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Analog Tape

Analog tape has always been my favorite medium.  So when Greg Beron of United Home Audio and Jim Hannon and Jonathan Valin from The Absolute Sound encouraged and cajoled Yarlung Records to make our analog tape available, I was delighted.  Yarlung Records supports the Renaissance in listening to audiophile tape started by the valiant Tape Project

“Your tapes are, IMO, the best of a surprisingly large lot of brand-new R2Rs, both in sound and musicianship. You, your artists, and your mastering team are to be commended on superlative work….” 
--from a letter from Jonathan Valin

We make tapes individually for each order, so please allow a few weeks for delivery. Each 1/4 inch album costs $200, and contains one reel of tape. Take advantage of a $100 discount if you order all four tapes in each Quartet, using the "Buy all four albums" button.  Your discount will calculate automatically on the checkout page.  You can also special order recordings on 1/2 inch tape for $300 per reel by contacting us.

The SonoruS Series of analog tapes from Yarlung Records is graciously underwritten by SonoruS Audio.

Analog Tape


Mahler No. 5 I
Mahler Symphony No. 5
Volume I


Mahler Symphony No. 5
Volume II


If You Love For Beauty
Volume II


Art of the Sonata
Volume II




Sophisticated Lady I
Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet

Volume I


Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet
Volume II


Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet
Simpler Times Volume I


Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet
Simpler Times Volume II





Smoke & Mirrors
Vanish

Frederic Rosselet
Frederic Rosselet


Antonio Lysy
Te Amo, Argentina


Ciaramella
Dances







If You Love For Beauty
Sasha Cooke
The Colburn Orchestra


Suryodaya
The Coming of Light
Robert Vijay Gupta & Badal Roy


Petteri Iivonen
Art of the Sonata

Smoke & Mirrors
Smoke & Mirrors
Debut







Janaki String Trio
Janaki String Trio
debut

Elinor Frey & David Fung
Elinor Frey & David Fung
Dialogues for 'cello and piano

The Art of the Violin
The Art of the Violin
Petteri Iivonen

Antonio Lysy at The Broad
Antonio Lysy at The Broad
Music from Argentina



While I like analog tape the best, working with tape is not easy.  Tape can be fragile; it can get flaky; it can get sticky.  My favorite tape was made in The Netherlands and was originally known as Agfa 468.  This is a high bias tape with open, transparent sound.  Even though Agfa is no longer in business, other companies have made this tape using the same 468 formula.  Please contact Tim Davis at Recording Data Service for more information.

Trickier even than finding the right tape, is playing it back on properly designed equipment. Record circuitry is relatively uncomplicated.  Playback circuitry, on the other hand, is considerably more sensitive and requires precise and very quiet electronics for music to sound correct.

Fortunately, people like Arian Jansen make superb analog tape playback equipment that sounds wonderful and fits beautifully in your listening room. Arian designed the SonoruS ATR10 with all custom tube output stage electronics and a honed Studer/Revox transport. Available by special order. We are grateful to Arian for creating such fine analog equipment, and for generously underwriting our first analog tapes. I use the ATR10 when I make your tapes.  It is indeed a superb playback machine.

- Bob Attiyeh, producer

SonoruS ATR10


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