Master tape superiority

I was listening to the 1/2-inch 30ips master tape of one of my favourite albums, and it brought tears to my eyes. Is there so much music left on the cutting room floor between the master and the LP or high-res digital files that we can buy? Considering that this is probably the ultimate tape machine - a Studer A820 master recorder lovingly and skilfully refurbished and tweaked by a master reel-to-reel technical expert - I am looking forward to listening to the 1/4-inch commercial copies.

If you’re a R2R enthusiast, get into the queue at as there is already a back-order for this tape.

Mono & Stereo friend Gary Koh of Genesis Advanced Technologies, Inc.