The genesis of the new formula came as a result of a visit to High End Audio's self proclaimed Vinyl Guru Michael Fremer's Analog Laboratory. Mr. Fremer demonstrated a Furutech LP demagnetizer. After using the demagnetizer, vocals had so much more texture, bass definition and clarity of every nuance of the recording was vastly improved and there was more low level information than we had ever heard in the recording.
Why did the demagnetizer had the sonic effects on a record? Very simply the carbon black that is ADDED to vinyl for LP manufacture contains trace metals that become randomly magnetized and interfere electrically with the cartridge hanging overhead during play. So... if carbon black and the trace metals contained therein caused playback distortion in the cartridge then why not take out the carbon black altogether? Classic Records Clarity SV-P II Clear Vinyl is the answer!
Clarity Vinyl represents the ultimate in vinyl formulations because it is comprised of over 90% percentage of the highest quality co-polymer available - a key component in vinyl pellets used for manufacturing vinyl records. Further, Clarity Vinyl has no carbon black additive, common in vinyl formulas for LP's. Carbon Black contains trace metals that become magnetized and cause "electrical distortions" in cartridges during playback that smears the sound. By taking out the Carbon Black, Classic Records is able to dramatically reduce the "electrical distortions" and thus bring more "Clarity" to the playback process, providing a more realistic musical experience to the listener and LP enthusiast.
Rimsky Kosakov: Scheherazade was recorded on Oct 14th and 15th 1999 as part of the same sessions that produced EVS2001QP : Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, the first in the Classic Records Presents series of recordings. The multi-grammy winning Elite recording team of Marc Aubort and the late Joanna Nickrenz extract a fantastic recording of the legendary warhouse composition which is a staple of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Pavel Kogan's repertoire. Recorded at the famous Festival House concert hall in Salzburg, Austria, this performance is slightly faster in pace that many other interpretations which builds a tension that brings new light to the orchestral nuances that Korsakov so carefully crafted.
The recording was mastered and cut by Bernie Grundman using Classic's ALL TUBE analog cutting system and pressed on our proprietary 200g Super Vinyl Profile for maximum fidelity and musical pleasure.
• Quiex Clarity SV-P II Clear Vinyl
• 200g Vinyl
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Pavel Kogan, conductor
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Scheherazade, Op. 35