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  • The Making of The Pines of Rome Ultratape!

    Saw this when at RCA back in 1987! Very cool indeed!

    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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    Interesting video and overview of the transfer process. Looking forward to hearing the tape.

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    • #3
      Funny I didn't remember the original masters being 1/2 inch. But that was 30 years ago. I did remember the two track tapes being 1/4 inch. I also remember the originals having varying numbers of splices and in some cases the splices having to be redone. Meaning the splicing tape needed to be replaced. We also forget about that these tapes - during a couple of year period- were made with a different EQ curve.
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
      -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 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 Mk. 2, 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. 6, 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 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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      • #4
        That Ampex 300-3, half inch unit, was used by many labels, even though the unit came out in 1952 as a full track, quarter inch, transport. The 300 had many varieties made for different tape sizes.

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        • MylesBAstor
          MylesBAstor commented
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          Yes. RCA and Mercury got their Ampex 300-3machines at about the same time as did a number of other labels. It was a huge thing and the labels crowed about the receipt of the Ampexes. Bees knees and all that!
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