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Dave Denyer’s Review: Discovering Alena Baeva – two Schuberts

Dave Denyer from The Reel to Reel Rambler posted a review of two of Ultra Analogue’s Alena Baeva Recordings of Schubert pieces. Here is a short excerpt of the review and a link to read his full review: “Why, you might ask (and it’s a good question) did I shell out several hundred bucks on […]

Comments on Sampler No.2 & 24 Paganini Caprices (Live) by Tatsuki Narita

Just got the 4 tapes yesterday Perfect sound! Thank you very much Boris

John Johnson’s Review of tape “Tatsuki Narita”

The five tracks are “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saens, “Zigeunerweisen” by Pablo de Sarasate, “Nigun” by Bloch, “Introduction & Tarantella” by Pablo de Sarasate, and “Meditation” by Jules Massenet, all composed in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The sound is just marvelous. They used a special bow for the violin, and I have to […]

Positive Feedback – May 1, 2021

Edward Pong Edward Pong is the owner of UltraAnalogue Recordings. Those in the high-end reel-to-reel community will need no introduction to Ed; his stellar RTR recordings are magnificent, and really embody the sorts of audio virtues that audiophiles can appreciate all day long. As a very long-time RTR lover myself, I asked Ed to write […]

New Digital Download Available

Check out our newest digital download, Beethoven Moonlight Sonata, Debussy Rhapsody for Clarinet and Weber Concertino for Clarinet.

Testimonial on tape “Tatsuki Narita”

Finally I had a chance to visit Roger today who calibrated my machine. I also collected the tape that I just finished to listened to on cold equipment ( I couldn’t wait ).If I had to describe the sound and quality of the recording it would be ” heavenly amazing “I didn’t realize violin can […]

Review: Tape of Moonlight Sonata, Debussy Rhapsody for Clarinet, & Weber Concertino for Clarinet

The first thing that strikes me about this tape is the intro piano work. It lets me hear just the piano and the room which being the two things that seldom change in these tapes helps me get my bearings… but this time it sounds so different. I almost didn’t recognize the piano and even […]

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.