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Offline springcreek

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Some useful information on R2R
« on: October 31, 2012, 12:21:02 PM »
Hi guys

I'm keen on heading down the R2R path over the coming year  ;D

I came across this review which summarises things nicely http://positive-feedback.com/Issue46/tape_project.htm. Hope it is useful. I would be keen to go down the moded Technics or Otari, Bottlehead amp route. Anyone else likely to head down this path?

Cheers, Andy

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 12:38:46 PM »
And more, this time Jeff Jacob's site J-Corder http://www.j-corder.com/J-Corder_Tapedecks.html

Lots of cool refurbished decks...very nice ;D

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 12:41:38 PM »
That's a good article, cheers.
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 12:42:49 PM »
And Bottlehead's R2R mods and tube electronics http://www.bottlehead.com/store.php?crn=223

The Eros tape head preamp looks very nice...might be a great performer with some Duelund's and Shinkoh's  8)

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 12:43:32 PM »
Happy to help Oz, I am learning lots... :o

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 12:45:51 PM »
And for those with plenty of $$$ http://www.unitedhomeproducts.com/reel_to_reel_hq_tape_decks.htm

Some great audio bling  :o

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 12:49:41 PM »
And the thing that started this Renaissance madness in the first place http://www.tapeproject.com/

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 12:51:45 PM »
"Nothing sounds like tape" Mike Spitz ATR Magnetics site http://www.atrtape.com/

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 01:13:00 PM »




A local friend (Martin S) has a couple of R2R units for anyone who ends up buying a few recordings and wants to listen to them.  Just let me know and we can organize to head down when suits.

Although me personally, won't bother heading down R2R path.   Have more then enough classical on vinyl lp records and practically all new music releases I've been digging are only available on digital download format (CDs are dead for me in that regard).

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 05:37:43 PM »
Good site on the net for all things relating to tape
http://www.tapeheads.net/forums.php
Go join up and introduce yourselves

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 12:23:08 AM »




A local friend (Martin S) has a couple of R2R units for anyone who ends up buying a few recordings and wants to listen to them.  Just let me know and we can organize to head down when suits.

Although me personally, won't bother heading down R2R path.   Have more then enough classical on vinyl lp records and practically all new music releases I've been digging are only available on digital download format (CDs are dead for me in that regard).
Oh tuyen martin has a recording he made himself with a piano i would love to get his valve R2R and that recording,temptation would be hard to resist for you when you hear it at full flight computer audio will be just a nightmare ;)
still discovering the link between electronics and audio reproduction.so much to learn and so little time

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2013, 10:45:57 PM »
Have a look at Chicago Axona Seminar (45 minutes) on Rediscovering R2R.  It is the third video down the page.  Link at:

http://www.axpona.com/Section_Home.asp?SID=1052
« Last Edit: March 21, 2013, 10:49:30 PM by Peter A »

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2016, 08:35:16 PM »
Interesting but no surprise. Well i got it right. so i am not to old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2quieLxCE0
« Last Edit: January 06, 2016, 08:53:06 PM by stevenvalve »

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Re: Some useful information on R2R
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2016, 10:24:44 PM »
Yeah picked it no problems after the first couple of bars. Tape is king.
Not sure I liked his fiddled with final version that much. I think it
started to sound artificial and closer to the digital version.