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Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Award, 2020 from Myles Astor

UltraAnalogue Recordings received the Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Award 2020, from Myles Astor for the tape: Positive Feedback wrote: Classical, 15 ips, reel-to-reel tape: Chopin: Introduction & Polonaise brilliante, Op. 3; Chopin: Etude in C-sharpe minor (with 2 different bows); Paganini: Variations on Theme from Moses in Egypt, Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello) and Noreen Polera (piano), UltraAnalogue Recordings, NAB […]

Steve Deckert Review of 2 new tapes: Beethoven Cello Sonata No.5 & Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

As promised a re-visit of these two tapes on my hi-end reference system. I thought I was going to listen to a classical tape… you know, the music. In this case, Beethoven. What happened is I found myself visualizing the room, especially the piano as it clearly sets about 10 feet away from me. I […]

The Reel-to-Reel Rambler, David Denyer’s review of 5 Alena Baeva tapes.

Discovering the amazing Alena Baeva with UltraAnalogue Recordings…

Review/Comments about “Tatsuki Narita” tape by Mike Malinowski

Ed, Listened again last night. This time relaxing with my wife, a glass of wine and the lights out. Overall, the experience was even better the second time.  I find that listening in the dark sharpens the senses and allows a clearer focus on the music. Although I am in no way an expert in […]

Review of Digital Download vs Tape: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Ed Pong (UltraAnalogue) decided to expand his recorded repertoire with two of the big five with a piano accompanist playing the orchestral part. Ed has been able to get some really top notch violinists (and other musicians) to play in his home concert venue with excellent results. The two concerti, the Tchaikovsky is played by […]

Review of tape: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Alena Baeva & Vadym Kholodenko

Mar 25, 2020 My tape also arrived today and Steve has hit the nail on the head. The del Gesu is a wonderful, big sounding instrument. I understand that Alena has it on loan from an anonymous patron. I have a bunch of the top analogue era Mendelssohn concerti and this one is very special. […]

Review of Digital Downloads in Mono and Stereo High-End Audio Magazine

My latest discovery, which I appreciate, is UltraAnalogue Recordings. These recordings cannot be called typical audiophile digestion, but they are real gems, capturing very different and emotional performances, recorded at the right time, in the right place, and with the right know-how. “Danse Macabre” Narita, Lee Tatsuki Narita comes with a sheer degree of the […]

8 New Digital Downloads with star cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan

We have just released 8 new digital downloads featuring star cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and pianists Benjamin Smith and Noreen Polera. Additionally, we have added a new digital download sample of the Shostakovich Cello Sonata:

Review: Digital Download – “Tatsuki Narita”

Downloaded the Narita recording last weekend. Superb sonics and performance. Virtually quiet–no tape hiss or background noise. Great dynamics too. I’ll be a buyer for more when Ed releases them. Ken Swanson

Review: Digital Download – Ravel Violin Sonatas No.1&2

Talk about delicacies. I like the warmth and exponential musical feeling of Tatsuki Narita and Yun-Yang Lee from the album Ravel Violin Sonatas No.1&2. This piece was originally recorded on a 2 track 15 ips tape. The DSF files were transferred directly from the digital recorder with only the metadata added. This particular recording is […]

Review of new Alena Baeva & Vadym Kholodenko tapes.

I’ve been listening to both Alena and Vadym on one of Ed’s 15 IPS tapes and it’s head-shaking on more than a few levels.  The sound quality is reference grade that most have never heard. You have to understand something about UltraAnalogue Recordings… there are no studios with an audiophile signal path like this. In […]

Digital Downloads Review from Steven Deckart

Here are a couple things Steven Deckart had to say about Ultra Analogue Recordings’ Digital Downloads A) It’s not a simple file you can click on to hear a sample of the sound quality, but instead you get to add it to the cart, fill out your name and address and then download.  Normally this […]

UltraAnalogue Recordings to offer digital downloads of selected tapes

These will be offered in 2 formats: DSD128 and 24/192kHz FLAC. They will be 2xDSD recordings of the analogue master tapes. The PCM FLAC files will be derived from these 2xDSD recordings.

Comments on digital download of “Tatsuki Narita”

Downloaded the Narita recording last weekend. Superb sonics and performance. Virtually quiet–no tape hiss or background noise. Great dynamics too. I’ll be a buyer for more when Ed releases them. KSwansen

Steve Williams of review of tape “Tatsuki Narita”

The last several tapes produced by Ed Pong and Ultraanalogue Recordings have just gotten better by quantum leaps. I have always liked Classical music but never in an authoritative fashion. Little by little Ed Pong has gotten to me with the release of his tapes. IMO the last two tapes were probably the best produced […]

New Tape by violinist Xiang Yu & pianist Noreen Polera

UltraAnalogue Recordings is excited to release a new tape by Xiang Yu & Noreen Polera! Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35

New Review by Steve Williams

Below is an excerpt from Steve William’s review of Ultra Analogue Recordings tapes: The sound quality is what truly draws me in as I have said so many times that I am an illiterate when it comes to classical music. Ed’s tapes open so many new avenues. These recent tapes were special as a few […]

New Tape by Star Violinist Alena Baeva & Pianist Vadym Kholodenko

UltraAnalogue Recordings is excited to release a new tape by star violinist Alena Baeva & pianist Vadym Kholodenko! The tape has two pieces: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 & Tchaikovsky Melodie

2 New Tapes by Star Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan

UltraAnalogue Recordings is very excited to release 2 more tapes by star cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan & pianist Noreen Polera! 1) Beethoven Cello Sonata No.4 & Tsintsadze 5 Pieces in Folk Style2) Beethoven Cello Sonata No.5 & popper Hungarian Rhapsody

New Tapes Released!

UltraAnalogue Recordings is very excited to release it’s first solo recordings with the 2013 Gold Medal winner of the Van Cliburn Competition – Vadym Kholodenko.   These are all live except the Beethoven Bagatelles & Medtner Fairy Tales. Here is the Beethoven Rondo performance: Vadym Kholodenko, Beethoven Rondo, Op.129 Below are links to the tapes: Beethoven Bagatelles […]