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Tape Tech / Re: Studer A80 DIN/AEG table reels
« on: December 25, 2010, 06:10:32 PM »
Hello everyone,

I need an adaptor to mount an AEG pancake on my Studer A80.   Sounds like there are some Studer made
ones around.

Can anyone please tell me where I can get one in the U.S.?

While I am writing, I'm also looking for a place to get empty 10.5" metal reels and cardboard boxes.  I will look on ebay, but
I haven't seen boxes there yet....



Suggestion Box / Some Female Vocal Suggestions
« on: April 12, 2008, 04:48:00 PM »
Sarah Mclachlan: The freedom sessions or fumbling towards ecstasy

Norah Jones: Not too late or Come away with me

Joni Mitchell: Blue or Court and Spark

Gillian Welch: Time the revelator and Revival

K.D. Lang: Ingenue or Shadowland

Rickie Lee Jones: Rickie Lee Jones or Pirates

Bonnie Rait: luck of the draw or nick of time

Natalie Merchant: Ophelia

Anne Sofie Von Otter: Marian Cantatas and Arias (Handel) (first heard this in an Avantgarde demo at CES, great music and recording)


while I'm at it:

Miles Davis: kind of blue (make a lot) some day my prince will come

John Coltrane: many, but e.g. a love supreme

Willy Nelson: stardust (a classic)

Lyle Lovett: live in texas and step in this house

Neil Young: greatest hits, comes a time, ... many

Knopfler/Harris: all the roadrunning

Tom Waits: Nightwawks at the diner and heart of saturday night

James Taylor: greatest hits + many

All of these are recorded well enough to be demo material, but they are musically great as well!

Tape Project Machines / Re: Gain required for Repro amp?
« on: January 07, 2008, 12:33:18 AM »
Thanks for the data Paul.

A voltage gain of 600 means a gain of 56 dB, so a fair amount of gain is required to get to a standard level.

Each system is different, but if you convert a low gain phono stage to a repro amp, you will need sufficient gain
in the rest of your system.

For example, the seduction gain is 36 dB. 

For my system, where my "linestage" is unity gain, my amps have gain on the low side, and my speakers are not
very efficient, the seduction wouldn't work well. 

If you have a linestage with typical gain (12-20 dB?), then the seduction would probably work fine. 

If you are also using a unity-gain "linestage," that is, a resistive passive preamp or buffered passive preamp,
 then a phono stage that has gain appropriate for a moving coil cartridge without an input transformer would be better. 
They exist in all-tube form, but usually they have a FET input for low noise.

Tape Project Machines / Gain required for Repro amp?
« on: January 04, 2008, 12:34:43 AM »
Hi all,

Can someone report on the output level of the stock RS-1500 heads and the flux magnetics heads?

I'd like to figure out the gain required to get to the standard 2V rms output that most systems need.

This would be useful to know for modifications to phono kits like the seduction or DIY repro amps.



Tape Project Machines / Re: IEC hiding inside RS-1500?
« on: January 02, 2008, 11:54:00 AM »
Sorry for the false alarm. 

Tape Project Machines / IEC hiding inside RS-1500?
« on: January 01, 2008, 04:07:41 PM »
Hello all,

Someone (won't say who w/o permission) told me that the schematic for the RS-1500 shows circuitry for IEC as well as NAB.

Perhaps the circuit board is the same as for the RS-1520, but it is missing the switch included in the more expensive model.

Can someone look inside and see?  Would open up new machines for use with the tape project tapes if it is a trivial mod to add the



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