Tape, tape, tape, and Ki Choi

garylkoh

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WBF members interested in getting into tape, or just curious what this "ultimate analog format" sounds like won't want to miss this next meeting of the Pacific Northwest Audio Society.

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 - Ki Choi: Reel to Reel Expert

Ki Choi is the foremost expert on reel-to-reel tape machines and their restoration. He owns over 40 working tape machines and countless non-working ones from Studer, Nagra, Ampex and others and is the man behind the restoration of many of the machines owned by audiophiles around the country. Ki lives in the Puget Sound area and will be taking a break from his day job as a nuclear scientist to visit the Audio Society.

Ki will focus his discussion on explaining how someone who's new to tape can get started...the best machines to start with, how to operate, maintain and calibrate the machine, etc. Of course, we'll also spend some time listening to one (or more) of Ki's machines and some of the best tapes we can come up with from his and the Puget Sound Studios' collections. As many of you know, reel tape is arguable the highest form of analog sound. Though it's not easy to find or inexpensive, high-quality tape is a purist audiophile's dream. Expect some of the best sound we'll have all year.

As usual, the club's reference playback system comprising the Genesis I60 tube amplifier and G7.2f loudspeakers will be used.

For more information: http://www.audiosociety.org

Thursday, September 12th 7:30pm
Mercer Island Congregational Church (basement)
4545 Island Crest Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

All are welcome.
 

MylesBAstor

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That will be a real treat!
 

RogerD

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WBF members in the Seattle area are so very lucky.....Ki is the best and his passion for tape, I can't say enough.
 

Peter Breuninger

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Please have this video'd, I'll edit the raw video and post it and push it our there. A simple tripod set up, with mic on the camera (don't want a lavelier unless you have a boom for the audience) with lots of light on the subject and none behind the subject.
 

Mike Lavigne

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i was at Ki's place last night, and told him i could not make it for this event. i would have liked to be there.

i'm hosting a WBF member from Austin on thursday night for a listening session so will miss the meeting. we will listen to some tape for sure.
 

jazdoc

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Grrr....working the late shift and going to miss this!:(
 

Asamel

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Yes, video please!
 

Asamel

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"NorthStar said: "The room totally sucks though, with that very ugly and distracting ceiling. ;)"

Bet it still sounded great!
 

garylkoh

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I'm sorry that I missed it too. My daughter's just got into Middle School, and last night was her school's curriculum night. I thought that it would last an hour or so and I would have made it albeit a little late..... but by the time we finished Ki would have had to talk for 3 hours for me to make the last few minutes.
 

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