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  • A Collection of Reel-to-Reel Tape Reviews

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

    http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue58/yarlung.htm

    http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue68/tape.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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    -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
    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
        ________________________________________

        -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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        • #5
          How about:

          http://positive-feedback.com/reviews...en-a-makeover/

          Did anyone review the tape of Todd Garfinkle's Ito Ema Goldberg Variations?

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          • #7
            Hello Folks;

            This is my latest review on STS Tapes. Enjoy!

            http://www.monoandstereo.com/2016/11...pe-review.html
            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: 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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              • 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, Rogue Audio Sphinx Integrated Amplifier, Adcom GFA 555 II Amplifier, QED passive pre-amp, Celtic Dragon & Grover EX+ Interconnects, Crown SX 722 R/R, Nakamichi RX 202 Cassette Deck, Fosgate Signature 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: 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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                  • #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
                    ________________________________________

                    -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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                    • #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, Rogue Audio Sphinx Integrated Amplifier, Adcom GFA 555 II Amplifier, QED passive pre-amp, Celtic Dragon & Grover EX+ Interconnects, Crown SX 722 R/R, Nakamichi RX 202 Cassette Deck, Fosgate Signature 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
                        ________________________________________

                        -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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                        • 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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