The High Definition Music Download market was originally created for the audiophile and for the discerning music lover dissatisfied with MP3 and CDs. 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 2.8MHz, DSD 5.6MHz and DSD 11.2MHz) or PCM technology (192 kHz/24 Bit) and Digital eXtreme Definition (DXD) provides a total natural sound. It is the new method for selling quality music reproduction on-line.
THE 2xHD FUSION MASTERING SYSTEM:
In continuing the evolution of its propriety process, 2xHD has progressed to a new phase called 2xHD Fusion Mastering, which benefits from the finest analog technology joined with state-of- the-art digital technology, without the digital noise.
The mastering chain consists of a selection of hi-end vacuum tube equipment which includes a modified vacuum tube NAGRA HD dac (DSD) to make it possible to obtain a real analog sound from a digital master. The 2xHD FUSION mastering system is powered by a super capacitor power supply, with a new technology that lowers the digital noise in which is found in the lowest level, something that was not possible before. The resulting signal is then transformed into high resolution formats by recording it in DSD11.2kHz using Merging Technologies’ Horus A to D converter, which is also powered by a super capacitor power supply. All analog and digital cables are the most state of the art available today.
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. A higher resolution transfer leads to a more open sound and the feeling that there is no ceiling because there is less digital filter. One can hear studio quality reproduction in one’s own living room.
2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme.