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Pre-recorded Reel-to Reel tapes
To get the very best out of R2R replay, you have to be an*l about set up. I have a reasonable size collection of 15 IPS 2 tr record company distribution masters (eg Beatles - Revolver; Miles - Sketches of Spain; Lou Reed - Transformer etc) and saf... 
Digitizing Vinyl; Suggestions Please
The quality of the A2D converter is crucial to obtain the best quality transfer. That's why I suggested the Prims Sound, as they are renowned for making some of the very best A2D converters for the studio market.The Focusrite Scarletts are very mu... 
Digitizing Vinyl; Suggestions Please
@1graber2 Once you have digitised your LP collection, you can resell the Prism Sound. Given the high demand in studios for the Lyra 2, I suspect that you would lose less than USD500 if you did that. 
Digitizing Vinyl; Suggestions Please
If you have the budget, buy a Prism Sound Lyra 2. Prism Sound make some of the very best ADCs, which are used in recording studios across the world. The Lyra 2 has the same ADCs as their more expensive Atlas and Titan interfaces. The Lyra 2 also a... 
Can we finally put Reel to Reel out of its misery? Put it to rest people.
Glupson,I think you have got a bit confused about the "vault". Sony, Warners, BMG all have vast temperature and humidity controlled vaults, where they keep the original multi-track and stereo mix down MASTERS. These never leave the record company.... 
Can we finally put Reel to Reel out of its misery? Put it to rest people.
In the days when tape and vinyl ruled the roost, the record companies would send a production/distribution master tape to Yugoslavia, South Africa, Mexico or wherever, so that records could be pressed for the local market. In due course, they sent... 
Can we finally put Reel to Reel out of its misery? Put it to rest people.
Glupson,The links are to my scans of the tape labels. The Mary Chain is the original Jugoton distribution master, sent to the former Yugoslavia. As I know Alan McGee, Jim & William Reid well, they have signed my master. The George Michael is a... 
Can we finally put Reel to Reel out of its misery? Put it to rest people.
OK, here’s on for the trolls. Who would prefer to listen to a Nak cassette deck, Elcaset, DAT or other medium instead of some of my distribution master tapes on a 15 IPS Studio R2R?https://i.vgy.me/FY946m.jpg https://i.vgy.me/hWJJn1.jpg  
What's a real good arm for a Decca Cartridge?
The modern London cartridges made by John Wright have much better quality control than the original Decca Special Products output (which was indeed a bit of a lottery).I have had Decca for 40 years now, and they will track most records. No they wo... 
Can we finally put Reel to Reel out of its misery? Put it to rest people.
@vinny55 There are lots of professional R2R machines with 15 IPS. The thong about professional machines is that they are built like tanks and calibration and line up is easy to do; after all a decent tape tech would line up the machine every day i... 
Can we finally put Reel to Reel out of its misery? Put it to rest people.
Nakamichi made some very fine cassette decks. I have a Nak Dragon rebuilt by Alex Nikitin with a full set of ANT 4066 mods. But seriously this is nowhere as good as 15IPS tape on a proper studio machine. If you can source a production or distribut... 
Dolby Deterioration
Dolby SR or Spectral Recording was Dolby’s piece de resistance for analogue tape/film recording. It is still sold by Dolby as part of their Dolby Analog suiteReviewhttps://rapmag.com/a/39-90/mar90/152-test-drive-dolby-sr-model-363-sr-a?showall=1Sc... 
Dolby Deterioration
Dolby SR is IMO terrific. I use a pair off Dolby 363 units with Cat 300 SR/A cards for my R2R machines. You can get >90 dB S?N ratio with 1/4 inch tape at 15 IPS and Dolby SR. SR sounds really clean too - I'm a fan. 
Reel to reel
- I just down-loaded 4 of the 15 IPS reels that I had recorded to my hard-drive. They really sound good on play back, and I don’t have to get up and put another reel on.It also saves wear on your repro head, as well as the rest of the transport.B... 
Reel to reel
2-track 1/2" tape at 15 inches is amazing. But be forewarned- you won't want to listen to 1/4" tape after that...1/2" 2-channel is a common mastering format.  Atmasphere is quite right. I only have a handful of 1./2 inch 2 track 30 IPS masters -st...