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Christmas tape play
« on: December 23, 2012, 09:31:12 PM »
Today is Xmas eve-eve. I have and played three tapes of the Nutcracker suite. But the one I've wanted to play for some time is the 5" A Christmas Greeting in Stereophonic Sound. It's an Ampex 2 track gift tape. Something you got from your ampex dealer as an extra or gift. Souds great and is in amazingly good shape, probably due to being played only a few times during Christmas.  Merry Christmas to all.
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Neal - Ampex Fineline F-44, 3 - Otari MX5050BII-2, Revox A77 Mk II , Teac A 4010s, 4070, Sony TC102A, Magnecord 1020, Systemdek IIX/Dynavector Karat 17D2MKII, CEC CD3300 CDP, K Works NanoMax DAC, Van Alsine Transcendence Eight+ tube preamp, Dynaco MkIV amp pair, Paradigm Reference Studio 100 v1

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Re: Christmas tape play
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 12:32:09 AM »
Hey Neal,
Nice find!

I'll probably throw on the BC "Christmas at St Johns" while I prep dinner.

And a Merry Christmas to you and yours.
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Re: Christmas tape play
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 01:06:20 PM »
I played the Dorati Concertgebouw Nutcracker.
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Re: Christmas tape play
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 09:38:27 PM »
I have that Ampex tape as well. Unfortunately, mine has a piece missing...
I also have a 2 track Christmas music tape by Carmen Dragon with the "Hollywood Bowl Symphony" on Capitol, of course.
Merry Christmas and Happy Listening
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Re: Christmas tape play
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 07:35:42 AM »
Yes, Thanks Neal

The Nutcracker has always been my favorite Christmas music.  Especially loved the two-tape Westminster, Rodzinski version, but have sadly lost track of it over the years.   In heavy rotation the last week has been (horrors) a CD of carols by a string quartet - John Marks "Rejoice!"

Happy New Year everyone.

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Re: Christmas tape play
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 10:10:52 AM »
Another good BC is "the spirit of christmas". Steve, I think I have an extra copy. I'll send it to you before next Christmas.
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Re: Christmas tape play
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 01:26:29 PM »
I've got that one Xavier but totally forgot about it!
Thanks for reminding me though.
Christmas ended up being Bud Powell day at the Koto homestead. No tape but plenty of vinyl!
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Re: Christmas tape play
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 04:31:45 PM »
Here are my three Nutcracker tapes: In order of my liking.
Neal - Ampex Fineline F-44, 3 - Otari MX5050BII-2, Revox A77 Mk II , Teac A 4010s, 4070, Sony TC102A, Magnecord 1020, Systemdek IIX/Dynavector Karat 17D2MKII, CEC CD3300 CDP, K Works NanoMax DAC, Van Alsine Transcendence Eight+ tube preamp, Dynaco MkIV amp pair, Paradigm Reference Studio 100 v1

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Re: Christmas tape play
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2012, 08:34:47 PM »
Beautiful, Neal.
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