I don’t understand why people keep comparing the UHA tape deck to a Studer A80/820 or ATR 102 it’s like comparing a car to a pickup truck, if you like tinkering, tweaking upgrading or fixing up your tape deck then a UHA is not the deck for you, the UHA is easy to use set up the way you want with a warranty, but if you tweak it or take it apart you would void your warranty, it’s not the deck for the DIY audiophile hobbyist, I have a stock Tascam BR-20 and I think it sound great just the way it is (some will disagree) and if it can be proved to me it would sound better with outboard preamps I would do it, but if you just want to play tapes from Tape project and others the UHA deck I think would be the one to get, Greg you should also mention the great digital counter readout that the Tascam BR-20 (UHA) has with track memory storage and auto play that tape decks like Technics and most other older deck don’t have. PS I would love to own a Studer or Ampex to tinker with.
isn´t this discussion rather pointless?
UHA buyers wouldn´t consider messing about with big Studers
and Studer owners wouldn´t for the sake of their life give up their love affair with theese mechanical beast/beauties
different priorities, different markets
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I haven't heard UHA decks/electronics in the same system and room with any Studer; . . . [/QUOTE]
Literally no one has heard both machines in the same system.
Mono and Stereo - Senior Contributing Reviewer
turntable: Thorens Reference (to come); tonearm: SME 3012R (to come); cartridge: ZYX Universe Premium X-SB2 (to come)
tape: Studer A820 Mk II
preamp: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 power supplies (ordered); amplifier: VTL MB-750s
speakers: Gryphon Pendragons (ordered)
cables: MasterBuilt (not yet ordered); power: Benjamin Electric subpanel; JPS in-wall wire; Furutech NCF outlets; room: 20' wide X 25' long X 14' tall; treatment: ASC Tube Traps and Tower Slims; tweaks: Shakti Stones