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    Default Help please..with new R2R tape purchase

    Hi all.. I have a Teac X1000R that I want to purchase new tapes for... I would prefer to buy brand new tapes as opposed to NOS. Any pointers on where to look?.....
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    Teac X1000R. Reel 2 Reel....
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    Try this thread.

    Its in the Reel to Reel area.

    http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...vailable-today
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    I buy all my new tapes from tape city. Sales@tapecity.co.uk
    Great quality tape and fast service. reasonable prices to.

    You can purchase either reels or bare hubs.

    Peter


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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dee View Post
    Hi all.. I have a Teac X1000R that I want to purchase new tapes for... I would prefer to buy brand new tapes as opposed to NOS. Any pointers on where to look?.....
    Nice R2R
    As CAS stated I did a thread on thsi in the R2R section
    I strongly recommend all of the RTM tapes my favorite being the LPR90

    Alan
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    Bear in mind you will need to have the machine calibrated to whichever tape you decide to use for best performance.
    There are times when you canít do the sensible thing, when you canít act like a responsible adult at all; you just have to do whatever insane thing comes into your head. When bad people do it they end up murderers, when good people do it they end up heroes, and when the rest of us do it we end up looking like total idiots. But whenís that ever stopped us?

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    Hi Cas, thanks for the info ...just what I wanted...Dee
    System... Thorens TD160 Super in Marble plinth.. SME 3009 S2 improved with detachable head ,Van Den Hul hybrid interconnect and rewired by
    J7 at Audio Origami with Vdh silver wire
    and Denon dl110 Mc cartridge.
    Yamaha Cr2020 receiver overhauled and upgraded by Select 45rpm.
    Musical fidelity E60 CD player with Audio Alchemy DAC in the Box....
    Teac X1000R. Reel 2 Reel....
    Pioneer ct F950 cassette deck
    Tannoy Cheviot speakers ( cones and surround replaced by Lockwood)

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    Hi Alan ..what's the difference between LPR90 and LPR35...I have always used Teacs EE tape and was wondering
    what tape would be a good alternative...
    System... Thorens TD160 Super in Marble plinth.. SME 3009 S2 improved with detachable head ,Van Den Hul hybrid interconnect and rewired by
    J7 at Audio Origami with Vdh silver wire
    and Denon dl110 Mc cartridge.
    Yamaha Cr2020 receiver overhauled and upgraded by Select 45rpm.
    Musical fidelity E60 CD player with Audio Alchemy DAC in the Box....
    Teac X1000R. Reel 2 Reel....
    Pioneer ct F950 cassette deck
    Tannoy Cheviot speakers ( cones and surround replaced by Lockwood)

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    The 35 is a standard bias tape, the 90 is high output.
    There are times when you canít do the sensible thing, when you canít act like a responsible adult at all; you just have to do whatever insane thing comes into your head. When bad people do it they end up murderers, when good people do it they end up heroes, and when the rest of us do it we end up looking like total idiots. But whenís that ever stopped us?

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    You guys must have ears like BATS. I personally can't tell the difference between LPR90 & LPR35 as long as you adjust the bias accordingly. My RTR has that facility (Pioneer RT909) Maybe yes, if you have a recording studio but not for home recordings. Most of my stuff is recorded from 11Mhz DSD so difficult to tell. Both tapes are good


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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dee View Post
    Hi Alan ..what's the difference between LPR90 and LPR35...I have always used Teacs EE tape and was wondering
    what tape would be a good alternative...
    Hi Dee
    Th SM 900 is their premium studio master tape and the LPR 90 is the same formulation on a thinner tape to make it long play they are both high output and the SM 900 up to +9db so can be hit really hard and sounds superb sweet treble with excellent bass the LPR90 has a very similar sound so excellent value for money.
    The LPR35 is the long play version of the SM911 and is also excellent not a great deal in it but the LPR35 sounds a bit thinner to me and you cant record it as as higher level as the LPR90 but still very good tape +6dB
    They are all 320 nWb/m

    Your X1000 lists the LPR35 as a compatible tape on the LH-1 setting and I bet the LPR 90 would work great as well, try it on the EE setting as that was meant for high output
    As Ali says its always best to calibrate specifically for a tape type but try it and if it sounds good leave well alone

    Alan
    Turntable - Garrard 401/Jelco 750L/Ortofon Kontrapunkt B, Pioneer PLC 590, SME 3009/2 , Denon DL103R - DIY Paradise Phono stage - Reel 2 Reel Studer A810, Otari MX55,Tascam BR20 - Digital HTPC / Young Dac - Preamp - DIY B4, 821, Power Amp's DIY Voyager Mono Block, Speakers Tannoy precision 6.4 / Wilmslow Kit Volt BM220.8 / Scanspeak D2905/9500

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