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Offline TomR

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Tape Coverage in The Absolute Sound
« on: June 09, 2013, 10:59:54 AM »
I didn't see a mention of this before, so here goes. The latest issue of The Absolute Sound (July/August, 2013) has quite a lot of coverage of RTR, starting with a review of the United Home Audio UHA-HQ tape deck (which Valin describes as the best source component he has ever heard, regardless of format). He also has a shorter review of the SonoruS ATR10, and also a list of available 15ips tapes. Very good reading. V

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Re: Tape Coverage in The Absolute Sound
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 04:55:15 PM »
Thanks Tom, I'll have to pick it up.
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Re: Tape Coverage in The Absolute Sound
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 08:44:44 PM »
Good Evening Tom R,

I just got my copy of the Absolute Sound mag and read what appeared to be pretty comprehensive coverage of what's going on in the reel to reel tape arena. In particularly it appeared to cover much of the software available. I am looking to see what's next.

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Re: Tape Coverage in The Absolute Sound
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 12:54:41 AM »
It was a welcome surprise to see Mr. Valin review a second UHA reel deck in less than three years. Back then he stated that the better Tape Project reels were superior to vinyl counterparts. I'm guessing that the coverage of the two track tapes currently available indicates greater enthusiasm by Valin/ The Absolute Sound for the format and it's support. I hope he won't change his mind his mind too quickly on this like his frequent rotation of best loud speaker.