Hey if you really want to go vintage I have an Chicago-Webster Wire recorder that still works, with the original microphone. Oh the fidelity. Adriano ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ben Torre" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 6:04 PM Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Looking for vintage open reel tape machine > At 05:55 PM 3/10/2009, you wrote: >>In my opinion, a Nagra IV represents THE golden age in analog recording. > > No arguments there. > >>Through the 1980s, NPR engineers often used them (and even more frequently >>their mic preamps) when making studio recordings. > > Didn't you guys also use the Philips MD-series boards back then?