VA - Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (2016) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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VA - Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (2016) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

VA - Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (2016)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 76:45 minutes | 3,45 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 76:45 minutes | 1,38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Proprius Records is one of the world’s finest audiophile record companies. In an advertisement for Proprius some years ago, Proprius founder Jacob Boëthius wrote: “A small record company can’t afford to put out bad discs. And you, the music lover, must be confident that what you buy is good”. He was aware that, in the final analysis, quality is what counts with regard to clients, record buyers, artists and sound engineers. This statement is mirrored totally in the 2xHD philosophy. Proprius Records has always produced some of the most lifelike and incredibly realistic-sounding recordings available; from the mid-seventies on, it became pretty obvious to audiophiles that just about everything released by the label was a treasured commodity. With every recent advance in technology over the last couple of decades, these most highly regarded and sought-after recordings have been re-released with regularity; most everyone out there has probably gladly bought them several times over in several different formats. Now remastered in the optimum resolution from the original analogue tapes, using the 2xHD proprietary system, the two audiophile labels, Proprius and 2xHD share an incomparable desire to reproduce and present the highest quality and most emotional listening experience.

Tracklist:

01. Leif Strand Chamber Choir - Som fågelen vid ljusan dag (arr. L. Strand)
02. Leif Strand Chamber Choir - My Only Son (arr. G. Fristorp and L. Strand)
03. Arne Domnérus - The Man I Love: Lady, be Good!: Oh, lady, be good!
04. Oscar’s Motet Choir, Alf Linder, Torsten Nilsson, Marianne Mellnas - Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76: No. 52. Maria vuggesang (Maria Wiegenlied)
05. Oscar’s Motet Choir, Alf Linder, Torsten Nilsson, Marianne Mellnas - Hosianna, Davids son (Hosanna, Son of David)
06. Arne Domnerus, Gustaf Sjokvist - Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 7. Traumerei (Dreaming) (arr. B. Hallberg for saxophone and organ)
07. Rolf Lindblom - Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84: Preambule
08. Håkan Hagegård, Anders Öhrwall - Messe a 3 voix (Mass in 3 voices), Op. 12, M. 61: Panis angelicus: Panis angelicus
09. Arne Domnérus - Exactly Like You
10. Maurice Duruflé - Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23: I. Le monde dans l'attente du Sauveur
11. Uppsala Akademiska Kammarkor - Laudate pueri Dominum
12. Margareta Hallin, Anne-Marie Muhle, Brian Burrows - Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Introit: Requiem aeternam
13. Arne Domnérus Sextett - Mini-requiem: Medium Love
14. Drottningholms Barockensemble - Suite for Strings
15. Ad Libitum Choir, Georg Riedel, Bengt Hallberg, Egil Joh - Lil' Darling
16. Mikaeli Chamber Choir, Erik Frieberg, Olov Olofsson, Ivar Lindell - Fabodpsalm fran alvdalen

2xHD mastering: André Perry & René Laflamme.
2xHD executive producer: André Perry.

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For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips CCIR master tape was played on a Nagra-T modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Telefunken EF806 tube. The Nagra T has one of the best transports ever made, having four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head. We did an analogue transfer for each high-res sampling and A & B comparisons were made with the original LP, using the KRONOS turntable with a BLACK BEAUTY tone arm.

DSD 5.6 MHz was created using the Merging Horus/Hapi A/D converter, calibrated to the required format and a dCS Vivaldi clock.
Analyzed: Ad Libitum Choir, Georg Riedel, Bengt Hallberg, Egil Joh / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (1)
Arne Domnérus Sextett / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (2)
Arne Domnerus, Gustaf Sjokvist / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (3)
Arne Domnérus / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (4-5)
Drottningholms Barockensemble / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (6)
Håkan Hagegård, Anders Öhrwall / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (7)
Leif Strand Chamber Choir / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (8-9)
Margareta Hallin, Anne-Marie Muhle, Brian Burrows / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (10)
Maurice Duruflé / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (11)
Mikaeli Chamber Choir, Erik Frieberg, Olov Olofsson, Ivar Lindell / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (12)
Oscar’s Motet Choir, Alf Linder, Torsten Nilsson, Marianne Mellnas / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (13-14)
Rolf Lindblom / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (15)
Uppsala Akademiska Kammarkor / Proprius Records: Audiophile Best (16)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -9.31 dB -24.10 dB 4:32 15-Lil' Darling
DR12 -10.33 dB -25.34 dB 3:25 13-Mini-requiem: Medium Love
DR12 -12.36 dB -30.41 dB 4:33 06-Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 7. Traumerei (Dreaming) (arr. B. Hallberg for saxophone and organ)
DR14 -8.55 dB -26.38 dB 9:34 03-The Man I Love: Lady, be Good!: Oh, lady, be good!
DR13 -9.05 dB -24.75 dB 8:25 09-Exactly Like You
DR13 -8.67 dB -25.61 dB 8:20 14-Suite for Strings
DR11 -10.27 dB -25.41 dB 5:06 08-Messe a 3 voix (Mass in 3 voices), Op. 12, M. 61: Panis angelicus: Panis angelicus
DR12 -8.13 dB -24.37 dB 1:54 01-Som fågelen vid ljusan dag (arr. L. Strand)
DR13 -11.22 dB -29.76 dB 4:08 02-My Only Son (arr. G. Fristorp and L. Strand)
DR12 -7.76 dB -24.39 dB 2:44 12-Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Introit: Requiem aeternam
DR13 -6.01 dB -24.21 dB 6:19 10-Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23: I. Le monde dans l'attente du Sauveur
DR11 -13.74 dB -30.10 dB 3:24 16-Fabodpsalm fran alvdalen
DR11 -8.57 dB -24.11 dB 3:13 04-Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76: No. 52. Maria vuggesang (Maria Wiegenlied)
DR11 -7.84 dB -22.34 dB 2:32 05-Hosianna, Davids son (Hosanna, Son of David)
DR13 -8.02 dB -26.36 dB 3:28 07-Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84: Preambule
DR11 -9.13 dB -23.95 dB 5:08 11-Laudate pueri Dominum
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Number of tracks: 16
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 5644800 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 11290 kbps
Codec: DSD128
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