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Passing of an audio technical genius: Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby, inventor of the Dolby Noise Reduction (DNR) to minimize tape hiss, and created further innovation in audio processing for movies, died last Thursday at age 80. Here’s a nice article from the Wall Street Journal: Dolby’s Passion Led … Continue reading

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Renaissance for Cassette Tapes?

I’ve posted about analog reel-to-reel machines making a niche comback.  Here’s a Wall Street Journal article about a revival of cassette tapes.  Now I’m happy to admit that I love my Tascam 122 MK III cassette machine – it’s a … Continue reading

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Audio Tape Comeback?

. You knew it was a matter of time before audio tape made a comeback.  The folks at Bottlehead (respected tube amp kits) are refurbishing 1/4″ (and 1/2″) reel-to-reel tape decks, outfitting them with high end bearings, improved tape path, … Continue reading

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