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Re: Wanna hear what TAPE sounds like?
Reply #150 - 03/01/18 at 05:32:57
 
This is fantastic news Steve!! I'll reach out to the next in line to get this back going again.

Palomino, you were the current holder of the machine when it went belly up and I know you never got to give it a proper test drive. Would you be interested in giving it another shot? Ill be getting back to a 2 week rotation so if you have time over the next couple weeks to run it again, and post some commentary, then the machine will be back in your hands. No biggie either way. If not, I will go ahead and reach out to the next tour member.

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I concur. Tried it both ways and with the tube pre-amp, it was across the board better.
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Reply #151 - 03/01/18 at 11:52:54
 
Thanks Jeff, but I think it best that the tape machine not re-enter the CDApS vortex.
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Reply #152 - 03/01/18 at 15:57:28
 
Grin  Understood!  I'll check to see who's next up.
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Reply #153 - 03/05/18 at 19:35:55
 
It's ready to ship, I just need the next name and address.  send to steve @ zenamps.com
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Reply #154 - 03/06/18 at 15:37:44
 
Just waiting to hear back from Bottlehead if he is ready and willing to take the tape rig at this point in time.  As soon as I confirm who it is that will be receiving the gear, Ill fire off an email with the shipping details.
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Reply #155 - 03/07/18 at 05:34:58
 
Hey Jeff,

PM sent, thanks for the heads up.

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Reply #156 - 03/20/18 at 02:53:27
 
To all on the tour. I received player and vhs tapes safely today!
Gonna do some listening after dinner.
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Reply #157 - 04/03/18 at 06:40:37
 
Hey Acetone/Neighbor,
Hows the listening going?  Sorry for not checking in sooner, but I was out of town the last week.  

It takes awhile to absorb everything and to gather your thoughts.  I played all of the tapes 3 times straight before even attempting to form any opinions.  I then played each tape, one-by-one, while taking my observation notes before compiling them at the end.   I tend to be systematic so as to not become overwhelmed and discouraged/demotivated.  There is a LOT to listen to and while enjoyable no doubt, it can become a bit much when critically listening.  

Most importantly, have fun!  This should be an enjoyable and hopefully enlightening experience.  

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Reply #158 - 04/28/18 at 02:11:08
 
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Reply #159 - 04/28/18 at 16:51:34
 
Hey Jeff,  

I've listened to the Palamino and hat band tapes mostly. Both are very, very nice. A warmth that I believe can only be had with spinning vinyl in my system. I have the Eva Cassidy - live at blues alley CD and can say that the tape stomped it....absolutely!! The player is just a bit noisy which is the only issue I had during softer passages of music. Unfortunately I have no LP's or Streaming to compare to the tape. But, other reviews have covered those format comparisons well.
I have the player packed and ready to go (did you get my notice?). Seems a few on the list have, for various reasons, backed off leaving me with the player for some time now.
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Reply #160 - 04/28/18 at 17:03:09
 
Hi Ace,
Thanks for the update and no, the last message I received was when the equipment first landed at your place.  

I will reach out to next in line and see where it goes next.  Once I get confirmation, I will send you over the shipping info.

Thanks!
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Reply #161 - 05/02/18 at 18:41:25
 
Boxertwin is next up!  Equipment will be on the way via Acetone.  The tour lives on!

For any of you on the list who deferred due to bad timing, let me know if when you are ready to be re-activated on the list.  At this point we are all caught up so whoever gets added/re-added will get the gear after Boxertwin.
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Reply #162 - 05/08/18 at 17:11:27
 
Tape tour-Pelican case is on it's way to Boxertwin.
Departed Monday! Enjoy!
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Reply #163 - 05/09/18 at 03:41:01
 
Great to hear Ace!  Thanks for getting that shipped off and hopefully it was a fun journey.  At some point, you will hear the real deal with my SonoruS tape rig.   Smiley
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Reply #164 - 05/09/18 at 15:02:02
 
Jeff,  I look forward to hearing your new speakers, the RtR and the enhanced ZMA2! Let me know your next free day and I will try to make it happen!
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Reply #165 - 05/20/18 at 16:51:35
 
I received the Pelican case with tape machine in good apparent shape a few days ago and have tried many things to get it to play to no avail. After trying different tapes and every possible combination of buttons, can't get it to rewind or fast forward more than a couple of seconds. PLAY will light up on the display and some hiss starts but no matter, it will only engage for a second or two before shutting down (as if at end of tape). Very frustrating..........  Any input or advise is welcome from anyone that knows this machine. Samsung VR8460.
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Reply #166 - Yesterday at 06:32:24
 

I now understand that Father Murphy (of Murphy's Laws) was a dissgruntaled wannabe audiophile who was both intellecually and finically challanged and couldn't afford a tape machine so his scortch-the-earth campaign to make audiophiles miserable just because his stereo sucked and he couldn't admit it...  what an ass.  I'm sure UPS isn't helping matters any but that just suggest he probably worked for UPS after getting fired from a stereo store.

The only thing I can suggest at this point is if you have access to another VHS try it.  Even I can't overcome the super natural while I'm living, but this little ass better have an exit strategy after I die.

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