The High Definition Music Download market was originally created for the audiophile and for the discerning music lover dissatisfied with MP3. Now with the new generation of computers and audio equipment able to download and play higher resolution, high definition music is becoming more accessible to the mass market.
This superior download platform is able to deliver high resolution music, through Cloud-based distribution.
HD downloads, using Direct Stream Digital (DSD and DSD 2) or Digital eXtreme Definition (DXD) deliver a total natural sound.
It is the new method for selling quality music reproduction on-line.
With this ‘back-to-the-future’ technology, music can now be downloaded without using compression.
The resulting higher fidelity (40% better than CD), not only retains the warmth and depth of the original recording, it carries a new transparency to the higher register so that each instrument can be heard with brilliant clarity even at a lower listening level. One can hear studio quality reproduction in one’s own living room.
AMPEX TUBE ANALOG RECORDERS
Selected for their sheer musicality these vintage recorders have all been adjusted and highly modiﬁed by 2xHD.
Analog to digital (AD) converters are also modiﬁed and optimized by 2xHD.
PYRAMIX MASSCORE RECORDERS
Records all high resolution formats.
Its Masscore system allows for great ﬂexibility.
Should the analog tape be too severely damaged or lost we can use a vinyl version with spectacular results. The Kronos has been designed by Louis Desjardins with the help of 2xHD.
SILTECH AND SHUNYATA CABLES
All digital and analog cables are reduced to a minimum optimal length in the digital conversion and mastering system.
▲ Telefunken M15A modified with OTL playback electronics (discrete components), special resonator free technology circuit. The head block is a customized SAKI ¼”, ½”, 15 ips and 30ips.
▲ 1976 Nagra IV-S with stereo head (2.75mm) and a QGB adaptor, one of the most musical recorders.
▲ A selection of A/D and D/A: dCS 905 modified with a dual power supply – one per channel - for the most natural DXD sound. Nagra HD Dac tubes and Nagra Jazz tubes are used for a great reference in DXD and DSD2 playback.
▲ Nagra-T modified with all tubes playback electronics (the Telefunken EF806 tubes), wired with OCC silver cables from the head. The Nagra T is one of the best transports ever made with its four direct drive motors and a tape sensor head.
▲ A selection of Hi-end tube preamplifiers and compressors from DW Fearn, Nagra, Bottlehead, Millenia, Pendulum - all with selected vintage hi-end tubes.
◀︎ Designed by John Dunlavy, the model IVa Signature reference speaker is one of the most neutral speakers on the planet.
High-power transistor amplifier or Hi-end single-end 300B (Western Electric) are selected to power the Dunlavy speakers. The playback system is in a large room for a better frequency response down to 20Hz. ▶︎
▼ Custom-built computer with linear power supply is used with the Pyramix masscore DXD/DSD5.6 mHz system.