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  • After a Four Month Wait My 102 is here

    I was able to buy a very nice used Ampex ATR-102 and a nice used Doshi tape prepro from Jonathan Horwich. His tech, Soren Wittrup, did an tuneup and calibration as well as integrating the Doshi into the setup. We had to wait some time for ATR to provide the 1/2" head stack kit and I had Soren install it before it was shipped out to me. I was fortunate in locating a nearly new road case for the 102 and also an Ampex wired remote unit for it. Everything was extremely well packed and palletized (including the Ampex stand.) We set it up today and now I'm just anxiously waiting for the 1/2" take up reel to arrive to start playing! Shortly after I ordered the 102, I was able to purchase a large collection of prerecorded R2R tapes including 50 1/2" reels! This should be my final R2R machine.

    Larry

    Analog- VPIClassic3-3DArm,SoundsmithZephyrII+MiyajimaZeroMono, 2xAmpex ATR-102,Doshi3.0,Merrill Trident Master Tape Pre,Herron VTPH-2A
    Dig Rip-Pyramix,IzotopeRX3Adv,Mykerinos,PacMicroModel2
    Dig Play-mchNADAC, LampiPac, Roon, HQP, Oppo105
    Electronics-Doshi Pre,CJ MET1mchPre, Cary2A3monoamps
    Speakers-AvantgardeDuosLR,3SolosC,LR,RR
    Other-2x512Engineer/Marutani Symmetrical Power, AudioDiskVinylCleaner,AirTightRecordFlat, Scott Rust Interconnects,
    Music-15KRecs(90%classical),1.3KR2Rtapes,50TBrips

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    congrats
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    • #3
      That is a nice set up.

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      • #4
        Congratulations Larry.

        50 1/2" reels of tape sounds like a good time if the music is to your liking.

        Dre
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        Every day is a good day to play analog.
        - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
        - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
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        Every day is a good day for live music.
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        • #5
          Congrats Larry!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by astrotoy View Post
            I was able to buy a very nice used Ampex ATR-102 and a nice used Doshi tape prepro from Jonathan Horwich. His tech, Soren Wittrup, did an tuneup and calibration as well as integrating the Doshi into the setup. We had to wait some time for ATR to provide the 1/2" head stack kit and I had Soren install it before it was shipped out to me. I was fortunate in locating a nearly new road case for the 102 and also an Ampex wired remote unit for it. Everything was extremely well packed and palletized (including the Ampex stand.) We set it up today and now I'm just anxiously waiting for the 1/2" take up reel to arrive to start playing! Shortly after I ordered the 102, I was able to purchase a large collection of prerecorded R2R tapes including 50 1/2" reels! This should be my final R2R machine.

            Larry


            Rock, jazz or classical tapes or mixed?

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            -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
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            -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
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            • astrotoy
              astrotoy commented
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              Some of each. All together 189 reels! with 50 1/2". Larry

            • MylesBAstor
              MylesBAstor commented
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              Wow, where are you going to keep them all? Man's that's hitting the mother lode!

          • #7
            Larry, congrats! Great to hear you found all of those tapes so fast! Nice doshi!

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            • #8
              Thanks folks. Starting to have some fun! Larry
              Analog- VPIClassic3-3DArm,SoundsmithZephyrII+MiyajimaZeroMono, 2xAmpex ATR-102,Doshi3.0,Merrill Trident Master Tape Pre,Herron VTPH-2A
              Dig Rip-Pyramix,IzotopeRX3Adv,Mykerinos,PacMicroModel2
              Dig Play-mchNADAC, LampiPac, Roon, HQP, Oppo105
              Electronics-Doshi Pre,CJ MET1mchPre, Cary2A3monoamps
              Speakers-AvantgardeDuosLR,3SolosC,LR,RR
              Other-2x512Engineer/Marutani Symmetrical Power, AudioDiskVinylCleaner,AirTightRecordFlat, Scott Rust Interconnects,
              Music-15KRecs(90%classical),1.3KR2Rtapes,50TBrips

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