On 9/20/2014 2:25 PM, Jan Myren wrote:
> Tapes; well I really do prefer to use new fresh RMG LPR 35 tapes that sounds
> really great on the Revox B77 mk2 machine! I also have some Maxell that also
> sounds really good. Guess the deck was adjusted for those Maxell UDXL tapes
> originally? I tape from LP's and CD's mainly.
> I also have a Revox B77 mk2 4 track machine with 33/4 and 71/2 speed that I
> also like to use. This one is in very god condition.
> ALSO, I do sometimes purchase second hand tapes cheap if they are in nice
> condition. If not I trash them and keep the reels and fill them up with LPR
> 35 pancakes! But sometimes Basf, Agfa, TDK and Scotch tapes may also sound
> good on recordings that's not that critical, like Radio broadcasts etc.
> Older tapes, from the 60's, I only use for playback, if there is anything of
> interest on them, like family memories etc.
> What do you think about this?
I think you need to pick one tape, standardize on it, and have the
machine adjusted for it. You mentioned that you're hearing a lot of
hiss; some hiss is normal in analog tape recording, but if your recorder
isn't adjusted to the particular tape you're using, it may have more
hiss than you want.