A Music platform for Ultra High Resolution Stereo, Surround-Sound and 3D Spatial Immersive Audio recordings by HQ|NORTHSTAR. Over three decades of Musical Recording Craftsmanship from The Netherlands.
Release December 2022
All customers can use this voucher code for €10,- at check-out 1 time as Turtle's 25th anniversary present!
Making music, self-built amplifiers and a passion for reproduced sound with HiFi loudspeakers (Wharfedale at the time), started the quest for becoming a record-producer/engineer around 1979. In 1986 the dream came true. (On the picture the just released album of Supertramp, Breakfast in America.)Read more
In our catalogue you'll find state of the art Studio Quality Recordings in the highest resolutions available (DSD from 64 to 256, PCM from 44,1kHz to 352,8kHz and 5.1 Surround Sound up to Immersive 9.1 AURO-3D), all for you to enjoy at home.Read more
The Spirit's music is not only captured in digital downloads. We also love good packaging, so you'll find a fair amount of CD's, SACD's, BLURAY's, DVD's and Vinyl in our catalogue.Read more
Endorsed by The Spirit of Turtle, state of the art D/A converters, Power- & Clock units of Merging Technologies.Find here
Ultra High End Power Supply for MERGING + NADAC / PLAYER.FIND HERE
Ultra Low Phase Noise master clock units, the biggest improvement in digital audio in decades.FIND HERE
MONITOR PREMIUM control unitFIND HERE
Like the baffling mathematical paradox of "Achilles & the Turtle", apparently introduced by the Greek philosopher Zeno from Elea, The Spirit of Turtle strives to win "The Race” against an overwhelming and seemingly unbeatable opponent, by applying wisdom and resourcefulness.
Staying a bit ahead all the time, already for over 25 years, by offering the worlds Finest Musicians, applying the Ultimate Recording Esthetics and always deliver the best Union of Sound and Performance!
The Spirit or Turtle offers only recordings exclusively recorded and/or mixed/mastered by HQ|NORTHSTAR's pioneering recording producer & -engineer Bert van der Wolf from The Netherlands. A personal portfolio of over 30 years and a professional statement using the proprietary HQMM® (High Quality Musical Mastering) principle.Read more
It is practically impossible to permanently host all possible permutations of sample-rates and multi-channel systems, but TSoT can deliver custom versions if you like. Send a request mail and we'll see what we can do.Read more
These High Definition Stereo, Surround Sound & Immersive Sound Recordings are Produced, Engineered and Edited using the ‘High Quality Musical Mastering’ principle. (HQMM®)Read more
The Spirit of Turtle have chosen to supply our content through Dropbox. This worldwide highly accepted cloud-service delivers optimal accessibility and flexibility for all involved and also connects seamless with several Hi-Fi player applications, such as f.i. Roon Labs.