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    Feb 9th 2016 - Jeff Jacobs of J-Corder (http://www.j-corder.com/) will talk to us about the evolution of open reel tape recorders. He will bring along one or two reel-to-reel machines that he has refurbished, and play some prerecorded tapes.

    Jeff rebuilds Technics and Pioneer tape decks, among others, and has recently opened a store in Gig Harbor where he will sell vintage equipment from the 70s and 80s. He has just become a dealer for the new Technics line of electronics.

    For directions and times, go to the Pacific Northwest Audio Society website: http://www.audiosociety.org/meeting.html


    Last edited by Bruce B; 02-09-2016, 01:25 AM.

  • #2
    Wish I had known about it sooner, Bruce...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ki Choi View Post
      Wish I had known about it sooner, Bruce...
      Quite a big turnout. Amir was there as well as about 30 other souls that made the trek.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bruce B View Post

        Quite a big turnout. Amir was there as well as about 30 other souls that made the trek.
        Did he show up with charts and graphs?
        Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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        • #5
          Wow 30 people...Used be on Thursdays but it seems you have changed to Tuesdays. How did Jeff's setup with machine and taped sound? He has had a different view of tapes and sound quality from the beginning.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ki Choi View Post
            Wow 30 people...Used be on Thursdays but it seems you have changed to Tuesdays. How did Jeff's setup with machine and taped sound? He has had a different view of tapes and sound quality from the beginning.
            Tapes were transfers off an old CD player............................

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mep View Post

              Did he show up with charts and graphs?
              LOL.... he did bring a camera, so hopefully he'll have some decent pics

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mep View Post

                Did he show up with charts and graphs?
                Mark, I do like your subtle sense of humor.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bruce B View Post

                  Tapes were transfers off an old CD player............................
                  Visited Jeff's new showroom last month and heard probably the same tapes... I think you should invite Jeff to your studio and play him the proper analog tapes!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bruce B View Post

                    Tapes were transfers off an old CD player............................

                    Ouch....
                    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                    ________________________________________

                    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mep View Post

                      Did he show up with charts and graphs?
                      Remember this from Alice' Restaurant.


                      It was about four or five hours later that Alice--(remember Alice? There's a
                      Song about Alice.)--Alice came by and, with a few nasty words to Obie on the
                      Side, bailed us out of jail, and we went back to the church, had another
                      Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat, and didn't get up until the next
                      Morning, when we all had to go to court. We walked in, sat down, Obie came
                      In with the twenty-seven 8 x 10 colored glossy pictures with the circles and
                      Arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one, sat down.

                      Man came in, said, "All rise!" We all stood up, and Obie stood up with the
                      Twenty-seven 8 x 10 colored glossy pictures, and the judge walked in, sat
                      Down, with a seein' eye dog and he sat down. We sat down.

                      Obie looked at the seein' eye dog . . . then at the twenty-seven 8 x 10
                      Colored glossy pictures with the circles and arrows and a paragraph on the
                      Back of each one . . . and looked at the seein' eye dog . . . and then at
                      The twenty-seven 8 x 10 colored glossy pictures with the circles and arrows
                      And a paragraph on the back of each on and began to cry.

                      Because Obie came to the realization that it was a typical case of American
                      Blind justice, and there wasn't nothin' he could do about it, and the judge
                      Wasn't gonna look at the twenty-seven 8 by 10 colored glossy pictures with
                      The circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explainin'
                      What each one was, to be used as evidence against us.

                      And we was fined fifty dollars and had to pick up the garbage... in the
                      Snow.
                      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                      ________________________________________

                      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                      -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                      -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post


                        Ouch....
                        Jeff's been adamant with his view of tapes from CDs sounding good enough - recorded and played back on relatively stock Technics (with improved record section for hotter tapes) as he demos often at the shows. However, his Technics are sure perdie!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ki Choi View Post
                          Jeff's been adamant with his view of tapes from CDs sounding good enough - recorded and played back on relatively stock Technics (with improved record section for hotter tapes) as he demos often at the shows. However, his Technics are sure perdie!

                          Yes, I went through that with Rene who wrote that recent article for Wired.
                          If you're seeking something more sonically pure (and fussier) than vinyl, try reel-to-reel tape. And try this machine to play it on.
                          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                          ________________________________________

                          -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                          -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                          -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

                            Remember this from Alice' Restaurant.

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                            Officer! I cannot tell a lie... I put that envelope under that garbage!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post


                              Yes, I went through that with Rene who wrote that recent article for Wired.
                              Yeah... Rene's been bugging me lately.

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