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

Hi Aaron,

The machine is as new can get. It was delivered to the person I bought it from just a few months ago. It was used to produce one CD and that was it, about 20 hours. It also came with a 1/4 inch 2 track head block that is still wrapped from ATR Services. The ARIA electronics were adjusted for both head blocks. I can't wait to hear the difference between the ARIA electronics and the stock ATR electronics I have on the other two machines.

I believe your machine is the Frankenstein that PMR offers for about $28,000. It's good to know that they're others out there that need a mental adjustment:-)

  regards, ken Fritz
On May 27, 2009, at 5:24 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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