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    Besides the pic of the br20, what was interesting : ) I can't have those beauties, so the pics will have to do. I'm not giving up the LP and cassette just because I have lots of open reel decks and recorders.

    The prices have been inflated, in my opinion. However, having nice gear is its own game : ) I dunno about that last line with flat response ! hahaha It can be flat enough for me, but that's not flat

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    " Set decorator Kate Foster, who will be using several classic Tandberg decks in the upcoming season of the F/X series The Americans, says a R2R is more than just an old tape player. It’s a symbol. "Big tape reels suggests an audio connoisseur with technical skills," says Foster. "You don’t get the same vibe with a turntable. A R2R on the bookshelf means sophisticated and smart."

    Is that right ? Take it from a set decorator.

    My music room 2-track gets 5-inch reels and 15-ips can be good, but what 15-ips music can one buy. The common use was recording ones records.

    There was a secret desire( for me) for tape project tapes when they cost a bunch less, but all along they said a decks amps were the weak link and we need to buy better amps : )

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    Well, renewed interest in the format can help keep these things running into the future, ensure that tape continues to be made, 3rd party part availability and so forth....

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    Ya, the 15-ips in the dining room for diner parties. For the adult Ferris Bueller . Likely, the 7-inch sell better. I don't want heavy spools on my babys. I do have big spools, but it's all 3 3/4 MONO Jazz, or, warmed over Moby Grape. The last new stuff I bought was that Ampex with all the drop-outs : ) I buy the NOS, and then it's mostly cassettes. I should try one new formulation and see how it holds up with Hi-Res digital formats

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