Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra: Wojciech Rajski – The Tube Only Night Music (180g German pressing)


# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Wojciech Rajski
# Vinyl (2005)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Tacet
# Size: 760MB (24/96) + 194MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

From the label:

All our currently available LPs were produced exclusively using the “Tube Only” technology which was developed by TACET, in other words with valve (or tube) microphones and valve amplifiers, recorders and cutting equipment. The cutting is done by hand with scissors and adhesive tape. The most important microphones we use also date from this era: The “U47” was developed by Neumann in 1947, the “M49” in 1949. And the many V72 amplifiers, the components of the tape equipment etc. also originate from the time when LP was at the height of its success. All LPs sold are 180g in weight and come with a great deal of interesting information and photos.

“Tube Only” means: only tube microphones and amplifiers were used for the recording. For transfer to a digital disc (CD, DVD or SACD) a connection to an A/D- or a DSD transformer must be activated. For the LP, however, (except for rare exceptions, justified for musical reasons) the signal is even stored on a tube tape recorder and then mastered with valve equipment, so that one would be right in saying that for the entire production not a single transistor was used.

We have always been especially pleased to receive so much feedback about our Tube Only productions. This motivates us even more to keep working with this technology and rescue it from oblivion. People have told us that the music sounds warmer, without losing any of its TACET brilliance. The timbres glow more. We have also heard that people have the impression of a more homogeneous sound, whatever that is meant to be. So let everyone listen to their own hearts and to the Tube Only recordings and feel something special! Even the sheer joy of this slightly nostalgic outstanding technology can be reason enough to like these productions. Yet what would it all be without the wonderful work of the artists!

Track List:

Side 1 – Serenade in G “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” KV 525
01. Allegro
02. Romance. Andante
03. Menuetto. Allegretto
04. Rondo. Allegro

Side 2 – Divertimento in D KV 136 (125a)
05. Allegro
06. Andante
07. Presto

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5

Technics SL1200-MK5
Shure V15VxMR
SimAudio Moon 110LP preamp
Native Instruments Audio4DJ USB interface

Processing: Sound Forge 10, ClickRepair (manual mode only)

Note: there is a skip in track one.. be sure to grab the fixed files too


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12 thoughts on “Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra: Wojciech Rajski – The Tube Only Night Music (180g German pressing)

  1. not ripped with a tube pre-amp…..
    just kidding.

    thanks so much for the post!! i wish there was more from this ‘tube night’ project, i would love to hear some others.

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