Now the audiophile has the opportunity to hear the magic that the artist and engineers heard from a studio playback.
Many tape recorder options are open to the audiophile from the consumer grade transports to full studio recorders. Again the best choice is the ATR-102. For the same reason that the ATR102 is the only logical choice for the studio pro translates identically to the audiophile. Being a direct drive with no pinch roller, the ATR-102 is very easy on tapes and our ATR-102 is the lowest wow and flutter deck available. Reproduce noise on our audiophile version is the lowest available and makes a big difference on high quality playback systems.
Unlike all other tape recorders, the ATR-102 is very easy to re-configure for your needs. If you purchase our 1/4″ 2 track version but later discover that you wish to playback or record 1/2″ 2 track format, it is a simple change that takes only a minute to do with the optional head block and tape guide kit. Do you wish to add a quarter track head to playback some of your old tapes from the 60′s, we can simply add that head to existing head block with a switch so you can use it at will.
We can configure the inputs and outputs either single ended or balanced, high or low output levels to match your pre-amp or power amp input sensitivities.
We build a specially equipped ATR-102 for the audiophile which features upgraded internal audio cables and IEC connector terminated power wiring. Audiophile ATR-102′s are supplied in the console-pedestal mount, tabletop or rack-mount options.
Audiophile ATR-100 series can be optionally supplied in any color combination or matched to your color sample.
Any degree of customization is possible. Please call and we can discuss your needs.