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RE: Tape is the penultimate ...

Not necessarily. Especially when you consider new PB heads with narrower gaps are far better than what was used back in the '60s and '70s. Ergo the old master tapes played back on newer machines can sound even better than before (one has to make the distinction between record heads where the gap width is far less critical than the PB side.). I think with better heads, electronics, good transport, etc, the loss in going from the master to safety is minimal. I've compared several 2nd vs third gen here and again the losses are minimal done with TLC. Mostly the differences are a very slight loss of transparency, midrange bloom and focus. But ever so little.
Myles B. Astor

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  • RE: Tape is the penultimate ... - Myles B. Astor 08:59:06 03/10/17 (1)
    • Agreed. - Kal Rubinson 13:51:57 03/10/17 (0)


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