On 5/18/2014 6:12 PM, Jan Myren wrote:
> I would like to ask you if there are any big differences of using a 2 track
> rather than 4 track reel to reel machine?
> I use a 4-track Revox B77 II machine now and see that there somtimes pop up
> 2 track machines for sale at acceptable prices.
> Is there any options to consider 2 track/4 track?
> Should I own both of them?
> Hopes for response from you!
Using the same tape, with both machines set up properly, the 2-track
will have about 2.3dB better signal-to-noise ratio; no other major
differences. On the other hand, most 2-track cconsumer recorders will
run at 15 ipw, 2hidh most 4-track machines won't, and there are many
advantages to 15ips vs. 7.5 ips -- better mid-frequency headroom, much
better high-frequency saturation performance, lower distortion at a
given level, lower modulation noise, etc.