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  • A Collection of Reel-to-Reel Tape Reviews

    http://www.positive-feedback.com/Iss...pe_project.htm





    http://positive-feedback.com/reviews...s-of-releases/

    http://positive-feedback.com/reviews...pe-overload-2/
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 440 mono amps
    -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, Phasemation PP-500 cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Kubala-Sosna, Audience FrontRow; Audience FrontRow, Genesis Advanced Technologies , Goldmund 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 2.3+ platforms.

  • #2
    Thanks, Myles! Have lots of reading to do now!
    Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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    • #3
      What happened to the Dangerous Analog review? Did the company go out of business? The website seems to be gone....
      UHA Phase 11S OPS-Otari 5050B2II-deHavilland 222-Mcintosh C500T-ARC DS450M-Magico V3-Avid Acutus-SME V-Lyra Kleos-Shunyata-Synergistic

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cpreal View Post
        What happened to the Dangerous Analog review? Did the company go out of business? The website seems to be gone....
        Good question and had been meaning to follow up on that.
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
        ________________________________________

        -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
        -Goldmund Telos 440 mono amps
        -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, Phasemation PP-500 cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Kubala-Sosna, Audience FrontRow; Audience FrontRow, Genesis Advanced Technologies , Goldmund 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 2.3+ platforms.

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        • #5
          How about:

          Anne Bisson: Blue Mind, Co-sponsored by Wuti Larnroongroj, Brilliance Music and Studios and Gary Koh, Genesis Advanced Technologies. 15-ips, 2-track, reel-to-reel tape. Originally produced and recorded by: Guy St. Orge. Recorded July 21-22, 2008, Reference Studio, St-Calixte, Quebec. Remastered by Bernie Grundman. http://www.annebisson.com/en/. Price: $600. It's rare that performers get to revisit and remaster their... Read More »


          Did anyone review the tape of Todd Garfinkle's Ito Ema Goldberg Variations?
          Gary L Koh, CEO and Chief Designer
          Genesis Advanced Technologies, Inc.
          www.genesisloudspeakers.com

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          • #6
            These are some of my reviews done for Mono & Stereo High End Magazine and others:


            UltraAnalogue Recordings was formed to record chamber music, in a natural acoustic, with custom tube electronics and analog tape – to allow you to experience the ultimate in recorded sound. Hearing…


            LONG PLAY HIGH OUTPUT STUDIO TAPE • Same formula as the high output tape SM900 • Back-coated • Formats: 1/4’’ • Wider dynamic range • Higher Output • High level uniformity up to the highest frequen…


            With the new analog tape fever en vogue, the need for fresh and new tape has also arisen and thanks God for the people of RTM (former BASF) and the gang of ATR (former Ampex) who continues manufact…


            What? Another new analog tape on the open reel audio niche? Who needs another tape? Are these people crazy? Those are some of the interrogatives from the open reel users when they heard about the n…


            When I started in this hobby, the audio cassette were clearly winning the race over the open reel tape. My father, one of the biggest collectors of popular music in my country,  used to have an exc…


            Enjoy!

            Sketsoteric Audio: "Analog Sound, Digital Flexibility"
            http://mortechpr.wixsite.com/cassetteadventures
            http://mortechpr.wixsite.com/cgmasteringservices

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            • #7
              Hello Folks;

              This is my latest review on STS Tapes. Enjoy!

              Mono & Stereo High-End Audio Magazine: Magico - Nagra - Tidal Audio - Wilson Audio - MSB - Totaldac - Living Voice - Taiko Audio - Aries Cerat -Thrax
              Sketsoteric Audio: "Analog Sound, Digital Flexibility"
              http://mortechpr.wixsite.com/cassetteadventures
              http://mortechpr.wixsite.com/cgmasteringservices

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              • MylesBAstor
                MylesBAstor commented
                Editing a comment
                One question they would not answer is whether digital was used somewhere in the mastering chain. Were you able to find anything out?

            • #8
              Remember that they do CD's , LP's and Open Reel tapes. It depends on the media they are producing. You can send a note to Fritz. He's a very nice guy!
              Sketsoteric Audio: "Analog Sound, Digital Flexibility"
              http://mortechpr.wixsite.com/cassetteadventures
              http://mortechpr.wixsite.com/cgmasteringservices

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              • #9
                Originally posted by garylkoh View Post
                Did anyone review the tape of Todd Garfinkle's Ito Ema Goldberg Variations?
                I'm not one to "review" anything but I bought the Ito Ema Goldberg Variations tape about a month ago and couldn't be happier.

                It might possibly be the best sounding tape in my limited collection. I now have a few of the titles on Myles's "Best of the Best" thread and would not hesitate to say this could be better than those.


                Speakers: Rockport Avior
                Amp: Ypsilon Aelius Mk II (Silver Edition)
                Preamp: Pass Labs XS
                Phono preamp: EMIA LR Phono Corrector, Slagle Silver SUTs
                Phono: Continuum Criterion, Kuzma 4-Point, Lyra Etna SL Lambda
                Digital: dCS Network Bridge, dCS Scarlatti DAC
                Tape: Studer A80 RC, Doshi V3.0

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                • MylesBAstor
                  MylesBAstor commented
                  Editing a comment
                  I don't mind being wrong here. It is on my highly recommended list.

                  Give Ki Choi the credit there for his amazing transfer. I actually held the master 14-inch master reel in my hands!

                • garylkoh
                  garylkoh commented
                  Editing a comment
                  You need to check out the other tapes that were reproduced by Ki - the two Anne Bisson tapes too!!

              • #10
                This is not reel to reel, but still talks about tape: cassette decks: http://www.monoandstereo.com/2016/12...cassettes.html
                Sketsoteric Audio: "Analog Sound, Digital Flexibility"
                http://mortechpr.wixsite.com/cassetteadventures
                http://mortechpr.wixsite.com/cgmasteringservices

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                • #11
                  Anyone have The Tape Project's Linda Rondstat or Dave Alvin tape aand care to share how it sounds, maybe in comparison to other similar style of music you have on r2r?
                  Magnepan 1.7i, VMPS Large Sub, Belden 5000 Speaker Cable, Synthesis 510 AC Integrated Amplifier, Celtic Dragon & Grover EX+ Interconnects, Crown SX 722 R/R, Nakamichi RX 202 Cassette Deck, PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier, Clearaudio Solution Turntable, Clearaudio Satisfy Tone Arm, Clearaudio Concerto V2 Cartridge, Clearaudio Smart Syncro, Belkin AP41300 Power Conditioner/Surge Protector, Transparent Power Cables

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                    Anyone have The Tape Project's Linda Rondstat or Dave Alvin tape and care to share how it sounds, maybe in comparison to other similar style of music you have on r2r?
                    I have both but haven't listened to the Dave Alvin tape enough to comment (it only arrived a week ago).

                    The Linda Ronstadt tape, IMHO, is not one I would recommend. Though the music is good, the sonic qualities are nowhere near the high standard of every other tape in my collection.

                    There is a history behind this tape that you may want to read on the Tape Project's Forum before buying. I'm sketchy on the details but the Master Tapes couldn't be found so copies were made from a later tape generation than what is used for all of the other Tape Project releases. Frankly, I didn't know this when I bought it but it certainly explains why this tape doesn't compare to the other excellent TP tapes that I have.


                    Speakers: Rockport Avior
                    Amp: Ypsilon Aelius Mk II (Silver Edition)
                    Preamp: Pass Labs XS
                    Phono preamp: EMIA LR Phono Corrector, Slagle Silver SUTs
                    Phono: Continuum Criterion, Kuzma 4-Point, Lyra Etna SL Lambda
                    Digital: dCS Network Bridge, dCS Scarlatti DAC
                    Tape: Studer A80 RC, Doshi V3.0

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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                      Anyone have The Tape Project's Linda Rondstat or Dave Alvin tape aand care to share how it sounds, maybe in comparison to other similar style of music you have on r2r?
                      Haven't heard the Ronstadt in ages so can't comment. But the comments about provenance are spot on.

                      Heard the Alvin recently though. Musically it's nice, sonically it's ok. But wouldn't be a top choice for me. EMMV...
                      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                      ________________________________________

                      -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                      -Goldmund Telos 440 mono amps
                      -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, Phasemation PP-500 cartridges
                      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Kubala-Sosna, Audience FrontRow; Audience FrontRow, Genesis Advanced Technologies , Goldmund 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 2.3+ platforms.

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                      • #14
                        Thanks to you both. Hmmmmmm......will need to do some more searching to determine my first tape purchase.
                        Magnepan 1.7i, VMPS Large Sub, Belden 5000 Speaker Cable, Synthesis 510 AC Integrated Amplifier, Celtic Dragon & Grover EX+ Interconnects, Crown SX 722 R/R, Nakamichi RX 202 Cassette Deck, PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier, Clearaudio Solution Turntable, Clearaudio Satisfy Tone Arm, Clearaudio Concerto V2 Cartridge, Clearaudio Smart Syncro, Belkin AP41300 Power Conditioner/Surge Protector, Transparent Power Cables

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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                          Thanks to you both. Hmmmmmm......will need to do some more searching to determine my first tape purchase.
                          What type of music do you like?
                          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                          ________________________________________

                          -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                          -Goldmund Telos 440 mono amps
                          -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, Phasemation PP-500 cartridges
                          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Kubala-Sosna, Audience FrontRow; Audience FrontRow, Genesis Advanced Technologies , Goldmund 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 2.3+ platforms.

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                          • Sgood@verizon.net
                            [email protected] commented
                            Editing a comment
                            Rock, folk, jazz. I've reviewed all the linksyoive posted to web sites selling tapes. Selections ere generally slim but especially in the Rock category.

                          • MylesBAstor
                            MylesBAstor commented
                            Editing a comment
                            Yes but hopefully Chad and two other companies whom may also jump into reissuing tape may remedy that issue. If you like electronica, I can recommend the Horch House Yello tape.

                          • squasher
                            squasher commented
                            Editing a comment
                            "Rock, folk, jazz"... If you're a fan of Jazz, there are many titles to choose from as your first tape purchase. Lee Morgan's "Sidewinder" would be at the top of my list as a starting point.
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