Reel 2 Reel - bottomless pit of faff, expense and hisssssssss


#1587

My arm has got the standard c/w. I just bought the extra heavy c/w for the FR-7’s, which are a bit heavier than the Ltd.


#1588

I think Angus who goes by the name of Phonomac on AoS has rebuilt one. I think he did Hugo’s (ammonite audio) FR64 but not sure of the extent of the rebuild.


#1589

Waiting for me when I got back today :slightly_smiling_face:


#1590

7.5 ips?


#1591

Afraid not. AFAIK they didn’t do either of Jacko’s classic albums at the higher speed (outside of Russia :wink: )

Sounds pretty good all the same.


#1592

The one I’m waiting for is Doors Live @7.5 ips.


#1593

Where’s the logic in how they chose to release what would obviously be big sellers?


#1594

Its a mystery to me! I wonder whether the record companies thought that 7.5ips was the preserve of the muso type and therefore more likely to be in demand in greater numbers in classical, jazz, than rock and pop, and so restricted the release of the more expensive 7.5ips tapes accordingly?

Doesn’t explain why they put that Donovan tape out on 7.5ips though! :laughing:


#1595

Or even the Al Green Call Me. Using 2x the tape, they must’ve retailed at much higher prices as well.


#1596

I’d imagine by 79 the market was much smaller for Tape.


#1597

Pity it likely has sticky shed.


#1598

Yeah I suspect that he’s getting shot of that for a reason. Apart from having Mike Oldfield recorded onto it :grinning:


#1599

You guys really do buy some shit on R2R tape.


#1600

The point is no-one has bought it :clown_face:


#1601

Yet


#1602

Look if this is some complicated ruse to put anyone off and clear the field, then just go ahead, honestly, no one here will bid against you on that one!

Then you’ll have two tapes you don’t play :+1:


#1603

I am going to sell my last remaining R2R player and keep a tape, just to annoy you.


#1604

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#1605

I love Mike Oldfield. I already have such shit on Vinyl, CD, SACD, so may as well have it on tape too :smiley:


#1606

https://www.hifido.co.jp/sold/17-12222-62711-60.html

Oh dear, going to need to find a copy of that.