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Re: Reference Records on Vinyl
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 12:48:14 PM »
http://www.avguide.com/article/reference-recordings-lps-the-reference-mastercuts-series

Chalk up another one for Chad. Now that he has his new record pressing plant up and running it looks like he is reaching out to some of the other organizations that sold vinyl in the past and trying to convince them to release some new stuff through his plant.

This would be a good thing for the hobby if  he can get a good following.
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Re: Reference Records on Vinyl
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 03:04:51 PM »
From ad email today:

"THE FIRST TWO RELEASES IN THE
REFERENCE MASTERCUTS VINYL SERIES
ARE HERE AT LAST!


RM-1502 Stravinsky:
The Firebird Suite
The Song of the Nightingale
Single 33-1/3 rpm LP, 200-gram disc from Quality Record Pressings, in deluxe gatefold jacket.
First time ever on LP! Performed by the Minnesota Orchestra,
conducted by Eiji Oue.
Price $34.98 Order Securely Online


RM-2501
Dick Hyman From The Age of Swing
2 LP set, 45 rpm, 200-gram discs from Quality Record Pressings, in deluxe gatefold jacket
Price $49.98 Order Securely Online

For many years, RR has been searching the world over for the best possible vinyl mastering, plating and pressing facilities so we could re-enter the LP market. We now have a production chain that will allow us to produce LPs to meet our high standards and satisfy our demanding customers. We know you have been waiting for these LPs for a long time!

THE TEAM:
Disc mastering is done at half-speed to ensure maximum accuracy. The lathe system has custom electronics by Nelson Pass. The simple signal path contains no compression, equalization or unnecessary circuitry. RR Chief Engineer and Technical Director, "Prof." Keith Johnson consulted on the design of the system and helped with the rebuilding of the lathe and electronics, which is owned and operated by long-time mastering expert Paul Stubblebine. "Prof." Johnson has pronounced it equal to the challenge of our master tapes!

Once we achieved successful results in disc mastering, we faced the difficult task of choosing the best plating and pressing facility to manufacture our discs. Fortunately, the new Quality Record Pressings plant in Salina, Kansas was coming on line, and we feel that waiting for this plant to open was well worth it. Chad Kassem assembled a crack team of experts to design and run his new plant, employing many unique techniques and features that clearly set QRP apart from all other pressing plants. We believe the 200-gram deluxe vinyl pressings from QRP are truly exceptional.

THE PLANS:
Future releases in the Reference Mastercuts Series will include recordings by The Hot Club of San Francisco, Minoru Nojima, the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony and more. Depending on program lengths, some new releases will be cut at 45 rpm, some at 33-1/3 rpm. Some will be single discs, some double. All will feature deluxe gate-fold jackets crafted by Stoughton Printing. An unusual feature of new RR masterings is what we call the "FDS finish": the end of each side will have a 30-second band of silent grooves before the "pull-away." No one today uses a record changer, and the silent grooves allow time to lift the arm before the always-somewhat-noisy tie-off. (Some 1950s vintage Capitol Full Dimensional Sound pressings sported this feature.) RR founder, J. Tamblyn (Tam) Henderson deserves recognition for identifying the value of this unique
feature and reintroducing it with the new Mastercuts.

Quantities are very limited! Order now!"