Octave Records releases Audiophile Masters Volume X


Press release | Octave Records has released Audiophile Masters, Volume X, the latest in its series of reference-quality demonstration recordings. This time the collection features cover versions of songs written by John Lennon, John Prine, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and other legendary songwriters, as well as standards from the Great American Songbook, all captured in extraordinary Pure DSD 256 sound.
“One of the top requests that Octave Records gets from our listeners is that we record an album of cover songs, so we did just that,” noted Jessica Carson, the album’s executive producer. “We asked our artists to pick some of their favorites, and they illuminate these songs with fresh, personal takes on some of the greatest songs ever written.”
On Audiophile Masters, Volume X, the emphasis is on acoustic-based performances featuring duos, trios, and small groups. The sound is up-close and personal, with a clarity and immediacy that perfectly complements the intimacy of the performances. Audiophile Masters, Volume X was recorded using Octave’s Pyramix-based Pure DSD 256 system. It was recorded, mixed and produced by Paul McGowan, with Terri McGowan and Jessica Carson assisting in the recording, mixing and production duties, and mastered by Gus Skinas.
Audiophile Masters, Volume X features Octave’s premium gold disc formulation, and the disc is playable on any SACD, CD, DVD, or Blu-ray player. It also has a high-resolution DSD layer that is accessible by using any SACD player or a PS Audio SACD transport. In addition, the master DSD and PCM files are available for purchase and download, including DSD 256, DSD 128, DSD 64, and DSDDirect Mastered 352.8 kHz/24-bit, 176.2 kHz/24-bit, 88.2 kHz/24-bit, and 44.1 kHz/24-bit PCM. SRP 19-39 USD, depending on format.
About Octave Records
Octave Records was founded in 2019 to offer the finest-quality high-resolution recordings and compensate musicians fairly for their work using a business model where all production costs are paid for up front, allowing the musicians to directly share in sales revenues and retain ownership of their music. Chief engineer Gus Skinas has hundreds of recording credits and helped develop the state-of-the-art Sonoma pure-DSD recording system used exclusively by Octave Records.

About PS Audio
Founded in 1973, PS Audio has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in manufacturing innovative, high-value, leading-edge audio products. Located in Boulder, Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, PS Audio’s staff of talented designers, engineers, production and support people build each product to deliver extraordinary performance and musical satisfaction. The company’s wide range of award-winning products include the all-in-one Sprout100 integrated amplifier, audio components, power regenerators and power conditioners.


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