my output. Some rips I will offer, will be done with the Denon DL103.

I keep you informed!

Good news, Folk !!!!!!!

The Sumiko distributor in Germany has replaced the damaged Black Bird with a brand new one….
…and the warranty starts from now on again, for the duration of 1 year
😀 😀 😀

I should receive the new Bird this coming week, so I will run it without ripping for a week or so, to get togheter the famous 40-50 hours for burning.

Have a nice Weekend to you all !!!!!!!