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In Reply to: RE: Recent R2R player/recorder review posted by vinyl survivor on December 05, 2015 at 21:54:36
Tells you all you need to know ....
"The big selling point is that not everyone can afford one. "It's a pride of ownership thing," says Myles Astor, R2Rs are expensive, need to be regularly maintained, and there's not that many of them around. It's like buying a Ferrari. Once you have one, you're part of an exclusive club."
What a bunch .... :)
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1970-1972 or so vintage. That's the model I first used back in 73-74. Clear plastic outer knobs, dark "Revox" badge, red meter and power buttons...
Mine is the MK IV - the last version they made.
Built like a tank, and could hit high output tape.
Now that I think about it, didn't I post the Revox brochure for your model?
But hey, I sure hope that Otari isn't fast winding, 'cause I see signal on the meters, which will blow your tweeters, which would be, like, such as, a total bummer. Unless, of course, you had the amp turned down.
Did you remember to do that?
Should someone come to look in on you every day or so?
Now that I'm thinking about it, I knew a guy who died in his apartment. He played trumpet in the Maynard Ferguson band. People hadn't heard from him in a week. A week. Someone called the police, and they found him dead from a heart attack.
Let this be a lesson: Do NOT fast wind your tape deck unless you're sure that you'll survive and have the presence of mind to hit "stop".
Yes, what a mess that could be -- a rotting corpse AND 2/3 of a mile of Mylar tape all over the place.
Happy New Year!
all the best,
Old faithful. Great sounding.
Those of us who never gave up on the open reel format to begin with have a somewhat amused view of the current mini "renaissance." Speaking for what I guess is a small circle of what, Luddites?, I can only ask what you're doing here on Tape Trails :-)
It's a demanding medium that's not for the impatient, but the rewards are incredible if you have been committed to it for any length of time, long enough to know what it's about and become a player. Elitist? Maybe for rich newbies.
I was just surprised someone is even talking about a Reel to Reel player/recorder in this day and age of digital downloads.
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