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    Talk about being dumbfounded.

    This new new second generation 15 ips tape copy is simply sensational. Andre, who is friends with Joe Trischler, turned Mark and me onto this '50/'60s rock recording. Not only turned us onto the recording but made second generation 15 ips tape safeties for each of us. The tape transfer was done directly from Joe's completely customized Crown master deck at 355 nanowebers (same levels as the master) to Andre's pro-Otari deck with recently installed Flux Magnetic heads.

    Turns out Joe Tritschler, aka Crazy Joe, is an audiophile, electrical engineer and musician and the album The Doctor is In was recorded in Joe's completely custom designed studio (Check out the accompanying link for more information about Joe's studio as well as his custom made guitars. http://doctorcrazyjoe.com/studio.html). Everything from his pro Crown R2R deck to the hybrid 12-channel console to the hand built tube mikes to the transformerless, unbalanced and completely analog chain was custom designed by Joe. And it shows in the recording! This albums really rocks and possesses a unique sonic purity seldom heard in any recording. The sound of the Joe's custom built guitars and ukulele, organ and drums are simply mouth watering. Unsmeared transients and incredible transparency. Amazing soundstaging.

    While I haven't had a chance to spin the LP yet, we'll have a winner if the album is 1/2 of the tape!
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
    -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
    -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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.

  • #2
    Myles sums it up nicely.

    My friend (Joe) came by with his 1st generation master tape of The Doctor Is In! and we did the transfers using, as a source, his custom Crown SX-722 with NOS Nortronics Duracore heads (the playback head is long-pole extended low-frequency model) with a direct feed from the head amp into a custom three discrete class-A transistor output stage. The Crown SX-722 also has “upgraded regulated power supply with +/- 40V rails and precision fixed NAB network with 1% MIAL Polystyrene EQ capacitor”.

    This setup used the actual Crown SX-722 deck the master tape was recorded on as the playback deck. In essence, the 1st generation master tape was played back on THE tape deck, as intended by the artist/engineer. Even the LP wasn’t cut using this Crown SX-722 deck for playback. This is/was unique being able to listen to the master tape played back on Joe’s deck. Even better, my 2nd generation copy contains the added benefit of the character of his playback deck as he listened to it's output in his studio.

    The 2nd generation tapes were recorded at 15 ips (355 nW/m) with the IEC record equalizer in my ¼” 2-track Otari MTR-10 Mastering Tape Deck that was fully calibrated and aligned with the MRL Multifrequency calibration tapes for open-reel applications. The headblock was recently serviced at JRF Magnetic Sciences (relapped record and erase heads and a new Flux Magnetics Mastering Series custom repro head).

    Below is a picture of the recording session that day: Click image for larger version  Name:	DoctorIsIn-transfer_CrownSX-722-OtariMTR-10.jpg Views:	1 Size:	71.3 KB ID:	43479


    Dre
    Last edited by Dre_J; 02-15-2017, 03:08 PM.
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day to play analog.
    - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
    - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day for live music.
    **************************************************

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    • #3
      I have to second what Myles said about this tape. If you think late 1950s/1960s Buddy Holly style rock (there is one blues cut on here too), you will get the picture. I find this music infectious and the sound is really, really good. It's rare to get a copy made straight from the master, and even more rare to have the original deck the tape was recorded on as the source feeding the deck that makes your copy. Andre's deck is tweaked and peaked to the max and makes great tapes. It's a great tape to add to your collection.
      SP-10 MKII table with custom power supply designed and built by Peter Noerbaek with an SME 3012R with Dyna XV-1S cartridge, VPI Avenger table with rim drive and JMW -12-3D arrm with Lyra Etna SL cartridge, 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 with a pair of Def Tech Ref subs.

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      • #4
        Is it possible to buy a copy ?
        Speakers: Rockport Avior
        Amp: Ypsilon Aelius Mk II Silver Edition
        Preamp: Pass Labs XS
        Phono preamp: Ypsilon VPS-100, Slagle Silver SUTs
        Phono: Continuum Criterion, Kuzma 4-Point, Lyra Etna SL (and others)
        Digital: LauferTeknik Memory Player, dCS Scarlatti DAC
        Tape: Studer A80 RC, King/Cello preamp

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        • #5
          Originally posted by squasher View Post
          Is it possible to buy a copy ?
          Andre can answer this question.
          SP-10 MKII table with custom power supply designed and built by Peter Noerbaek with an SME 3012R with Dyna XV-1S cartridge, VPI Avenger table with rim drive and JMW -12-3D arrm with Lyra Etna SL cartridge, 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 with a pair of Def Tech Ref subs.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by squasher View Post
            Is it possible to buy a copy ?
            Originally posted by mep View Post

            Andre can answer this question.
            I spoke to Joe and I have permission to make some more copies. Registered members, please send me a message through the forum Message Center.

            Dre
            **************************************************
            Every day is a good day to play analog.
            - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
            - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
            **************************************************
            Every day is a good day for live music.
            **************************************************

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            • #7


              "Right There In My Lap" track from side 1. Dig that Hammond organ!
              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
              -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
              -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
              -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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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              • #8
                Sounds beautiful - nice air!
                Magico M-Project, CAT JL7s, CJ GAT/darTZeel 18NS, Kronos Pro Limited Edition/Black Beauty/Atlas SL/Opus-1,CH Precision P1, Schiit Yggdrasil, KS Elation ICs & SCs

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                • #9
                  Very nice indeed!
                  Analog: VPI Aries 3, custom suspension/Magnetically stabilized JMW 10.5i/Ortofon A90/Modded & shielded Pass XP-25 Digital: Spectral 3000SL/Heavily modded Alpha DAC Amplification: Spectral DMC-30SV/DMA-500AR Speakers: Heavily modded MartinLogan (custom Mundorf xover, cabling, woofers; structural mods)/Modded REL Cabling: Shielded MIT Oracle 50ic,MA-X/Oracle 90.1 Power: MIT Z-Strips, Magnum Z-Traps; Shunyata Black Mamba CX HC cords, Typhon

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                  • #10
                    Well done! Phone?
                    Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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                    • MylesBAstor
                      MylesBAstor commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Yes Samsung Galaxy.

                  • #11
                    I listened to a couple of tracks from the LP and Joe did a great job mastering the LP.
                    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                    ________________________________________

                    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                    -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
                    -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
                    -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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 Madfloyd View Post
                      Sounds beautiful - nice air!
                      Yeah it is the new tape machine and electronics. That are still getting better.
                      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                      ________________________________________

                      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                      -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
                      -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
                      -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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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                      • #13
                        What lucky cats you guys are!

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by JackD201 View Post
                          What lucky cats you guys are!
                          Luck has everything to do with it!
                          **************************************************
                          Every day is a good day to play analog.
                          - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
                          - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
                          **************************************************
                          Every day is a good day for live music.
                          **************************************************

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                          • #15
                            Hopefully all of the registered members who were interested in a copy of the Master tape of The Doctor Is In! have contacted me via the Message Center.

                            If not, I'll have a chance (and Joe's permission) to run more copies soon.

                            For those who have received their copies, we hope you are enjoying the music and sonics on this tape.

                            Dre
                            **************************************************
                            Every day is a good day to play analog.
                            - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
                            - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
                            **************************************************
                            Every day is a good day for live music.
                            **************************************************

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