2019年8月9日 星期五

W&F measuring data for NAB Isolator - It does improve W&F of your recorder a lot!! - 抖動率改善

Best position on supply reel based on measuring data if only one isolator used
        Thanks for Giorgio's support on measuring W&F difference between Revox plastic type NAB adapter and my Studio Alchemist NAB Isolator!
        Report here.
        The result is quite promising.  Studio Alchemist NAB Isolator can reduce W&F at least to half.
        W&F average (Revox/Studer plastic type) = 0.0292%
        W&F average (Revox on supply and S.A Isolator on take up) = 0.0259%
        W&F average (Revox on take up and S.A. Isolator on supply) = 0.0132%
        * For detail measuring conditions, please refer the report above.
Studio Alchemist NAB Isolator

2019年8月8日 星期四

ATR-100/102 head direct out cards available from ATR Service

Head direct out card for Ampex ATR-100/102 by ATR Service
        Ordering two pairs of cards from ATR Service.  They were designed to directly replace the factory audio cards in slot 1&2 to have head direct out signal.
        Sure, then you need to have external tape preamp to handle the signal.  A Doshi V3.0 latest version is under-preparing for this purpose.  Can't wait to hear them!!
Card with ~2m cables
Legendary Ampex ATR-102 tape recorder

2019年8月6日 星期二

World only one Fetron preamp by Oriole Audio, Taiwan - OSA FETRON-1 Preamp

Made by GOLD..... Cost no object component then, Fetron
        It seems a perfect solution for preamp?  300V operation voltage, 100 years lifetime, less heat, no microphonic effect, higher gain, ultra low noise..... Perfect combination of solid state and vacuum tube characters?

        I had chance to hear this unique and probably world only one Fetron preamp design in friend's place and the sound quality immediately catches my attention!!  Soundwise, this little magic does recall my memories of best sound from both solid state and vacuum tube designs I had heard before!

Point to point soldering and special selected components
and, of course, no negative feedback
        Since Oriole Audio can found very limited NOS Fetrons and matching pairs are required, only very limited quantity of Fetron-1 preamp can be produced.  And I am waiting for mine now to work with my huge master copy collection!  Stay tuned.........
OSA Fetron-1 preamp
        Some reference link for Fetron:


2019年7月4日 星期四

World Reel to Reel Master Tape Records Shopping Guide (2019/7/5 Updated) - 全世界那裡在賣母帶級的盤帶唱片?

        World R2R master tape records shopping guide updated for new comer and some mis-linking presented in last post.

        * 2019/07/05 Update for Zavalinka Records, Reel to Reel Tape Russia, SEPEA Audio,   Studio Volta Recordings, Mascara Quartet, Delmark Records, 2xHD and Clef and Note.

        Australia
           Master Tape Sound Lab

        Austria
           Horch House (EnterTape) (Closed)
           Quinton Records

        Canada
           2xHD

        France
           Base2 Music

        Hungary
           Tone-Pearls Records

        Italy:
           Analogy Records
           Clef and Note
           Fone Records
           Hemiolia Records
           Open Reel Records
           TRJ Records
           Studio Volta Recordings

        Japan
           Kamekichi Records 龜吉音樂堂
           DA Music

        Netherland
           STS Digital

        Russia
           Zavalinka Records
           Reel to Reel Tape Russia

        Slovakia
           SEPEA Audio

        Slovenia
           Mascara Quartet

        Sweden
           Opus3

        Taiwan
           貝岡朵音樂藝術 Bel Canto Musicale

        UK:
           Chasing the Dragon (Newly Updated!)

        USA:
           Analogue Production
           Delmark Records
           Groove Note
           IPI (International Phonograph Inc)
           The Tape Project
           UltraAnalogue Recordings
           Yarlung Records

2019年5月12日 星期日

30ips Direct Master Copy by BelCanto Musicale of Taiwan Pianist Teng-Kai Yang - Chopin Sonata, Op.35 on Fazioli "Marco Polo"

One of kind - Custom Fazioli "Marco Polo"; Neumann KM-56c were used for recording
        This is 30ips live recording of Chopin piano sonata, Op.35 by Taiwan Pianist 楊登凱 on custom Fazioli Marco Polo grand piano!  It is also the 4th SASIMI direct master series of Bel Canto Musicale.
        Since it was recorded at 30ips, Bel Canto now can offer 30ips or 15ips master direct copy and the quantity will be limited to 20 sets as usual!  I think this 30ips version will be very few examples of officially master tape recording in the world and they are definitely the best format you can buy at this moment!  By the way, based on recording engineer/producer Alfonso Huang, 30ips is the only way to capture the real dynamic of this custom Fazioli and bring it to your audio system.
        As I known, at least 10 sets were sold.  Order and contact soon: hongjen@bc-musicale.com

Heavily modified Studer A807 runs at 30ips
Recording gear
Beautiful and only one existed - Fazioli "Marco Polo"

2019年4月14日 星期日

3rd Master Direct Tape Recording Released by Taiwan Bel Canto Musicale - Live recording of Smetana and Dvorak's piano trio

Two Schoeps Mk2s were used
        Here comes with Bel Canto Musicale's 3rd Direct Master Series of all analogue reel to reel tape recording and direct master copy for the best sound.  They are limited to 20 sets.  Each set contains 2 10.5" metal reels and price is about 550USD plus shipping.
        One reel for Smetana Piano Trio No.3 and one reel for Dvorak Piano Trio No.4 "Dumky", Op.90.
        Please contact for details and ordering.
Studer 962 and A807 Mk2 (both highly modified)



2019年4月10日 星期三

New Tape Reproducer by Thorens!! TM-1600

Thorens TM-1600 new tape reproducer
        It will appeare in Munich 2019.  Great news for all RTRphiles in the world.  Technically, it is baby Ballfinger.
        Actually I like it is reproduce only since you can get purist sound from master tape.
        Bravo! 100 pieces will be produced in 1st production run.