Brand new High-End 200 gramm Vinyl, opened for the first time for this blog
If you ever thought, you have heard all so-called super recordings, all the beauties that take your breathe away, all the most known audiophile acustic wonders on vinyl…so you can forget them all, if you have never heard this Respighi, from (maybe) the best label existing: Reference Recordings.
# Composer: Ottorino Respighi
# Performer: Minnesota Orchestra
# Conductor: Eiji Oue
# Vinyl (2001/2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Reference Recordings
# ASIN: B00005OAD4
# Size: 1.62 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF
“BELKIS, QUEEN OF SHEBA” has only been once recorded. I had always dreamed of another, I have not been disappointed!
Crystal clear recording! Glorious! Special attention has been paid to detail, not evident in Geoffrey Simon’s rendition on Chandos.
The amplitude and clarity of the sound here is exceptional – a good recording to test audio equipment for accuracy and ambience. It reveals the exceptional – and perhaps, to some, surprising – virtuosity of the Minnesota Orchestra. Of course, they have an excellent pedigree and number among previous music directors Ormandy, Mitropoulos, Skrowaczeski and Marriner, so it shouldn’t be such a revelation that they are a gifted and finally drilled band. Oue’s tenure enjoyed a mixed reception and success but there is no arguing with the quality of his best recordings with them and this is indeed one of the best.
Analyzed folder: //192kOtRes_BelQuOfShe_RR/192k Respighi – Belkis, Queen Of Sheba – Pines Of Rome – Oue (RR)
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -3.61 dB -22.98 dB A1 The Pines Of Rome – The Pines of the Villa Borghese.wav
DR13 -4.60 dB -25.02 dB A2 The Pines of Rome – The Pines Near a Catacomb.wav
DR15 -13.59 dB -34.05 dB A3 The Pines of Rome – The Pines of the Janiculum.wav
DR13 -0.17 dB -18.74 dB A4 The Pines of Rome – The Pines of the Appian Way.wav
DR15 -0.75 dB -22.28 dB B1 Belkis, Queen of Sheba – Suite – Solomon’s Dream.wav
DR15 -4.20 dB -26.70 dB B2 Belkis, Queen of Sheba – Suite – The Dance of Belkis at Dawn.wav
DR14 -0.67 dB -19.75 dB B3 Belkis, Queen of Sheba – Suite – War Dance.wav
DR15 -0.22 dB -20.34 dB B4 Belkis, Queen of Sheba – Suite – Orgiastic Dance.wav
Number of files: 8
Official DR value: DR14
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
- Phono amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- 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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