2K Club - QQ Super Nova
- Jul 2, 2003
- in your face
Despite the fact that the Q8 of ATM has a higher DR value, I cannot imagine it sounding better than the remastered BD~A. I had 8 tracks (NOT QUAD) for years and the electronics of those units [unless they were extensively modified] with the tape traveling @ 3/34 ips was hardly anything approaching audiophile and that maddening audible switching between tracks (sometimes in the middle of a song) was intolerable.:yikes
When I had the 8 track deck in my car stolen way back when I breathed a sigh of relief......GOOD RIDDANCE....only to be replaced with a cassette player [travelling @ 1 7/8]!
Digitized Q8s in circulation may well have been transferred using modified/optimized tape decks, including modified reel-to-reel decks, for transfer. I don't think anyone would argue that standard issue 8-track players were any great shakes soundwise.