Unless you have good source material, that is tapes in good condition and a properly aligned BR-20T, you will be very disappointed. Most pre-recorded tapes, in good condition are hard to find, especially two track running 7.5 ips. I currently have five R2R tape units, and a library of over 7,000 tapes, some of broadcast quality, some original master tapes. Are they better then vinyl, yes, better then high quality CD's and SACD's, no. Commercial SACD's mastered from the original master tapes, or a second copy, will blow away anything but the original master tape running on an Ampex tape machine running at 15ips. Skip the tape machine, purchase SACD's and play them on one of the new OPPO machines.
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