Linn Records is a British-based company that sells high-end audio equipment and produces audiophile quality recordings.
Linn is an independent record label, that combines a love of music with a passion for quality. They cover everything, from award-winning classical and jazz recordings, to the latest rock, pop and electronica. Linn Records captures the finest performances and let you download them to play in your home.
You can buy individual tracks or whole albums. Download them immediately. Or choose between CD, Super Audio CD and vinyl and we’ll deliver your music straight to your door.
We also promote music from other high quality record labels, with specially selected albums available as Studio Master downloads.
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After reading about the ‘fake’ HD content that can be found on hdtracks, I went to my HD files and checked one by one, whether they are ‘real’ HD or just blown up. After going through 90 albums I had to erase 9 albums, 10%. 2 were Linn, 1 Chandos and a couple of others I already forgot.
Interestingly the 2 ISLAND records, Bob Marley and Bon Jovi, which I had expected to see to fail, turned out to be real HiDef, with visible audio into the upper 20’s and no low pass filtering whatsoever!
Chesky delivered as well, with one exception, Ana Caram’s “Rio After Dark”, which cut off right above 20 kHz.
As Mark pointed out, many classical recordings are done with 24-48. I could see that clearly, as many classical recordings I have checked cut off just above 24 kHz. I left those recordings in my HD folder, just renamed than 24-48 and not 24-96.
I will check another 200 albums today and will report on them.
BTW a side note. I read here or somewhere else that early DVD-Audios were just blown-up 44.1 files. I converted my 45 DVD-Audios to Flac files a while back and I have to say that up until now, none of them turned out to be a faker. As an example: Buena Vista Social Club – Nice straight audio way into the low 30kHz range on all 5 channels, plus the subwoofer.
Frank, remember that just because a file shows frequencies above 20 kHz doesn’t (in my definition of HD) necessarily mean that they are Real HD-Audio. The Bob Marley and Bon Jovi titles most likely came from analog tape, which is NOT an HD format (as good as it is).
That doesn’t mean that they should be removed or not enjoyed. You have purchased the best possible presentation of this tunes/albums. But they are not the same as newly minted HD recordings made with current technology and produced with HD in mind.