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April 2021

REF10 SE120 contributes decisively to a successful mastering project in Japan

The SACD format continues to play an important role, especially in the Japanese market. In order to achieve a perfect result in the remastering project of a special SACD edition of the CD J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006 by the German violinist Isabelle Faust, the MUTEC REF10 SE120 was used as the reference master clock in the venerable King Sekiguchidai Studios in Tokyo.

This ambitious production was supervised by mastering engineer Hiroyuki Tsuji (left) and audio critic Professor Ikuo Tsunoda (right).

They both commented very favourably on the huge impact of the REF10 SE120 on the sonically outstanding result of this SACD production:

The unit makes a clear audible difference. What was recorded with the REF10 SE120 radiates now a high-class aura, it sounds more elaborate, more expensive. The spatiality increases to a significant degree.
Mastering engineer Hiroyuki Tsuji

The reduction of phase noise has positive effects on jitter and provides a more realistic sound. With the REF10 SE120, the glossiness, resolution, signal/noise ratio and extended dynamics became more audible. The spatial imaging has increased, too. I feel that even more details of the performance become discernible.
Audio critic Professor Ikuo Tsunoda

These judgements by two experienced Japanese specialists confirm once more the crucial influence of the ultimate audiophile reference generator MUTEC REF10 SE120 on the sonic result of a sophisticated digital audio production.

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