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Old 12th January 2018, 11:23 PM   #11
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Yes. You speak of preference. Nevertheless, a well-engineered CD will probably reproduce what was on that 15ips master tape better (i.e. with greater fidelity) than another 15ips tape copy, because the copy will add its own distortion, wow, bandwidth limitation etc.
Well, maybe, in some aspects---not all. My Ampex ATR-100 tape recorder is easily capable of frequency response in excess of 28 K Hz. Your CD can't touch that.
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Old 12th January 2018, 11:40 PM   #12
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Well, maybe, in some aspects---not all. My Ampex ATR-100 tape recorder is easily capable of frequency response in excess of 28 K Hz. Your CD can't touch that.
And if so, did you ever check the frequency response of your ears within the last 10 years? I did!
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Old 12th January 2018, 11:53 PM   #13
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The dog's bollocks is 30ips anyway, it's already compromised....twice
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Old 13th January 2018, 10:26 AM   #14
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HF content from tape is likely to suffer from amplitude variations. In some cases it might be better to not have it, than have it modulated by head-tape gap/pressure variations. In most cases nobody can hear it either.
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Old 16th January 2018, 02:24 AM   #15
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Imagine if some people just enjoyed life. Jeez.
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Old 16th January 2018, 04:53 AM   #16
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Well, maybe, in some aspects---not all. My Ampex ATR-100 tape recorder is easily capable of frequency response in excess of 28 K Hz. Your CD can't touch that.
Not likely your ears can either.

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Old 16th January 2018, 05:14 AM   #17
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THIS is the best---hands down---source for truly REAL audiophile sound!!:
The Tape Project
Yeah, they're expensive ($450 each) but it's cheap compared to what some of y'all have spent on your audiophile reproduction systems.
If each tape would cost $45 each, the project would have a chance.
I have heard those played at capital audio fest, ok sound, but i could hear faint tape hiss...
I do still use tapes, have many of them, mostly live recordings, recorded with external type II dolby system. I have started completely different project, i do digitize them into high res files. This way those precious live jazz performances will be preserved and easily played on all sorts of media.
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Old 17th January 2018, 03:35 AM   #18
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If each tape would cost $45 each, the project would have a chance. I have heard those played at capital audio fest, ok sound, but i could hear faint tape hiss... I do still use tapes, have many of them, mostly live recordings, recorded with external type II dolby system. I have started completely different project, i do digitize them into high res files. This way those precious live jazz performances will be preserved and easily played on all sorts of media.
"Type II" is a dbx noise reduction system, NOT Dolby. It is generally considered inferior to Dolby processing, which is mostly used in professional studios. The BEST analog noise reduction system is Dolby SR. I wish these new reel-to-reel releases would be SR-encoded---tape hiss is then GONE.
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Old 17th January 2018, 02:11 PM   #19
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On my box, I can select either Type II or dbx. I do not use dbx, as it presents way too much compression/expansion, with breathing problem.
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On my box, I can select either Type II or dbx. I do not use dbx, as it presents way too much compression/expansion, with breathing problem.
I believe they are BOTH dbx; Type I (the original) and Type II;
"The original dbx Type I and Type II systems were based on so-called "linear decibel companding" - compressing the signal on recording and expanding it on playback (by a factor of two). The dbx Type I system is meant to be used with recording media that have a S/N, before noise reduction, of at least 60 dB and a -3 dB frequency response of at least 30 Hz to 15 kHz. dbx Type-II is for more noisy media that have a lower S/N and much more restricted frequency response. Both systems use 2:1 companding and provide exactly the same amount of NR and dynamic range improvement in other words, they provide the same end results, but are not at all compatible with each other."
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