Modified vintage multitrack used for critical SACD classical transfers

Soundmirror has taken delivery of a custom playback deck specifically designed for A-D transfers of vintage classical analog master tapes for re-release on SACD.

Based on a Studer A80 VU transport, the machine utilizes custom two- and three-track headblocks from JRF Magnetic Sciences and five channels of Aria Reference Series electronics from ATR Services.

John French of JRF Magnetic Sciences, coordinated the overall Studer customization process, supplied the new Flux Magnetics heads and fitted them to the headblock assemblies.

Five channels of playback electronics were included to allow switching between three-channel and two-channel tapes without recalibration of electronics.

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