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Tape Project Machines / Re: User Manual for Technics RS1520?
« on: September 21, 2016, 05:43:10 PM »
What am I missing here?

Tape Project Machines / Re: User Manual for Technics RS1520?
« on: September 20, 2016, 02:55:45 PM »
Yes, I did get has been a few years!  Most likely it came from hifiengine.

Work Song / Work Song
« on: May 14, 2016, 01:15:21 PM »
I haven't been very active in this Forum recently, mostly due to the fact that I haven't been listening to my tapes very much, having a very busy work schedule.  15 ips 2 track tapes are there when you are rested and have time to really listen, and life has been too hectic for that.

Well, today I have some forced down time - my water heater went out and I'm waiting for a plumber to show and replace it, so what better use of time than to (finally) unwrap tape 28 and give it a listen! 

Well, call me impressed. I am not familiar with the LP issue of this recording, but I do know that this tape really swings. I don't know that I have enjoyed hearing a new tape as much as this since Brilliant Corners.

Well done, guys!

Hi Larry - I searched all three sites and didn't locate your book. If perchance you have a link and can share, great. Otherwise I'll call when I return to the US.

Larry, congrats - how do I obtain a copy?  (Signed, of course!)


I meant to ask everyone on this last night - I haven't seen any follow up news. Has there been any?

Events / Re: Listening party at the studio, SF
« on: July 21, 2014, 10:54:47 AM »
Let me second that. Always great to see everyone, and hear awesome music. Also great to meet Dan and Eileen for the first time.

Events / Re: Listening party at the studio, SF
« on: July 18, 2014, 03:04:11 PM »
I confirmed by email for my wife Denise and I - should we be expecting a confirming email back?  Address? 



I should have checked the thread on the Tape Trail on the Audio Asylum first - yesterday's news, although nobody seems to know who it is yet.

Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / Played this for my wife last night
« on: January 15, 2014, 02:59:33 PM »
She loved it! 

I moved in May to Burlingame, and my system is a bit different now - I still have my Technics RS1520 as the front end, but I am using Magnepan 3.7s with a Martin Logan Descent sub, and a Classe amp (preamp is an NAD).

Some mentioned that this tape sounds better at high volume - I totally agree! The dynamics really pop, and YOU CAN HEAR EVERYTHING, including some very subtle effects. My only complaints, and they aren't big- there is a lot of leader and trailer on each reel, and the included art is skimpy, although may be an exact reproduction of the original Stax LP.

I saw that this tape was in stock this week - even though this music isn't my own normal cup of tea I can highly recommend this tape.

Willy and the Poor Boys / Re: Listening Impressions
« on: November 18, 2013, 06:58:20 PM »
I finally had a chance to listen to this Saturday night. It is a long story, but due to a move my system was down for a LONG time. I'm up again!  I had just finished listening to Fogerty's latest LP - "Wrote a Song for Everyone" - which I can recommend for the music, but not so much for the recording, which is affected by digititus. (You know, that afflication that results from over-exposure to PCM).  I needed more John Fogerty, and finally rolled this tape. My, what an achievement! I've known this album for a long time, and there were layers I have never heard before - I have newfound regard for Tom Fogerty's rhythm guitar, for example. Afterwards, I played the very fine SACD of Cosmo's Factory - while very good it lacked the extra depth and presence found in this tape. My tape front end is a stock Technics RS1520, which is switchable to the IEC curve, and I can only imagine what this sounds like with a better front end. 

General Discussion / Re: Update on Tape Production?
« on: November 04, 2013, 07:32:03 PM »
Any news/schedule for the remainder of series III?

Prerecorded Tapes / RCA reissues on 15 ips?
« on: September 17, 2013, 10:16:45 AM »
In the latest issue of The Absolute Sound, Jonathan Valin, who has become a big fan of tape, mentions that there is some groundswell to issue some of the 50s RCAs on 15 ips 2 track tape. Analogue Productions is doing a set of reissues of a number of famous recordings on 200 gram LP and SACD and the topic came up in discussion between Valin (who is a maven of RCA recordings) and Chad Kassem of AP. Nothing concrete, AKAIK, but possibly more than a rumor.

Great recordings, of course, classics, but I personally would rather see a series of Deccas.

Events / Re: A very special evening with Jacqui Naylor
« on: September 04, 2013, 06:06:46 PM »
Wow...sounds fantastic.....but a bit far from SF.

Whatever happened to the possible TP effort to make a live recording, with some of us in attendance?

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