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Brian
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Tube, or SS?
07/07/14 at 23:23:31
 
I see that some of the open reel machines have vacuum tube circuits  http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1007/g36hr4.jpg
Revox G36

Around what year were the machines changed to solid state?
Is there a movement out there to convert SS machines to tube?
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Steve Deckert
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Re: Tube, or SS?
Reply #1 - 07/08/14 at 19:47:32
 
The change started happening in the mid 60's.  The first years of solid state were hatefully bad.  By 1969 it started turning around and getting pretty good.  Ironically, at least from a pro tape machine perspective, the transports themselves were pretty crude until the 1980's which is when transports became logic controlled.  So when you look at old tape machines, the tube ones are going to sound better much of the time, but the transports will be more likely to damage the tape... it's a trade off like most things Wink

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Re: Tube, or SS?
Reply #2 - 07/09/14 at 08:18:19
 
Thank You, Steve.  
Converting the newer machines to tube circuits sounds like a niche industry for someone who was feeling industrious.
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