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


#1687

Yes. a fairly recent acquisition. Some good stuff on it although SQ is a bit variable.


#1688

I’ll give it a listen later. Might be the ones I’ve got and small sample size etc, but the soul tapes I’ve bought have been a bit disappointing SQ wise.


#1689

Not sure I have heard any soul that stands out SQ wise in any format, but when it’s good it has a raw ness and dynamic punch that’s fantastic at high volumes.

I have ended up mostly with the original first release ATCO CDs, mono and uncompressed, great stuff.


#1690

Some of the Otis Redding 3 3/4 ips tapes I have are pretty good. Dock of the Bay & The Immortal stand out. The Booker T stuff is generally well recorded & sounding good. The Al Green Call Me is exceptional. I can’t say I’ve got any equivalent soul albums on vinyl that actually sound better than any of these.


#1691

Good point - the Booker T/ Stax live tape (3.75) I’ve got is pretty good.

I’ve never got on with Otis Redding, just can’t get past his ‘honking’ nasal delivery! Heresy I know, but…


#1692

:open_mouth:


#1693

Strange. I don’t hear it as that at all.


#1694

Me neither, Wayne you’re a twat. :grin:


#1695

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#1697

You and me, we’re the same :+1:


#1698

This has probably been on here already but I can’t be arsed to look…


#1699


#1700

Coming 2019…


#1701

I like the idea of building a playback machine, but that way madness lies.


#1702

Me too. I’m glad they are trying to do it but what will people actually play on these 2T machines?
There’s so little 2T material to be found & most of what there is is audiophile bollocks.

It needs many more small recording companies (or indeed large record companies) to start releasing 2T non digitized material or I don’t see the point apart from for home recording.


#1703

ha ha…as if you all weren’t totally insane anyway :laughing:


#1704

:triumph:

Seems to me offering it as a 4T unit, at least for playback would be easy enough.


#1705

I can’t get my head around how the reel motors are speed regulated or if it’s just done by tension.


#1706

on the Revoxes they were asynchronous as I recall so not locked & free to change speed as & when. Isn’t it governed by the tensioners?


#1707