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  • Specifics on tape releases from Acoustic Sounds?

    I'm sure that all of us reading this subforum are aware of the fact that Acoustic Sounds will be selling copies of Master tapes in the future.

    IMHO, there's still a dearth of information on the specifics.

    I even watched a Youtube video showing the Axpona tape seminar hosted by Myles. The link to the video (I can't remember where I saw it) hinted at the great announcement by Chad Kassem regarding tape but unfortunately the video made no mention of the specifics about the announcement. Chad only said "we're going to do it and do it well" (paraphrasing). I have no doubt it will be great.

    However, can someone divulge some specifics on what has been announced by Acoustic Sounds (cost? titles? ETA?).

    Thanks in advance....
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  • #2
    We are all waiting with baited breath for when tapes will be available from Chad.
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    • #3
      I sent Chad a link to the thread. chad is usually real good to responding to questions so let's see what he says. I imagine it might take a little time though because he's going probably going to Newport.
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      • #4
        Three words...provenance - provenance - provenance.
        Vbr,

        Sam

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        • #5
          Originally posted by c1ferrari View Post
          Three words...provenance - provenance - provenance.
          I think that will hardly be an issue with Chad's tapes. He has the master tapes for the titles he mentioned to me. The tapes will be akin to the Tape Project. Master-->Working Production Master-->Product. Chad has been making the working production masters for some of his upcoming releases for some time now.
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          -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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          • c1ferrari
            c1ferrari commented
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            That's reassuring, Myles. At last year's THE Show, I listened to a wonderful recording on vinyl. When I mentioned it to Chad upon seeing him later, he observed the vinyl was sourced from a file. I indicated it had been mentioned in the exhibitor's room.

            Do we know which titles may/will be available from Chad?

          • MylesBAstor
            MylesBAstor commented
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            Hi Sam, this site is growing faster than my memory and ability to find earlier posts. But I persevered and found my post from Axpona. See #39 here. https://www.audionirvana.org/forum/t...ona-2016/page3

            Now it was my impression, right or wrong, that Chad has already been working on this tape project release and had made running masters at the same time he was cutting lacquers from the tape.

          • c1ferrari
            c1ferrari commented
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            Thanks, Myles -- I need to get on that list! :-)

        • #6
          As is always the case, for releases by reissue labels like Chad's Analogue Productions, the key will be what albums he can obtain licensing rights to - as we learned at AXPONA:

          "I spoke with Chad Kassem about his planned Analog Tape series. In addition to researching his catalog of Analogue Productions releases, the next step will be discussion with the record labels to see which albums can be licensed for release on Analog Tape. Analog Tape fans will be anxiously awaiting word of the first titles in this series scheduled for release later in 2016."
          http://positive-feedback.com/show-re...t-axpona-2016/

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          • MylesBAstor
            MylesBAstor commented
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            Great report!

        • #7
          Well then maybe Chad will consider doing what The Tape Project did, and offer subscriptions for a better price than the single tape prices!!!

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