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Old 02-19-2018, 10:16 PM
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Who is (are?) the "go to" makers of tape these days? A wonderful machine without quality tape would be a waste.
Several -- but I like ATR Magnetics Master Tape - very high quality.

Master Tape 1/4″ x 2,500′ 10.5″ NAB Metal Reel Tape Care Box™ $72.00

They also offer 7 inch for around $26.00 on a plastic reel.

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Several -- but I like ATR Magnetics Master Tape - very high quality.

Master Tape 1/4″ x 2,500′ 10.5″ NAB Metal Reel Tape Care Box™ $72.00

They also offer 7 inch for around $26.00 on a plastic reel.

Best Sir,

Bob
+1 ATR Magnetics is the tape I use as well. They've been offering very nice red reels lately. Looks spanking on the Tascam.
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Here is another R-R that will make it's debut in Munich in May '18: A portable recorder/playback unit, based on the Stellavox SM8 recorder, only 1 speed, 15ips, can handle either 468 or 911 0.25-inch analog tape & pricing has yet to be determined. Limited run.

Designed by Kostas Metaxas of Metaxas & Sins, The GQT Portable Recording Device No 1:





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Here is another R-R that will make it's debut in Munich in May '18: A portable recorder/playback unit, based on the Stellavox SM8 recorder, only 1 speed, 15ips, can handle either 468 or 911 0.25-inch analog tape & pricing has yet to be determined. Limited run.

Designed by Kostas Metaxas of Metaxas & Sins, The GQT Portable Recording Device No 1:





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Amazing looking. I’d like to see more details about it.

With the Horsch House Vapor Deck that almost became real, the Ballfinger offering, and now this... leads one to wonder if the open reel deck is about to be reborn.
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Sexy!!



Dang!! That is sweet.....I need to play Powerball more. Tape is not the issue, $30K is.

Another satisfied ATR tape user here for my Teac X2000R.
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Old 03-15-2018, 01:40 PM
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leads one to wonder if the open reel deck is about to be reborn.
Not to mention the refurbished Mara/MCI machines from Acoustic Sounds, Jeff at J-Corder and a few others.

Definitely opens a ray of hope for R-R enthusiasts. Just wish too as they progress and sales increase, prices settle down a bit.

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It does look amazing.
When will yours arrive Ivan?
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Now that is just plain sexy!

Who makes it and how much?
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Now that is just plain sexy!

Who makes it and how much?
See post 23 too -- no pricing as of yet (Last showing I believe was in Munich last week). Kostas Metaxas of Metaxas & Sins seems to be tweaking the design.



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