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Offline rab

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Sources of R2R decks
« on: June 01, 2013, 09:50:40 PM »
Hi all,

I went to post about a source of R2R decks i had not heard of before, but it seems there was no suitable topic, so i though i'd start one!

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UHA-HQ Series Tape Decks
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 09:55:53 PM »
I stumbled across this purely by chance tonight. Seems this US company is refurbishing/rebuilding Tascam decks that were made up until 2002.

http://www.unitedhomeproducts.com/reel_to_reel_hq_tape_decks.htm

Seems the output is solid state: http://www.unitedhomeproducts.com/how_to_use_your_reel_to_reel.htm

I gather from the web site that they have had some coverage in the Absolute Sound, but I had never heard of them myself...
Jonathan Valin: "I have never heard rock and roll reproduced more powerfully and realistically in my home or at a show in my entire life."

.. from TAS March 2012 - Issue 221 Editors Choice Awards 2012:
"The one-off-master of Bill Evans may well have been the best reproduction Iíve ever heard, anywhere, of anything. It was breathtaking."

EDIT: article here: http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/united-home-audios-new-tape-deck-and-next-gen-reel-to-reel-tapes/

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Re: Sources of R2R decks
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 01:34:01 AM »
The BR20 Tascam was last of the tascam decks. Cause by this stage late in the game everything had been compromised and made cheap. The UHA decks (Tarted up Tascam BR20's) by all standards are supposed to be very very good but for 22K USD for a deck that originally cost way less than 5K they would bloody want to be good  :o 
I cant stress enough to you guys, go and find a full professional console machine like an studer A80, Otari MTR, Ampex ATR, MCI, Telefunken M15 or similar. They are not expensive as you get a machine that originally cost as much as a good car or even a modest house at a fraction of the original price. There are good ones out there. Do your research, ask questions, do what ever you have to do. Give the reviews a miss, they are full of sh!t and sponsored by the kockheads that have ruined nearly everything on the market today.

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Re: Sources of R2R decks
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 01:42:28 AM »
The BR20 Tascam was last of the tascam decks. Cause by this stage late in the game everything had been compromised and made cheap. The UHA decks (Tarted up Tascam BR20's) by all standards are supposed to be very very good but for 22K USD for a deck that originally cost way less than 5K they would bloody want to be good  :o  
I cant stress enough to you guys, go and find a full professional console machine like an studer A80, Otari MTR, Ampex ATR, MCI, Telefunken M15 or similar. They are not expensive as you get a machine that originally cost as much as a good car or even a modest house at a fraction of the original price. There are good ones out there. Do your research, ask questions, do what ever you have to do. Give the reviews a miss, they are full of sh!t and sponsored by the kockheads that have ruined nearly everything on the market today.
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« Last Edit: June 02, 2013, 01:49:15 AM by stevenvalve »

Offline maniac phil

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Re: Sources of R2R decks
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 12:51:06 PM »
Tape Heads
http://shop.j-corder.com/main.sc 

up market Technics R2R total rebuilds classy units, not cheap!
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Re: Sources of R2R decks
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 01:03:19 PM »
Broadcast Workshop
476 Victoria St Nth Melbourne
http://www.broadcastworkshop.com
R2R specialists
< Professional audio equipment
Analogue & digital
Reel to reel specialists
Amplifiers, speakers, turntables, tuners
Head re-lapping
NO obligation free quotations >

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Re: Sources of R2R decks
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 02:29:24 PM »
Broadcast Workshop
476 Victoria St Nth Melbourne
http://www.broadcastworkshop.com
R2R specialists
< Professional audio equipment
Analogue & digital
Reel to reel specialists
Amplifiers, speakers, turntables, tuners
Head re-lapping
NO obligation free quotations >
That may be the shop Lansche plasma guy used. He was not happy with them.

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Re: Sources of R2R decks
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 04:48:06 PM »
will ask my mate Lloyd he's a semi retired film sound recording engineer for some tips
regards Ian

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Re: Sources of R2R decks
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2013, 04:59:49 PM »

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Re: Sources of R2R decks
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2013, 05:03:17 PM »
Technical Workshops South Yarra

http://www.techshops.com.au

regards Ian