# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
# Vinyl (2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 16
# Label: Tacet
# Size: 550MB (24/96) + 135MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: FileFactory, FilePost
Much more than just a gimmick, this album boasts outstanding sound quality and stellar performances. See the information from the label below for more details on the production.
From the label:
Boléro backwards — better LP sound!
Unlike a normal LP, the needle is put down at the lead-out groove and moves outwards. Behind this apparent gag is nothing other than the wish to achieve the very best sound possible with the general awareness that music often begins softly and ends loudly. A great pity that this phenomenon is not taken into account when employing the usual cutting technique, for the further the pick-up arm moves towards the center, the more information has to be stored per groove centimeter with a constant revolution speed. The result: with an increasing level of sound, the high notes tend to suffer from distortion.
In order to demonstrate that this undesirable effect can be compensated, the director of Tacet, Andreas Spreer, chose to put Ravel’s Boléro — one of the direst examples of dynamics — to the test. The result is 16 minutes of excitement and brilliant sound, which escalates with every millimeter that the needle progresses along the groove to its final climax.
01 – Boléro
02 – La Valse – Poème Chorégraphique Pour Orchestre
Additional information can be found here.
All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5
Technics SL1200-MK5 (modified)
– Rega RB300 arm with RB700 wiring
– Michell Tecnoweight
– SoundSupports armboard
– Trans-Fi Audio ResoMat
Shure V15VxMR (with Jico stylus)
SimAudio Moon 110LP preamp
Native Instruments Audio4DJ USB interface
Processing: Sound Forge 10, ClickRepair (manual mode only)
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