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Raw Tape / New R2R Tape still available today
« on: January 07, 2020, 06:53:14 AM »
Just out of interest I thought I would list the makes and Types of New tape still available today
Or the ones I know about, if you know any more please post

Recording The Masters RTM (France ) formally Pyral & RMG, BASF formulations
https://www.recordingthemasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/RecordingTheMasters-reseller-brochure-2019-IAQ-COM01-CLCOM-03.pdf
Excellent quality Tape and readily available in Europe, these are my favourite tapes .
SM-900 - premium High Output Studio Master tape ( superb quality)
https://www.recordingthemasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SM900-technical-datasheet-IAQ-COM01-CLCOM-16.pdf
SM-911- High Output Studio Archive tape
https://www.recordingthemasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/SM911-technical-datasheet-IAQ-COM01-CLCOM-18.pdf
SM-468 Standard output studio & archival
https://www.recordingthemasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SM468-technical-datasheet-IAQ-COM01-CLCOM-15.pdf
LPR-90 1 mil Long play version of the SM-900 (this my favourite tape for home recording)
https://www.recordingthemasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/LPR90-technical-datasheet-IAQ-COM01-CLCOM-13.pdf
LPR-35 1 mil Long Play version of the SM-911
https://www.recordingthemasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/LPR35-technical-datasheet-IAQ-COM01-CLCOM-12.pdf


ATR Magnetics USA
https://atrtape.com/
Master Tape Superb quality high output studio master tape, similar to SM-900
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59a6ce9cf14aa1f18e3519b9/t/59a73dc749fc2b1845697d9e/1504132568810/ATR-Master-Tape-Technical-Data-Sheet-Standard.pdf
MDS-36 1mil Long play version of the Master tape
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59a6ce9cf14aa1f18e3519b9/t/59a742b92994cafaf06870d7/1504133824918/MDS-36-Technical-Data-Sheet.pdf


Capture - I haven't used any of this tape so dont have an opinion of what its like, seems to be popular on tapeheads.net, Is available at Splicit
https://www.splicit.com/Articles.asp?ID=254
Capture 914 High output Low noise tape 1.5mill thk
http://www.splicit.com/Capture-914-R...e-p/cap914.htm
Capture 930 High output Low noise tape 1.0mil thk long play
http://www.splicit.com/Capture-930-R...e-p/cap930.htm

Besides the manufacturers home page, tape is available from
https://www.thomann.de/gb/recording_tape.html
http://www.tapecity.co.uk/acatalog/Open-Reel-Tapes.html
https://vintageking.com/recording/recorders/analog-tape
http://www.protape.co.uk/pro-audio/
https://www.ebay.co.uk/

Calibration Tapes
http://www.mrltapes.com/ Reel2Reel only
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/ural91/m....p2047675.l2562 these are excellent cal tapes
http://usrecordingmedia.com/ancaltap.html
https://www.canford.co.uk/MRL-TEST-TAPES
http://www.jrfmagnetics.com/mrltapes.html
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/82108560s...p2047675.l2562
http://www.ant-audio.co.uk/index.php...lignment_tapes Cassette alignment

Alan

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Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Re: PLL Capstan Light on A810
« on: January 07, 2020, 06:48:10 AM »
I know this is an old thread but I had the same problem with a blinking PLL light and I solved it so this is just for information 
After removing the Motor control board I found that one of the transistor BU522 was loose on the heat sink and it had failed.
So I replaced the BU522 with new insulating washer and heat sink compound.
Leaving the motor and control board out of the machine I ran through the check's in sec 3.5.9 of the service manual using an oscilloscope and multi meter and adjusted the pots to give the required readings, they were a little out of spec so good job I checked.
Reinstalled the capstan and control board into the A810 and its working perfectly now and sounding superb :D happy days !

I believe the cause of this problem could be that the transistors were not tightly fastened to the heat sink and Q1 has overheated or shorted on the heat sink?.
I replaced this with the BU-522B which is a higher voltage rating than the original which may be beneficial as they do get hot in use I noted after the testing.

20170516_175555 by Alan Towell, on Flickr

Alan

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Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Re: Finally a Tascam BR-20 for me
« on: November 16, 2013, 11:18:51 AM »
beautiful looking and sounding tape machines the Tascam BR20
I have one as well, I recently took it to a Bake off of audio and digital equipment and it blew all the other sources away IMO


Tascam by 337alant, on Flickr

Alan

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