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    Join Date: Mar 2008

    Location: Dunfermline, Scotland, UK

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    I'm inthescottishmafia.

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    I have two machines- Tandberg TD20A and a Pioneer RT 909. I mostly use mine for recording stuff from Sky Arts HD and similar, gigs that are not available any other way. There is also a lot of extremely well recorded acoustic concerts that just sound fantastic on R to R. The Tandberg is a truly superb sounding machine, the Pioneer lags a bit by comparison but is so pretty itís worth having just to look at. :-)
    ďMusic has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radioĒ

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    Join Date: Aug 2010

    Location: Devon, UK

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    I'm Gary.

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    I like the analogue sound be it tape or vinyl. Now on a good well set up machine you can record from cd and give it the analogue sound or put digital stuff on or a few albums then sit back and listen far longer than a cd or 1 side of an lp and not have to get up and break the mood.Plus they look cool as hell.
    I also have a Tascam 34 and Akai 4000ds
    Gary.
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    Join Date: Apr 2015

    Location: Central Virginia

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    Surely one of the main joys of any recording machine is the ability to make compilations! And, allowing it to play for hours on end without having to intervene is something the R to R does well. Iím not sure what the total playing time is?

    Russell

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    Join Date: Sep 2013

    Location: North Island New Zealand

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    Reel to Reel tape running times are here: http://www.soundabout.net/audio/conv...running-times/

    Lower speed audio fidelity can be improved upon by using a DBX type 1 preferably, or type 2 , I last used reel to reel in the late 1970's a Teac 3300SX

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    Join Date: Apr 2015

    Location: Central Virginia

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    I'm Russell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light Dependant Resistor View Post
    Reel to Reel tape running times are here: http://www.soundabout.net/audio/conv...running-times/

    Lower speed audio fidelity can be improved upon by using a DBX type 1 preferably, or type 2 , I last used reel to reel in the late 1970's a Teac 3300SX
    Thatís a nice reference! And seems that sacrificing a bit of quality can get you 6 hours of playback time, not too shabby. Plenty of time to woo the missus.

    Russell

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    Join Date: Jun 2014

    Location: Chorley Lancs

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    If I play 'I Feel Love' by Donna Summer I have plenty of time to woo the missus, and still have time to put the kettle on afterwards.
    Excuse me, are you the Judean People's Front?

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Densen Beat B400 Plus; Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave2010 View Post
    I'm curious about what you guys do with this kit. Many, many years ago I was involved in using tape machines to record live concerts, and at the time they were perhaps the best way to make live recordings - certainly with the budget we had. Nowadays I'm not sure that I can see the point. For recording off CDs or LPs I just can't see the point at all. Please enlighten me.
    Some people love to see reels going round.
    Same as some people love to see cars going round and round a racetrack.

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    Join Date: Jun 2014

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    I like watching Mrs. Pony's knickers going round in the tumble dryer with my duds in hot pursuit
    Excuse me, are you the Judean People's Front?

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Densen Beat B400 Plus; Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini-1, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    Panasonic 42" plasma, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

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