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THE STOCKFISCH
DMM-CD/SACD
VOL. 1


VARIOUS ARTISTS

SFR 357.5900.2

Multichannel Hybrid SACD


More and more music lovers are discovering the unique sound of a vinyl record.   We have thought about whether it is possible just to make the sound creation factors of a vinyl record audible.   A pressed record however has many artefacts arising from the vinyl pressing i.e. distortion, rumble, groove noise, vertical and lateral aberrations, clicks, etc. and other artefacts that are detrimental to a good sound.   Having said that, music lovers have already become accustomed to these disadvantages.

We call our new production method “DMM-CD.”   With this solution, we can eradicate the aforementioned disadvantages of the pressed record — and yet still maintain the typical vinyl sound:

It starts by cutting onto a copper substrate.   The sonic imprint of the cut is determined by the complex electronics and mechanics of the cutting facility.   Immediately afterwards, we play back the cut using the best possible transfer technology and digitize the result.   The Neumann VMS-82 cutting lathe is used in this case as the “original record player.”   After the cutting process, we leave the copper master on the lathe held firmly by vacuum suction.   This way the disc has no vertical or lateral movement, which would affect the tracking of the pick-up stylus.   With a pressed vinyl record, this source of error is inevitable.

Using the best possible components, we play back the signal from the freshly cut groove.   The components used are: an EMT TSD-15 Pick-up, a factory built special version of EMT's legendary Broadcast TONDOSE TSD-15 and incorporates a diamond made from a square natural rod.   This diamond is refined with a highly sophisticated shape with multiple facets resulting in a frontal parabola measuring 17 x 25 .   This diamond quality secures not only very little distortion, but also very low FIM (Frequency Intermodulation Distortion).   Moreover we decided to use an EMT 997 pick up arm and a top of the range EMT JPA66 valve pre-amplifier.   With critical listening tests, this combination has proven to us to be the optimal chain when it comes to obtaining a sound as close as possible to the master.

  1 CHRIS JONES - NO SANCTUARY HERE     3:50
  2 STEVE STRAUSS - CLOSER     4:16
  3 BROOKE MILLER - WHAT YOU KNOW     3:21
  4 THE GREATER GOOD - IF I COULD     2:37
  5 EWEN CARRUTHERS - THAT TRAIN     4:44
  6 SARA K. & CHRIS JONES - STOP THOSE BELLS (LIVE)     3:40
  7 PAUL O'BRIEN - SONNY'S DREAM     4:13
  8 CARL CLEVES & PARISSA BOUAS - TOUGH     3:33
  9 DAVID MUNYON - FOUR WILD HORSES     4:42
10 DAVID ROTH - THE GREATER GOOD OF ALL     3:31
11 MCKINLEY BLACK - MY DIAMOND MINE     4:16
12 ALLAN TAYLOR - LIKE A CLOUD     3:31
13 MARY MACMASTER & DONALD HAY - NO SLEEP     3:38

(total playing time:     50:01)
ALL TITLES PRODUCED AND RECORDED BY GÜNTER PAULER
Stockfisch Records are distrbuted in Australia by Rockian Trading