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Old 03-12-2012, 06:10 PM   #41
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:12 AM   #42
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I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning Saturday Night/Sunday Morning watching an ebay listing for one of these: http://www.datalinksales.com/phpstor...duct_ID=PF-250

Now, these guys want a real wad of cash for what I assume is a pretty good degausser. Well, I got the exact model from an ebay auction in which I was the only bidder. I waited until a scant 30 seconds remained before placing my bid.

I won it for a mere $19.99!

It arrived today and is in great shape.

An indespensible item for any serious tapehead.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:33 AM   #43
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I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning Saturday Night/Sunday Morning watching an ebay listing for one of these: http://www.datalinksales.com/phpstor...duct_ID=PF-250

Now, these guys want a real wad of cash for what I assume is a pretty good degausser. Well, I got the exact model from an ebay auction in which I was the only bidder. I waited until a scant 30 seconds remained before placing my bid.

I won it for a mere $19.99!

It arrived today and is in great shape.

An indespensible item for any serious tapehead.
Nice score Fred!
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:47 AM   #44
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:02 PM   #45
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Based upon the amount of traffic I see on other forums, I thought it would be cool to have a RTR owner's thread started here. Also please feel free to post what tapes you've made, particularly recently. Also let us know what type of tapes you have and how you go about acquiring them.

My RTR machines:

Tascam BR-20
Teac X-1000R
Dokoder 1120
Pioneer RT-707

I just recorded Keith Richards solo work "Talk is Cheap" on the Tascam which is a 2 track recorder at 15ips on a vintage Maxell UD 35-180.

I'll tell you about how I go about tape acquisition when/if this thread gets some replies.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:07 PM   #46
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Don't own one but i thought it was really cool that the latest Shins album was also released on reel-to-reel. Maybe a few other bands will follow suit.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #47
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I have a Pioneer RT-707 quarter-track 3.75/7.5ips R2R deck that's in excellent condition. I have only created recordings of CD based material and it really does improve the sound, I've found. With good TDK Audua tape at 7.5ips there's no loss in high end or increase in hiss with CD sourced recordings.

I have a few commercial tapes that I have and I've found them off of Ebay. Local bookstores like Half Price Books sometimes have R2R tapes but not terribly often.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:11 AM   #48
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I have a Pioneer RT-707 quarter-track 3.75/7.5ips R2R deck that's in excellent condition. I have only created recordings of CD based material and it really does improve the sound, I've found. With good TDK Audua tape at 7.5ips there's no loss in high end or increase in hiss with CD sourced recordings.

I have a few commercial tapes that I have and I've found them off of Ebay. Local bookstores like Half Price Books sometimes have R2R tapes but not terribly often.
Excellent, are you the original owner of your deck? I ran across my 707 on craigslist. One of the best deals I ever made. The Pioneer decks are great sounding machines and very unique looking. Adds a nice touch of elegance to any audio rack.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #49
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Excellent, are you the original owner of your deck? I ran across my 707 on craigslist. One of the best deals I ever made. The Pioneer decks are great sounding machines and very unique looking. Adds a nice touch of elegance to any audio rack.
No, I got mine off of Ebay. It is in excellent condition now that I've cleaned it up. I agree that they look and sound lovely and it makes a good conversation piece.

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I have only created recordings of CD based material and it really does improve the sound, I've found.
Can you explain. It's my experience you can't improve on the source.
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Can you explain. It's my experience you can't improve on the source.
I'll agree with you on that for the most part, but in the case of CD to tape recordings, I find that the reel to reel tape will eliminate a lot of the issues that I dislike about low-fidelity digital recordings, such as a shrillness at the high end and a lack of depth and a soundstage to the music.

I recorded a Journey CD to tape at 7.5ips and I found that piano sections, for example, have far more depth and bass to them. The notes were more distinct, and the recording had more of a presence to it. I also found the vocals to be more pleasing for the same reasons. Tape has a fuller sound to it as compared to CD and while the tape recording of the CD doesn't have anywhere close to the fidelity of a high quality analog source like an LP or reel to reel tape, it does improve the sound, I've found.
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:47 PM   #52
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Don't you have some news to share with us ..................Johnny"V"!!!!!!!


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I will once I have the unit in my actual possession!
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I will once I have the unit in my actual possession!
I guess that makes sense ........... We don't want to jinx anything

BTW: Is there an "Official" RTR thread here ?

And if not will you be starting one ?
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I guess that makes sense ........... We don't want to jinx anything

BTW: Is there an "Official" RTR thread here ?

And if not will you be starting one ?
I'm thinking that with a title change this thread should be the Official R2R thread. If Fred doesn't mind, I can change this to:

The Official R2R Tape Thread....or something like that.
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I'm thinking that with a title change this thread should be the Official R2R thread. If Fred doesn't mind, I can change this to:

The Official R2R Tape Thread....or something like that.
I would be all for it ...................

So it's up to Fred
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I'm thinking that with a title change this thread should be the Official R2R thread. If Fred doesn't mind, I can change this to:

The Official R2R Tape Thread....or something like that.
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So it's up to Fred
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How does the condition of the heads on this Pioneer RT-909 look to you?

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How does the condition of the heads on this Pioneer RT-909 look to you?

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They look excellent. Why?
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They look excellent. Why?
Just wanted an opinion (for now).
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