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    New analog toy

    Took a little temporary detour from my vinyl, tube upgrade plans and picked this up:

    First recording on RT-909 - YouTube

    Not a good recording from cell phone but it sounds great in person.

    Permanent home will be in built in cabinet behind and below where you see it.
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    Looks and sounds nice. I recently set up a friend's HT and he now wants to give me his Teac reel to reel. It's huge and I don't have a place for it yet but wondering if it be worth the effort?

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    What are you guys going to play on it? Are reel to reel tapes with good music on it able to be found?
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    See the link below for pre-recorded RtR tapes.

    Tape Project Catalog
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    You play. I listen. Enochrome's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeE SP9 View Post
    See the link below for pre-recorded RtR tapes.

    Tape Project Catalog
    Ok, there it is. That's a new one to me.

    At $300 an album, I'll stick to LP's, and go on vacation instead.
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    Well you wont see me paying $300 a tape(though I would love to pick one up second hand).

    There are plenty of used tapes available, I've bought two this week for less than $10. I've heard that stuff from the 50's and 60's sounds really good if it was taken care of. I also have a few 10.5" reels of music I mixed in the studio in the early 80's I've been dying to hear again.

    The main use will be to record albums onto tape. I can get 90 minutes of quality sound per side and the 909 has auto reverse so I fan listen for three hours without changing anything. I can also do mix tapes by genre of my favorite songs.

    Nice to have especially when you have people over. Plus its fun and it.looks cool with the reels spinning and the blue lights glowing!
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    Made that last post from my phone, was trying to use a different smiley and ended up with two bass players.

    To expand on the post above, think of being able to write down 3 hours of your favorite songs and put them in any order and everything stays analog. Nothing digital, nothing sterile just hours of analog sound with no interruptions.

    When I used tape in the studio I knew I would like to own a tape deck someday. Took 30 + years but I got one!
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    Music Hall 7.1
    Jasmine LP 2.0 MKII
    Goldring 2400
    Pioneer RT-909 Reel to Reel
    HK AVR 327
    Energy RC-10 L&R
    Energy RC Mini CC
    Energy RC Mini rears
    LG 60PS60 Plasma
    LG 50PS50 Plasma
    Magnavox BR player

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajaed View Post
    Made that last post from my phone, was trying to use a different smiley and ended up with two bass players.

    To expand on the post above, think of being able to write down 3 hours of your favorite songs and put them in any order and everything stays analog. Nothing digital, nothing sterile just hours of analog sound with no interruptions.

    When I used tape in the studio I knew I would like to own a tape deck someday. Took 30 + years but I got one!


    Aahhaaaa! Now I get it!! No digi!! All analog all day long. Yes, brother!!! I too think they look freakn awesome and it beats a crappy coffee table book I need to get one, but how do you know if all the tidbits are working and such?
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    I keep being so tempted to get a reel to reel machine. I think lacking a third tape loop after my CD burner and cassette deck already have claimed the two I have is keeping me from making the leap. But that looks awfully nice sitting there. Have fun.

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