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


#1748

Thats a very good price for them. They’re decent tapes for the most part.


#1749

I’ve bought some of those tapes a bunch of new ones and a roll of leader tape.
Lets see what they are like.


#1750

What’s the difference with DAT recordings and R2R recording ? is one better than the other ?if so why ?


#1751

Could be, just a guess mind you, that one is digital and the other is analogue

:face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#1752

I can’t comment about R2R but I much preferred the Sony D6 Walkman with my core sound binaurals to the Sony DAT I bought as a replacement for live recording. It took an M-Audio Microtrack to convince me to abandon analog recordings. I’m not a fan of DAT whatsoever.


#1753

It should be good, it’s 16/48 lossless, but I don’t know if there were unexpected issues with it. I’ve never used it.


#1754

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#1756

Question
If a friend of mine brings me some prerecorded reels over when he travels from USA to uk would the X-ray machine’s in the airport damage them in any way?
Cheers


#1757

I haven’t had any issues with tapes brought over for me as hand luggage from the US.


#1758

I haven’t looked at this thread since July last year and I am not going to read over 1000 posts, so just a question or two.
Is any one recording anything or just buying pre-recorded tapes?
How many R2R owners have amps with a Tape Monitor function?


#1759

I’ve put a few HiRes downloads onto tape as it’s easier to play those than hoiking the Laptop, USB Dac, hard drive & various power supplies into the listening room to play them. They sound adequate. Other than those, no. Pre-Recorded.

The tape players normally do have a Source/Monitor switch. Some of my amps do, others not.


#1760

I’ve recorded a few SACDs and LPs onto tape - results are good, but you’d expect that these machines would make a nice copy of something wouldn’t you.

Mostly I playback pre-recorded tapes though.

Yep my current preamp has tape monitor.


#1761

Mine is currently connected in a loop via my 8 channel adc/dac.

:grin:

All tapes played at my bake off will be “archived” for historical purposes.


#1762

Massive want :heart_eyes:

Basically it has all the tracks from the Doors live tape I played at Jim’s, plus some others not included on the released edition, all at 15ips.

Must… not…press…BIN…


#1763

Just buys it, then resell if it’s rubbish.


#1764

Dated 1991, so what is it? A master for a CD or remastered LP?


#1765

Looks like that.


#1766

Don’t you mean buy it, copy it, resell it?


#1767

The first rule of tape club.