Didn't Ampex,at one time market an open reel/ R2R video recorder/player? Sometime in the 60s,perhaps ?
phillip holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote: We had one of those too. A complete quad extravaganza. JBL L100, huge
Marantz receiver, Garrard turntable. It sounded amazing. I see a
surprising number of those "quad" R2R decks. I've seen more of those than
the tapes for some reason. I work on R2Rs for people and those old quad
decks are popular.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Fine"
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] VHS and Beta (was Re: [ARSCLIST] Longevity)
> the reels were cooler. I borrowed a pile of them, transferred them to
> digital and burned to DVD-A discs. Some of the quad mixes were pretty
> hokey but some were excellent, and the reels were later-era, so they used
> decent tape, had less hiss and no edge warpage. Apparently they were
> premium-priced, so no 3.75IPS junk either. If the quad disk formats hadn't
> been such kludges, the format might have worked, but I think even if the
> mass-market version (grooved disks) worked well and sounded great, there
> just aren't that many people willing to double the size, cost and
> complexity of their sound system. The same wall hit by SACD.
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