HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Chesky) Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique (Freccia)

This was the first classical recording release by the legendary brothers Chesky
Reposted, now on FF

# Composer: Hector Berlioz
# Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Massimo Freccia

# Vinyl (1962/86)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Chesky
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B000003GDV

# Size: 933 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory


Chesky really did a good job in remastering this one, the presence and detail is stunning, really puts to shame many digital recording from last tuesday 🙂

The Royal Philharmonic players of 1962 should be proud. They’re invisible when they should be and they sizzle when it’s time. The woodwinds particularly deserve praise. The bassoons are wonderfully agile and the double-reed dialogue in the countryside is very well done. But all that is forgotten when the artist approaches the mouth of hell at the end of the witches’ sabbath — the woodwinds descend into madness with sounds of hysteria you’ll have to hear to believe.
I had never heard of Massimo Freccia before I bought this vinyl, but I must say I like his job as well. A passionate and interesting reading of a very peculiar work: well done!
Analyzed folder: /96kBRLZ_sypha_frc/96k Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique – Freccia
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR14        -0.57 dB     -20.89 dB     A1 1er Mouvement – Reveries – Passions.wav
DR14        -1.88 dB     -21.03 dB     A2 2eme Mouvement – Un Bal .wav
DR17        -1.64 dB     -25.89 dB     A3B1 3eme Mouvement – Scene Aux Champs.wav
DR13        -0.67 dB     -17.71 dB     B2 4eme Mouvement – Marche Au Supplice.wav
DR12        -0.85 dB     -17.88 dB     B3 5eme Mouvement – Songe D’une Nuit De Sabbat.wav
Number of files:    5
Official DR value:    DR14

Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • System: Limited Edition Denon DL 103 SA
  • Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
  • Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
  • Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
  • Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
  • Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
  • Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Light de-Clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising

If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
Id rather have a few light anomalies instead of destroying the music. Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops

  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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18 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Chesky) Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique (Freccia)

  1. Thanks very much Rachmaninov for this great post, I am also very thankful for your other Vinyl 96k/24bit posts, they sound amazingly good – so much better than red book cds especially with my good equipment (Asus Xonar STX sound card and AKG 701 headphones). I have done audio quality tests by converting some of the most detailed 96kHz/24bit .wav files down to 44.1kHz/16bit .flac, and there is absoloutly no audible difference; but the .flac files are roughly 1/3 of the original .wav size. Maybe you could convert to flac 44.1/16 before posting.. Keep up the fantastic work 🙂

    • My friend….there is a difference (little or big, depends on your HiFi-Equipment). Unless you haven’t made a test on a really good equipment. Never test a (possible) difference on PC with a headphone. My Equipment costs about 20K EUR and i can hear the difference.

      • Would you be willing to tell what equipment you have? (it would be very interesting to know what equipment you use for your vinyl rips, and how you put it on your PC) The Asus sound card is the best pc sound card you can buy… My audiophile friend also has a very high end system, roughly 16k Aus. It includes an Ayon CD2 (heavily modified with ultra-clock, Gold capaciters, special Power supply, and more), good pre-amp and poweramp, electro-static speakers, and top end interconnects (which make a huge difference). We both compared several audiophile recordings between his system and my sound card, and at best, his system may have been 10% better than my sound card.
        Thanks Jeremy :mrgreen:

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