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Re: [ARSCLIST] 30 vs 15 IPS EQ - was One Inch, two track master tapes- 15 or 30 IPS

Hi Lou,

It's great that a high end dealer contributes to the list. We need feedback from those that are retired, in the recording business, and rely on those that appreciate good music and are willing to pay what it takes to hear good music from great gear.

My 67 years old bones have made a few recordings in Richmond, Va. Sue and I hauled my Ampex 351-2, Peluso 2247 SE mikes and Atlas 11Ft stands to a few venues and are pleased with the recordings we made, all orchestral at the University Of Richmond.

I've had an Ampex 440 C machine fitted with new Flux MS heads that I'll be using instead of the 351. I've been told numerous times I need to chuck the analog tape machines and go digital. I've hired a few lummoxes to cart the machines in and around Richmond and they're all licensed to carry guns-- needed in downtown Richmond.

Lou, please send me a shipping address and I'll send you a few CD'S of the recordings I've made. If you have an RTR machine I'll spring for a few reels of tape.

On May 27, 2009, at 7:29 PM, Lou Judson wrote:

I doubt our friend makes recordings, he just want to play back on it. Sad, as there are people who could make records with it!

By the way, I have been trying to find a chart or diagram of the record/play curves for 30 vs 15IPS - can anyone here point me to one online?

I have a client who wants to do half speed transfers at home…


Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio

On May 27, 2009, at 2:24 PM, Aaron Levinson wrote:

An ATR-100 series 15/30 ips 1" 2-track is the Rolls Royce of all mastering decks. The heads may need lapping and I would make sure the thing is biased correctly if you plan on recording with it but that baby is insane. I would say the Studer may have it beat on machining of parts but from a sonic standpoint that is just about the finest solid-state beast ever made. Others may disagree but no one will question its place in the pantheon of audio history.

I mated the ATR transport with the legendary MR-70 electronics for a one-of-a-kind Frankenstein that was imho even better, but for a stock machine, unbeatable.


Danger wrote:
I have had a lot of strange machine made in the past but never a 1" 2trk You might want to look up John French and see what he has to say.

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