PDA

View Full Version : Reel to Reel prices ?



Audio Al
30-07-2015, 06:52
Looks like there is little love for these superb machines
.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271933663435?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
.
.
.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221832003531?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

:scratch:

MTR10 353 :scratch:

Sony 899 and not one bid :(

Ali Tait
30-07-2015, 07:05
The size will put people off..

Audio Al
30-07-2015, 07:07
The size will put people off..

So it's true size does matter :D

The bigger the better for me , I take a lot of satisfying , My BIG one is a Otari MX55 :D

Ali Tait
30-07-2015, 07:40
:-) Nice machines though..

The Black Adder
30-07-2015, 08:06
The size are pretty big. I'd love one but they are simply too big especiallly with the meter bridge.

Barry
30-07-2015, 09:16
That and the need for collection in person.

Lodgesound
30-07-2015, 09:42
The APR's are truly fantastic machines with a sound quality to rival some of the finest analogue tape recorders.

The Otari MTR's are also staggeringly good - exceptionally well built with extremely high reliability. Line up on them is a dream thanks to all of the adjustments being out on the front panel on potentiometers.

When properly set up they sound excellent.

As has already been said I think it is the size that puts people off although their actual footprint is quite small and being standalone they are operationally extremely efficient (as many console machines are).

Also particularly the Sony is quite daunting operationally in terms of setup if one is not used to standard line up of analogue machines. Once you are familiar with the procedures though they are a pure dream to set up.

337alant
02-08-2015, 16:49
Those Otari MTR10 are a fantastic machine, I was watching that myself and notice that it is advertised again so didnt sell as cheap as I thought
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Otari-MTR-10-Reel-to-reel-tape-recorder/271946296783?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%2 6asc%3D29974%26meid%3D3cec26f7a8e54cd692dd71b36825 79db%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D2719 33663435

I was also watching this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Otari-MTR-10-Half-Track-1-4-Reel-To-Reel-Tape-Recorder-Mastering-Machine/131566151868?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%2 6asc%3D29974%26meid%3D584a85efb8714f22ab6d5eba6f71 215a%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D2719 33663435

Which is still cheap for a proffessional machine, I just cant think of another line I can give the wife that will justtify yet another R2R player :rolleyes::(

Alan

The Black Adder
02-08-2015, 16:56
I know someone selling a 2" OTARI MX80 - 2500 - Comes with remote, not the auto locator.

Barry
02-08-2015, 18:05
I know someone selling a 2" OTARI MX80 - 2500 - Comes with remote, not the auto locator.

And how much would 10.5" diameter spools of blank tape cost you?

The Black Adder
02-08-2015, 18:25
no idea, never looked.

This is one from the net... proper bit of kit

http://comp-ny.com/x/wp-content/gallery/studio/co_2009_4.jpg

topoxforddoc
02-08-2015, 18:35
Here you go. If you need to ask about 2 inch R2R tape prices.....

http://www.tapecity.co.uk/acatalog/2--Tape.html

337alant
03-08-2015, 09:10
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Studer-A80-2-16-16-Channel-Tape-Recorder-/111729938474?hash=item1a039f902a

Nice machine :eyebrows:, in reallty though these are no good for home use a 1/4" 2 track is all you need :).

Alan

Audio Advent
03-08-2015, 14:31
And how much would 10.5" diameter spools of blank tape cost you?

4 x 1/4" tape + 5.99.

What you do is buy some 2" gaffer and lay down 4 reels of 1/4" side by side on it. :)

Audio Advent
03-08-2015, 14:37
Personally I think that expectation of high price is completely skewed by the ethusuiasm for particularly enthused about brands and specific machines like Studer A807, A820s etc.

Then it is expected that other machines of the same quality should then automatically priced high.. and so dealers/collectors price theirs high with buy it nows which rarely sell. Seeing these unsold items being advertised then primes people's minds to thinking they SHOULD cost this much simply through exposure.

It's would be a bit like people trying to sell better small monitors than the LS3/5a at LS3/5a prices simply because they are better... but without realising it's a specific LS3/5a fettish/enthusiasm going on.

At auction, a lot of these very nice machines only achieve much lower prices than the buy-it-nows asked. Different of course if you're paying for a machine which is fully serviced and guaranteed - that's worth a fair bit in itself.

Audio Advent
03-08-2015, 14:42
Those Otari MTR10 are a fantastic machine, I was watching that myself and notice that it is advertised again so didnt sell as cheap as I thought
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Otari-MTR-10-Reel-to-reel-tape-recorder/271946296783?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%2 6asc%3D29974%26meid%3D3cec26f7a8e54cd692dd71b36825 79db%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D2719 33663435


Now there is a reserve - perhaps the seller didn't like the price after spotting the one with a buy-it-now. I expect it to be endlessly listed, never meeting reserve until the seller gets fed up.. :lol:

A low hours Sony one I saw sell with only one bid at 500 a fair while ago - would seem a more realistic price.