Author Topic: I am simply going mad QUEEN Cr O2 or Metal  (Read 921 times)

Offline Bhavesh

I am simply going mad QUEEN Cr O2 or Metal
« on: April 26, 2020, 03:48:21 PM »
HI
Is it QUEEN song i love most :Finally happening
I heard it some time back on metal version and now hearing on CrO2 !
which version is better as per you !!
« Last Edit: April 26, 2020, 04:08:16 PM by Bhavesh »

Offline marcochezzi

Re: I am simply going mad QUEEN Cr O2 or Metal
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2020, 07:28:01 PM »
I have read that chrome tapes give extended high end but suffer on bass, whereas metal tape has the same high end benefit as chrome but good bass as per normal tape...

Your post is vague, what machine are you using, is it capable of both types of tape, fully? Give us more detail..

Then, at the end of it, what sounds best to you, because ultimately that is all that is important..

Offline Marc Hugo

Re: I am simply going mad QUEEN Cr O2 or Metal
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2020, 03:50:55 PM »
The bass and treble responses on type II and IV while clearly audible are not really a mmajor consideration  in properly done recordings.  But what you say is true in terms of recording level sensitivity.  The MOL and SAT levels of Metals is higher in general than all tapes with the exception of type 1s in general where the 315Hz MOL is more like type IV than type II.  Indeed, a TDK AR (but not the AR-X) has a MOL315kHz maximum as good as a Sony SSMM.  However, predictably, the 15kHz SAT figure is nowhere near the Sony, and bias noise is higher.  So,the SAT 15kHz maxima for types ones are typically lower than type IVs.   True chromes are especially delicate but the payoff is incredibly low noise floors.

Once you get to the Super Ferrics such as AD-X, AR-X, XLI, XLI-S, HF-ES etc, the predictability of performance extremes are more difficult due to the use of oddball formulas such as Single Crystal Gamma particles,which are both a considerable thrill and more than the price of lunch.

MH


Offline Chas

Re: I am simply going mad QUEEN Cr O2 or Metal
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2020, 07:29:42 PM »
I have read that chrome tapes give extended high end but suffer on bass, whereas metal tape has the same high end benefit as chrome but good bass as per normal tape...

Your post is vague, what machine are you using, is it capable of both types of tape, fully? Give us more detail..

Then, at the end of it, what sounds best to you, because ultimately that is all that is important..
Type IV Metal casettes can be run hotter and tend to sound like CD's whereas Chrome tends to be a bit warmer/more analogue in their sonic signature, which to me is more pleasing on the ear.
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