Home Tape Trail

Reel to reel, cassette and other analogue tape formats.

RE: How about a listing of the tape decks we've owned?

1. Viking 88 acquired new in 1965. Reliable deck paired with a Fisher 500C and University 312 triaxials. Typical recording application: FM broadcasts of recorded-live events, not infrequently Arthur Fiedler's rousing Boston Pops concerts. Sold when I bought a...

2. Magnecord 1020 new in the aarly 1970's mated to a Mc MR-67, C-22, 240, and Bozak B-4000s. Great-sounding deck when it worked, but one too many trips to the shop without correcting the problem prompted me to give it to my loved-to-tinker then-brother-in-law. Appreciated its 8.25"-reel capacity and the fact that BASF provided raw tape in that format. After getting rid of it, I...

3. Endured 40+ years in the wilderness until I bought a...

4. Refurbished Crown SX-824 in November 2015. Now my primary go-to analog source feeding a c-j Premier 17LS, MF2500, and Paradigm SE-3s. Plays prerecorded classical, jazz, and film scores scooped up on eBay (and which require frequent head, capstan, and roller cleaning). Shortly I'll be back to recording FM recorded-live concerts off a Mc MR-77 (typically San Francisco and Chicago SOs). This one's a keeper.


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