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Old 20th June 2012, 07:41 PM   #23981
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Or my furnace?
Why Mr Martin,

for all we know, you could be doing your cooking on a Viking, the only "Ultra High End" (kitchen) furnace in town.

And for the price, it might as well have BMF Vishays inside.

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Old 20th June 2012, 07:55 PM   #23982
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The fets he is referring to are analog SWITCHES, not amplifiers.
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Old 20th June 2012, 08:26 PM   #23983
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The point is one of the leading tape machine refurbishers is throwing out the FET's and putting in IC's. He must have a very different idea of "perfect" sound.
As John already said - he's throwing out FET switches and, I guess, is replacing standart ICs with BB ones. But, a Tascam BR-20T is a Tascam BR-20T, no matter how well masqueraded.
9.6k for a stamped steel chassis and fixed tape guides?
As they say, a sucker is born every minute.
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Old 20th June 2012, 08:38 PM   #23984
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Not really, when you compare the ANALOG ELECTRONICS after a typical DA converter. I just got a 192K-24 bit 2 ch sound card, and it is only marginally hi end quality.
Analog tape playback does NOT have the DIGITAL problems that many audiophiles (like me) hear, and are NEVER satisfied just with digital.
Others, like Scott, seem to not notice digital problems, anymore, lucky him! '-)
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Old 20th June 2012, 08:39 PM   #23985
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I suspect it would be entertaining to see a "audit" of the Tape Project "transfer accuracy" - SOTA pro/studio quality ADC of their studio master output vs their copy machines output, vs "best" and "typical" home playback - how often/well do the end users calibrate/align their machines?

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Old 20th June 2012, 08:47 PM   #23986
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There's one thing I like about some Tascam semi-pro machines, I have to admit. They used more 'advanced' topology of PB amps in some of their models, even compared to more expensive European and US "pro" machines.
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Old 20th June 2012, 09:31 PM   #23987
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That is a pretty good playback amp, for a tape recorder.
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Old 20th June 2012, 09:34 PM   #23988
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Why Mr Martin,

for all we know, you could be doing your cooking on a Viking, the only "Ultra High End" (kitchen) furnace in town.

And for the price, it might as well have BMF Vishays inside.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...n/7ce34a45.jpg
Viking? A pretender to Ultra high end. These are the "real thing": La Cornue Ranges, La Cornue Stoves & La Cornue Ovens | Williams-Sonoma all manual valves. And for the even more quirky and more pretentious (and expensive): The Aga Legend: Radiant Heat Cooking: Ranges, Ovens, Stoves with no valves at all.

Its unlikely that one of these would make you a world class chef, or that a world class chef could not cook on a hot plate from a thrift store and make something exceptional.

Most kitchen remodels cost more than high end audio systems, with the average reputed to be $45K and premium ones costing much more.

My point was that the relays exist not for high end audio but for much more mundane purposes.
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My PB amp for Supermaster and Ultramaster 30ips recorders.
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