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    Default 45 years old tape

    Here is 2min 37 sec sample I've digitized from a reel recorded in 1964. The sample is a zipped WAV, 96 kHz 24 bit, 85 Mb in size. The tape was played back on the SONY TC-765 from 1977, that is sitting on my bench right now. Thankfully I have a very strong bench as this machine weights 27.5 kg (ouch!) . An amazing recorder, thought.

    Alex

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    And you can listen on the Sound Hi fi stand at the show later this month, on the actual Sony TC-765

    Regards

    Dave

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    Hi Dave,

    Any news on those bloody 103SA's yet?

    Get yer man at Denon to confirm an ETA. Jeez, mate, you're too soft with these 'farter-abouters' - I wouldn't put up with it if it was my business!

    Otherwise, there'll definitely be something missing on your stand...

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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    At the moment my website is intermittent, hopefully my provider will sort it out soon. Apologies to people trying to download the sample - please try again later. Probably too many analogue sound fanatics on-line .

    Alex

    UPDATE: website issue has been resolved, should be OK to download now.
    Last edited by Alex Nikitin; 07-09-2009 at 14:40.

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    Marco, I'm sincerely flattered that you think I might have such influence over a production line in Tokyo, unfortunately for both of us I don't. They are now saying December, perhaps for the review only you would loan your cartridge?

    Regards

    Dave

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    A bit on-topic. Here is a small album of pictures about TC-765, including its frequency responses at 7.5 ips and 3.75 ips.

    Alex

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    Marco, I'm sincerely flattered that you think I might have such influence over a production line in Tokyo, unfortunately for both of us I don't. They are now saying December, perhaps for the review only you would loan your cartridge?
    No worries, Dave.

    December????????? I'm not getting at you, but that's quite frankly shocking service! {Shakes head in disbelief}

    One of my pet hates in life is being told by suppliers that such-and-such will be in on X, and then it doesn't arrive... I give them hell when that happens!!

    Why the feck give a date in the first place if they can't guarantee it? They should just say 'it'll arrive when it arrives' and be done with it. Personally, I think they're spinning you a load of bull.

    Anyway............... I'll have a think about using my cartridge. This review thing is turning into a bit of a nightmare.

    Have you spoken with David about it? PM me, mate, as I don't want to hijack Alex's thread any further - sorry, Alex!

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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    What recording chain did you use for the transcription, Alex ?
    I thought it sounded bloody good - any chance of some more ?

    Chris

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    Hi Chris,
    I tried several times last night to download this file and got stalled after 1 sec and 122 Mb each time. Any chance you could e-mail or PM me a copy?
    Cheers,
    DaveK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveK View Post
    Hi Chris,
    I tried several times last night to download this file and got stalled after 1 sec and 122 Mb each time. Any chance you could e-mail or PM me a copy?
    Cheers,
    Dave

    You are joking I hope - the file size is 84.1 meg in its' compressed state

    My ISP don't allow me emails of more than 5 meg, yours will probably be the same.

    Unfortunately you'll have to try the download route again - it took me 2 attempts before I could get a file that would unzip.

    Chris

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