HRx DVD-R data discs contain exact, digit-for-digit copies of the original Reference Recordings 176.4 kHz / 24-bit digital masters. This is the ultimate in fidelity for two-channel sound: TRUE high-resolution audio, ready to load from DVD-R data discs onto your computer music server!
To play HRx, the files on the DVD-R data disc must be uploaded to a computer music server, which then will play the music files through your audio system. (You cannot play them on CD, DVD, or SACD players!!!)
Best of Show award for Greatest Technological Breakthrough: Reference Recordings HRx ultra-high resolution (176.4/24) digital music format. (Alan Taffel: The Absolute Sound, April/May 2008)
"Reference Recordings, a company at the forefront of technical advancements for the past 30 years, has broken through the technical barriers to deliver to listeners the exact high-resolution digital bitstreams created during the recording sessions. The company's HRx format encodes as WAV files on a DVD the master recording, which was sampled at 176.4kHz with 24-bit resolution. For the first time, you can listen to the original high-resolution datastream of some spectacular titles from the Reference Recordings catalog." - Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, January 2009
Favorites and rarities, including Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale, Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils, and Rabaud: Dances from Marouf.
"...An international orchestra of real accomplishment" - NY Times.
"Both discs represent triumphs of artistry -- musical and technical." - InTune
First Edition August 2008
Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden
Dance of the Seven Veils from Solome
Hopak from Mazeppa
Dance of the Persian Slaves from Khovanshchina
Dances from Marouf, Cobbler of Cairo
Ballet Music from The Demon
Polonaise from Rusalka
Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah