MARCH 2017 - RED LEAF AUDIO NEWSLETTER




I am so proud and excited to announce that Red Leaf Audio is now distributing STS Analogue & Digital software. STS is a company from the Netherlands who started out making great sounding recordings for high end audio manufactures like Siltech. However they have now turned their attention to pure analog recordings. Their recordings are done with little to no processing directly to a high speed analogue reel to reel master tape. Every step in the process is compared with the original performance.



Unfortunately average recording companies can't afford to use Rolls Royce type methods through the recording process. STS can thanks to support from some of the finest audio manufactures, with their assistance STS strives to take recording as far as they can possibly go. Audio brands such as Grandinote, C.E.C., Quintafila, Dr. Feickert Analogue, Siltech, Van den Hul, Metrum Acoustics, HiFi Racks Ltd., Audioquest and Nessie provide both technical and financial support.





Distributed pre-recorded R2R tapes are copied directly from the master at 15ips, half track. LP's are pressed at Europe's best record pressing plants directly from that same master tape, getting the listener as close as possible to originally captured performance. The first time I heard one of these recordings I was totally blown away. I believe STS recordings are among the best recordings available today and unlike other record companies the music and performances are emotionally charged and performed by some of Europe's best musicians.



R2R Tapes are $299.USD or $399. Cdn (Tapes come on gold metal reels shown below left, below right is an STS recording session)
STS Gold Empty Take Up Reel $99.USD or $129. Cdn

      

LP's are $39.USD or $49. Cdn
CD's are $19.USD or $29. Cdn

     

Below is a link to an MP3 of a track from Ingram Washington performing a Jazz classic. Obviously MP3 can't fully portray the sound quality but it can
demonstrate how good the music is.









Recommended
WATER MUSIC - GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)





We also have some beautifully crafted aluminum empty take up reels custom made for us available



10.5" $89.USD or $119. Cdn
7" $79.USD or $99. Cdn

(Note: We can have reels made in virtually any design including your logo or artwork, up charge will apply, custom colours are also available)




Pictured above and below is the fabulous Soulines - Kubrick DCX Turntable that both reviewers and users are raving about. Designed by Igor Gligorov, who holds a PHD in mechanical engineering and has over 20 years of experience in designing turntables and upgrade parts for vintage turntables. Soulines turntables are high performance, reasonably priced, easy to setup and are hand made in Serbia. They're beautiful sonically and ascetically and priced between $2500. & $5500. CDN (not including tonearm or cartridge). Custom mount boards can be ordered for most arms.



Soulines -Kubrick DCX Turntable