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    Are there sonic differences between tape transports?

    I know that a studio machine won't come with a 4-track head. But I may be able to replace the record head with a 4-track playback head
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    Are there sonic differences between tape transports?

    Having owned both, did you notice any sonic differences between the Ampex and the Studers, differences that you would attribute to the transports rather than to the electronics?
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    Are there sonic differences between tape transports?

    Sorry, I should have specified. This machine will be primarily for playback. In fact, it might have to be for playback ONLY. For I want it to be able to play all my tapes, including old 2- and 4-track prerecorded tapes from the 50s and 60s. So I may need to replace the record head with a...
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    Are there sonic differences between tape transports?

    Thanks, I appreciate the response. But I'm skeptical of answers based on theory. Theoretically speaking, you might think that all high-end turntable should sound the same so long as they rotate at constant speed and isolate vibrations. But we know from experience that that isn't true. Similarly...
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    Are there sonic differences between tape transports?

    I need advice. I want the best system possible for playing reel-to-reel tapes. Currently I have the Technics RS 1520 tape deck with Flux Magnetics heads and a King/Cello tape preamp. Eventually I met upgrade the preamp to something like the Doshi or the Merrill. My question is this. Focusing...

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