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...agreed on the point about the rubber aging. i think the proponents argue that a modern idler -- or one brought up to modern standards -- can sound very good.

to my ear, that can be true. they can also sound quite colored.

i find this to be true for just about any technology, though. there are good idlers & bad, good DDs & bad, good belt drives & bad.

i can see the appeal when spending little-to-no $ on an old idler & restoring it. when you get to the $20k idlers (shindo), it's less a value proposition.

at that level of investment, there are ALOT of choices that sound very, very good (and some that sound flat-out awful, too!).

money doesn't always equate to taste, style, or good sound. :(


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  • what's old is new... - analog guy 15:56:46 05/11/07 (0)


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