At 01:55 PM 2008-01-07, Eric Jacobs wrote:
>On Monday, December 31, 2007 1:08 PM Richard L. Hess wrote:
> > The A810 didn't fare as well in a shootout with the Studer
> > A80RC as I had hoped.
>Is there any report from this shootout? For example, what do
>they compare and how was the test conducted? Were the tests
>qualitative or quantitative?
The shootout compared sections of two master tapes (15 in/s Dolby A)
played on three different machines:
A810 with Trafoless output cards
APR-5003 with wideface Applied Magnetics heads
The files were labelled A B Cn
The listeners did not know which file was which machine.
The A80 won with the half dozen or so listeners.
The APR won with one listener on one of the two selections
The A810 did not win with anyone.
Care to try the test?
The next test will be to make head cables that will permit the A810
electronics to be used with the A80 transport and vice-versa. This
would permit us to better isolate the electronics-vs-transport question.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
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