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Prerecorded Tapes / Re: Large quantity of classical and opera tapes
« on: April 01, 2012, 08:52:06 PM »
That means there is still *one* left. :-)
I am looking for the standard tapes, not the B&C's.
BTW  I was kind of expecting today , April 1st to have the tape project
state session #4 will be all released as 7 1/2 IPS staggered head 1/4" tapes
for all the users of vintage equipment.

Prerecorded Tapes / Re: Large quantity of classical and opera tapes
« on: April 01, 2012, 06:57:43 PM »
So do you still have tapes for sale?

Prerecorded Tapes / music to relax with.
« on: May 28, 2010, 11:27:36 AM »
Can I use my<B> Just visiting ... Get out of jail free.</B> card?
Busy over coming up with a low hum power supply for my pre-amp,
that has been using up all my time and money. I need about
110 DC @ 20 ma and .8 amps @ 6.3 V. I suspect the chokes
I am using don't just cut it. and I have to wait a few weeks to order

I suspect I will just be buying TP tapes since I have no way of
paying for ebay tapes, and that has restricted my thoughts of doing
more with audio tape. I just hope I check in a few days before they
stop shipping season II, not after.

General Discussion / Re: TV warning
« on: October 29, 2009, 06:25:06 PM »
What I want to is when flipping a 7' reel over is to place the tape
on the top of the R2R. Not a good idea since it looks a power
transformer just rests under there.

General Discussion / Re: Speed Question
« on: October 29, 2009, 06:20:37 PM »
I suspect it is the Recording Head rather than the playback head that
would give the absolute limit of freq response and linear response.

General Discussion / Re: Speed Question
« on: October 27, 2009, 09:21:09 PM »
Looking at the R2R playing, about 1/2 way through on a 7' reel
7.5 IPS it looks like the reel speed is 30 RPM. :)
Off hand I think the -3DB is 18 Khz for 7 1/2' and 20 Khz for 15 ips,
but your R2R manual should give the details.
Listening to a Decca tape - enhanced for stereotape ( no year )
Golden Favorites - The Orginal Ink Spots, with a New Amp/Pre-amp
and they sound really good. I think I would have a less fidelity, or mono recording with good sound, that poor CD copy of a better known pressing.
I am finding about 3%  of CD's just don't make the grade for quality they could have.


Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Re: Check out Sony studio in NYC
« on: October 18, 2009, 12:33:56 PM »
I am not sure, but I bet it has a GOOD spin cycle. :-)
Still that reminds me, @ 15 IPS you still have the best sound
for that machines era.

Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Re: New Deck or Upgrade
« on: October 03, 2009, 02:52:23 PM »
Best sound ... um that would be live. :-)
The only disadvantage I can see is damage to a deck
with freight carriers if you send out to be updated.
For me now - the best sound is upgrading my primary amp.
Since I use valve audio, I like to keep the older amp around
as a spare.

Remind me next year with the Bump. Short on cash this year. :(

Tape Project Albums - general / Re: More TP-010s shipping today
« on: August 19, 2009, 05:40:05 PM »
And in the NEW and IMPROVED smaller box too. :)

I suspect the 'alignment tape' is a better value than a take up reel.
Still I suspect a few people want matching reels for cosmetic reasons.

Tape Project Albums - general / Re: Four more titles for Series Two!
« on: August 11, 2009, 09:38:19 PM »
Well I guess I'll have to wait a few more days for the web site to updated.
I wanted to look at the Album Covers. Ben.
PS: Doc I noticed the new order page is up for bottle head products
and something is missing ... It must be the space between the .00 and USD  :)

General Discussion / Re: Tape Project Demos SF
« on: August 06, 2009, 01:47:41 PM »
Thinking of my luck, building a PP amp here at home.
Got spare tubes & fuses?

Prerecorded Tapes / Re: Sound In The Round Tape
« on: July 30, 2009, 11:19:08 AM »
I don't have any, but I do notice they come up about once a month on ebay.
Did anybody ever use them for sound effects, things like radio plays?

General Discussion / Re: 600 Tape Project forum members!
« on: July 29, 2009, 12:46:19 AM »
Umm just remember to rose colored glasses on when you eat the insects,
like the typical mad doctor from many horror type films. :)

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