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Offline ozmillsy

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2013, 04:23:09 PM »
Congrats Steven,  can't wait to hear the Yarlung tapes played back on the Studer on your system !

We might have to do the Korg recordings again.   8)

It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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Re: Nagra T Audio R2R
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2013, 09:59:23 AM »

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Re: Nagra T Audio R2R
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2013, 10:27:46 AM »

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Re: Nagra T Audio R2R
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2013, 10:41:10 AM »
Great Machine. It will go for some serious coin but.


These don't come up that often. Very serious machine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nagra-T-Audio-Reel-Reel-Tape-Deck-Studio-Recorder-/190822272086?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2c6de4cc56

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I'd love to get one due to the added bonus of (semi) portability = on site recording.
 

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2013, 10:20:47 AM »

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2013, 04:10:43 PM »
same seller & item? but 1/3rd of the price ??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studer-A820-mk2-MASTER-RECORDER-A807-A810-A812-A80-C37-A816-A800-A827-/170977124147

This type of candy pops up on a regular basis on ebay. Shill bidding usually ensures the prices end up insane and the seller usually
does not get paid. The result is Hi Ho Presto, the same item tuns up for sale again on ebay a week later.
These really are stunning machines but apparently the sound quality is no better than the earlier units. The biggie is that if they
go wrong...who is gunna fix it. These things are chock a bloc with computer chips.

Offline zenelectro

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2013, 06:59:27 PM »
These really are stunning machines but apparently the sound quality is no better than the earlier units.
Consensus varies, many prefer the earlier machines. I would imagine the extensive digital control
may have something to do with it due to low level PS corruption.

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The biggie is that if they go wrong...who is gunna fix it. These things are chock a bloc with computer chips.

Me  :D :D :D

Offline stevenvalve

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2013, 07:05:25 PM »
same seller & item? but 1/3rd of the price ??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studer-A820-mk2-MASTER-RECORDER-A807-A810-A812-A80-C37-A816-A800-A827-/170977124147

This type of candy pops up on a regular basis on ebay. Shill bidding usually ensures the prices end up insane and the seller usually
does not get paid. The result is Hi Ho Presto, the same item tuns up for sale again on ebay a week later.
These really are stunning machines but apparently the sound quality is no better than the earlier units. The biggie is that if they
go wrong...who is gunna fix it. These things are chock a bloc with computer chips.
Gamve. Now i know why we need a guru like you. Well said.  All those Chips turn me right off

Offline zenelectro

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2013, 12:44:42 AM »
same seller & item? but 1/3rd of the price ??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studer-A820-mk2-MASTER-RECORDER-A807-A810-A812-A80-C37-A816-A800-A827-/170977124147

This type of candy pops up on a regular basis on ebay. Shill bidding usually ensures the prices end up insane and the seller usually
does not get paid. The result is Hi Ho Presto, the same item tuns up for sale again on ebay a week later.
These really are stunning machines but apparently the sound quality is no better than the earlier units. The biggie is that if they
go wrong...who is gunna fix it. These things are chock a bloc with computer chips.
Gamve. Now i know why we need a guru like you. Well said.  All those Chips turn me right off

Your guys are pussies  ;D ;D

Check this beast out - 2" tape / 24 track. This may well be coming up as a restoration project - it's a big job.

Gamve - since you are the tape guru, can you identify this machine.

Z
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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2013, 01:37:49 AM »
OK....I will have a guess, let me see,  thinking thinking. OK i have a vision, that is the machine used by INXS and it toured the world with them. Is it Ampex ?

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2013, 09:10:02 AM »
OK....I will have a guess, let me see,  thinking thinking. OK i have a vision, that is the machine used by INXS and it toured the world with them. Is it Ampex ?

You'd better get glasses - this is a 24 track 2 inch machine. Does it look like an Ampex?

Although I believe the heads are Ampex by the look of it.

It does have some historic significance.

Z

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2013, 08:25:13 PM »
I'm no guru. Not versed on the multitrack machines. My guess on this is it is a Stephens multitrack?
Does not appear to have pinch rollers or capstan shafts. John Stephens was apparently a genius when it came to tape tension servo control

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2013, 01:41:47 AM »
I'm no guru. Not versed on the multitrack machines. My guess on this is it is a Stephens multitrack?
Does not appear to have pinch rollers or capstan shafts. John Stephens was apparently a genius when it came to tape tension servo control

It does have a pinch roller on the capstan. It's actually an Australian made tape machine called an Optronix (Optro), I think the only multi track tape
machine ever made here. It's been sitting around for years but needs quite a bit of work. The mechanics are I believe very robust but electronics are
unknown. Restored to full working condition with upgraded electronics it would be a very good machine.

WRT pinch rollerless machines I think there were ATR-100/102 (1/4" 1/2")  and ATR-124 24/16 track Ampex and the Stephens.
It seems there were very few Stephens machines made but people who have had them swear they are really great sounding, maybe
even the best.


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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2013, 11:17:40 PM »
I'm telling porkies again :) Another pinch roller-less machine is Otari MTR90 - damn nice looking unit.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelbewley/8578679910/

Z

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2013, 07:33:23 AM »
Yeah, that MTR90 sure is sexy.

I wonder if splicing 2" tape is easier than splicing 1/4" ,   I hate being a perfectionist, and trying to get the splice perfect. 
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2013, 09:50:45 AM »
Yeah, that MTR90 sure is sexy.

I wonder if splicing 2" tape is easier than splicing 1/4" ,   I hate being a perfectionist, and trying to get the splice perfect. 

It appears to be all in the technique :) The guys who can do it make it look easy

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2013, 12:14:08 AM »
Spot whats wrong with this image apart from it's elevated price?
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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2013, 09:44:39 AM »
Spot whats wrong with this image apart from it's elevated price?
V

Looks like it would be difficult to get anything bigger than a 5" reel to fit. There does not
appear to be any clearance to fit a 10 1/2" reel?

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2013, 12:07:48 PM »
Spot whats wrong with this image apart from it's elevated price?
V

Looks like it would be difficult to get anything bigger than a 5" reel to fit. There does not
appear to be any clearance to fit a 10 1/2" reel?
Damn, you got it in one, well done.  ;)  So is this a spoof, maybe. So now you cannot even believe the evidence of your own eyes  :(
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