Capital Audiofest 2011
Jonn Atkinson Editor of Stereophile was a surprise attendee
at the Capotal Audiofest this year. Looks like the show is catching on!
John was interested in the UHA R2R story, said he has been wathcing what we've been up to.
John writes on the Stereophile web site, "Listening to a Decca orchestral recording of Suite Espanole,
I was reminded how good analog tape playback could be.
Even a mono Thelonious Monk cut from 50 years ago sounded fresh."
UHA R2R Project CEO Greg Beron answers John's numerous UHA-HQ tape deck questions.
United Home Audio
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By: John Atkinson• Posted: Jul 09, 2011•
As well as listening to hi-rez digital files on the MBL system, I auditioned 15ips open-reel tapes from the Tape Project on a much modified Tascam recorder from United Home Audio. UHA's Greg Beron (that's Greg's hand in the photo) replaces the heads with low-impedance ones sourced from the company that supplies Abbey Road Studios in London, wired with single-crystal cable and silk-dielectric caps. A UHA machine costs $8000–$17,000 depending on the level of work the customer needs, and the machine is lined-up to be compatible with Tape Project tapes.
Listening to a Decca orchestral recording of Suite Espanole, I was reminded how good analog tape playback could be.
Even a mono Thelonious Monk cut from 50 years ago sounded fresh.
Attendees speak out about the show, thanks for all the emails:
Here are just some quotes from seven emails, names not included of course.
1.) "Never heard an open reel tape deck before but lawdy miss clawdy it was good."
2.) "Not only the best sound at the show but the best sound I ever heard, period."
3.) "Can't afford it but also can't deny it was the best."
4.) "Couldn't believe the tape project jazz tape you guys played, just off the hook."
5.) "When you told me that you recorded the tape from vinyl I thought you were joking."
6.) "What scary dynamics, what perfect toneality, it was like a live performance at any volume level."
7.) "If I closed my eyes I couldn't tell where the speakers were at all, unbelievable,
sorry if I kept coming back so often."
Mike Allen & Greg Beron of United Home Audio with Jeremy Bryan MBL North America
United Home Audio will be in the Warhol Room
located on the main floor of the Crown Plaza Hotel Rockville Maryland.
3 Research Court
Rockville, Maryland 20850-3212
Phone: (301) 840-0200
United Home Audio will be teaming up with the new MBL North America, a new subsidiary of MBL Germany.
We have a number of surprises planned for the event plus a typical
UHA jaw dropping assault on high end sound. You won't want to miss this event!
The MBL sound has amazed both audiophiles as well as reviewers and magazines all over the world with
the phenomenal lifelike sound the system is capable of. But to hear this amazing system with analog is going to kick it up to a
level one must experience.
First time anywhere events not to miss:
1.) We will also be showing the all New Graham Phantom 2 Supreme tonearm, the first time it will be seen at any show.
2.) The new UHA-HQ Phase9 Reel to Reel deck will be debuted at the show.
3.) Tape Project tapes from Series 3 will be played. A special compilation provided by Paul Stubblebine, thanks Paul!