Author Topic: What's on the tape? Now Playing  (Read 3180 times)

Offline Agaton Sax

Re: What's on the tape? Now Playing
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2018, 10:28:36 PM »
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Offline King_Julian_S

Re: What's on the tape? Now Playing
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2018, 11:12:46 PM »
Non audiophile music lover...

Offline antonsa

Re: What's on the tape? Now Playing
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2018, 11:13:03 PM »
I'm just curious... Having recentl gotten into cassettes...with r2r how.do.u get source material ? Are there albums available?

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Re: What's on the tape? Now Playing
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2018, 11:22:30 PM »
I'm just curious... Having recentl gotten into cassettes...with r2r how.do.u get source material ? Are there albums available?
You tape the stream from your favourite service, voila, there's your album. And it's guaranteed to sound better than the original stream. :popcorn:
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Re: What's on the tape? Now Playing
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2018, 08:45:10 AM »
Iíve also not looked into buying prerecorded good source material .. scared of what pricing might be ...
so only using it to record LPís.

But record good sources at 15IPS up and youíll be pleasantly surprised at how good these can get.

Oh then thereís the issue of good quality tape
Non audiophile music lover...

Offline Agaton Sax

Re: What's on the tape? Now Playing
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2018, 06:20:38 PM »


This list from Myles Astor. Visit his forum https://www.audionirvana.org/


Companies producing reel-to-reel tapes:

ABC Records (Jazz/Classical/Other) http://www.abcrecord.com

Acoustic Sounds: www.acousticsounds.com

Analog Mastering Services (Jazz/Rock/Classical) http://www.analogmaster.net

*Analogy Records (Jazz/Rock/Classical/Other) www.analogyrecords.org

Brilliance Music and Studios (in US, Contact Gary Koh at Genesis Advanced Technologies)

*Dangerous Analog (Jazz/Classical) www.dangerousanalog.com

Fone (Classical) see Elusive Disc

Groove Note (Jazz/Classical/Other) see Elusive Disc

Hemioliarecords.com http://www.hemioliarecords.com/index.php

Horch House (Jazz/Classical) http://www.analogarts.net

International Phonograph (Jazz) http://www.internationalphonographinc.com

Lutz Precision/MPS-Music (Jazz/Rock/Classical/Other) www.mps-music.com

MA Recordings ((in US, Contact Gary Koh at Genesis Advanced Technologies)

Master Tape Sound (Jazz/Rock/Classical/Other) http://mastertapesoundlab.com/Master...b/Welcome.html

Open Reel Records (Jazz/Rock/Classical/Other) www.openreelrecords.com

**Opus 3 (Jazz/Rock/Classical/Other) see Elusive Disc (http://www.opus3records.com)

Quinton Records (Jazz /Classical) http://www.quintonrecords.com

STS-digitalshop (Jazz/Classical/Rock) http://www.sts-digitalshop.nl/

The Tape Project (Jazz/Rock/Classical/Other) http://www.tapeproject.com

Tone-Pearl Records (Classical) http://www.tonepearls.com

Yarlung Records (Jazz /Classical/Other) www.yarlungrecords.com

Ultraanalogue Records (Classical) http://ultraanaloguerecordings.com

Lyn Stanley (special order) (Jazz)

Patricia Barber (special order) Jazz) http://www.premonitionrecords.com
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Offline Marc Hugo

Re: What's on the tape? Now Playing
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2018, 09:08:49 AM »
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Re: What's on the tape? Now Playing
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2018, 12:14:10 AM »
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Re: What's on the tape? Now Playing
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2018, 07:58:42 PM »
Nothing as fancy here but listening to John Peel compilations I made back in 2000.  Sessions by Add (N) to X, Samurai Seven, Monkey Steals the Drum and more plus random tracks which I liked at the time like Gorkyís Zygotic Munki currently playing.  Have to dig out the Hefner live set and Calexico at Peel Acres in a bit
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Re: What's on the tape? Now Playing
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2018, 11:21:57 PM »
 ↓ ↓ ↓  Is this the same MCI JH-110 that had a bent capstan a couple of years ago ?  ↓ ↓ ↓

How does it compare soundwise to the A80 ?



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Re: What's on the tape? Now Playing
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2018, 06:22:45 AM »
↓ ↓ ↓  Is this the same MCI JH-110 that had a bent capstan a couple of years ago ?  ↓ ↓ ↓

How does it compare soundwise to the A80 ?

Same machine. Garth Moore repaired the opto-coupler circuit in the motor and Skollie,already very ill and frail, straightened the capstan shaft using all sorts of  Hanekom tricks and gadgets. Unfortunately Postnet dropped the then near perfect motor on its return . It runs true with no audible W&F but is noisy. I have been trying to source another motor from the usual sources but have been unsuccesful.

The machine needed an incredible amount of work but sounds wonderful. Frequency response is very good.After cleaning of the scrape flutter roller and properly adjusting it and the heads, the machine has a very musical tone with more detail retrieval than the Ampex. The A80 sounds more clinical and precise. I'd say soundwise it falls somewhere between the boogie woogie funky but somewhat veiled Ampex sound and the Kraftwerk/Tangerine dream/Holger Czukay sound of the Studer A80.

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Re: What's on the tape? Now Playing
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2018, 12:22:20 PM »
I'd say soundwise it falls somewhere between the boogie woogie funky but somewhat veiled Ampex sound and the Kraftwerk/Tangerine dream/Holger Czukay sound of the Studer A80.

I really MUST get to mine.... it also needs much work, in fact never been powered up since I got it.
New Nortronics heads awaiting installation.