What's the Latest QUAD TAPE Added to Your Pile? Q8, Q4

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Hi. All

I have been a bit late in showing my new QUAD soft ware, .. family things to do first .. so here they are...
BBQ...

( RCA. APTI-0604 Q8 -Sealed Stephen Michael Schatz )-
( GRT. 406 H Q8 -Sealed Melissa Manchester Better Days & Happy Endings )-
( RCA. OQ8-5002 Q8 -Belafonte At Carnegie Hall )-
( PYE. Y8QP 1011 Q8 -Bob Jackson "Boots`s" The Sax With The Strange Ones )-
( PYE. Y8QDJ-430 Q8 -Vic Lewis Conducts the R.P.O. Film themes -My Way )-
( PYE. Y8QP-1008 Q8 -101 Strings Audio Dimensional Excursion )-
( PYE Y8QP-1006 Q8 -Les Baxtor & 101 Strings Exciting Sounds )-
( RCA. PQ8-1622 Q8 -Sealed The Friends Of Distinction "Whatever" )-

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Just picked these up on EBay. They seemed rare so I snagged them. Then I checked the archives here and it was confirmed. I also picked up a nice copy of MJQ’s “Blues for Bach” with slip cover for something like $15 last night. That was one I have wanted for awhile. Would be willing to trade for the ones I got tonight if anyone is interested:


 

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Just picked these up on EBay. They seemed rare so I snagged them. Then I checked the archives here and it was confirmed. I also picked up a nice copy of MJQ’s “Blues for Bach” with slip cover for something like $15 last night. That was one I have wanted for awhile. Would be willing to trade for the ones I got tonight if anyone is interested:


The Isley Brothers "Live It Up" & The Manhattans "It Feels So Good" are both rare tapes! Great find! 🤩💪🎉
 

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I recently joined QQ. So I have been receiving the emails alerts and thought of this recent Q8 add. It's the only one I have ever seen, only been looking for about a year. $27 (including shipping). I have no idea if I paid too much, market or got a deal, didn't matter at time of buy it now purchase.
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This is the 3rd. time in the last view years I have come across this Quad Reel Tape... John Lennon / Imagine... and the starting price is 198,000 yen. this is about $1,853 US.
So I am passing this on to anybody how has a loss $1,853 US to through at it..
BBQ...


( https://www.jauce.com/auction/w457551344 )

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Nothing too fancy, just the two I won from that seller in Sweden auctioning off a collection. He had some good stuff, too! Isley's, The Manhattans, Musicmagic - a lot of it still sealed and bidding started at $10 /each! Herbie was still sealed. I opened it - and, like most sealed tapes, required a LOT of surgery to make it work again. Luckily, it was near the splice. Fresh splice, new pad, Robert's your Mothers' Brother. My first Herbie Hancock Q8, too! Though I have Thrust and Sextant on SACD.

Funny how technology made a big difference. Both are Dolby Q8's, but the Hancock sounds a bit lifeless with Dolby on, especially the back channels. On the other hand, the Andy Williams tape sounds AMAZING with Dolby ON. Quite hissy with it off, but perfectly quiet and still nice and bright with Dolby on. That was a pleasant surprise.


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Hi. All

I am back in business I have a new second hand computer installed my software dealing with photos haven't configured it yet do latter, so there is a big back log of goods I have obtained..
BBQ......
( King Records. Vanguard. Q4 4CHA (V)--1 =David Album/Joan Baez )-
( King Records. Q4 4CHD-1 =Various Artists Classical )-
( King Records. Q4 4CH-2 =Aquarius Musicals Hit Tunes )-
( King Records. Vanguard. Q4 4CHA (V)-2 =The Amazing New Electronic Pop Sound Of Jean Jacques Perry )-
( King Records. Vanguard. Q4 4CHA (V)-1001 =This is SURROUND STEREO )-
( CBS Sony. Q4 SOTF 42002 J =Vivaldi The Four Seasons )-
( Warner Bros. Q4 WSTQ 2852-QF =Hearts America )-
( London. Q4 PAR J 79160 =The Body And Soul Of Tom Jones )-
( London. Q4 LON J 12707 =Memories Are Made Of Music Ray Martin )-
( PYE 4D Stereo 8track -QS matrix Y8P 41003 =Sound Orchestral Wigwam )-
( Ovation. Q8. Q8118 =After All This Time Bonnie Koloc )-

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The Japanese gold lettering embossed clothbound boxes are special. Are prices high on this kind of stuff, or is it far enough away from the pop and rock titles that good deals are still found?

Joan solo with guitar in quad?
 

bigbillquad

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Hi. All

This is the 3rd. time in the last view years I have come across this Quad Reel Tape... John Lennon / Imagine... and the starting price is 198,000 yen. this is about $1,853 US.
So I am passing this on to anybody how has a loss $1,853 US to through at it..
BBQ...


( https://www.jauce.com/auction/w457551344 )

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This Japanese Quad Reel Tape ......Sold For 230,000 yen that is about $2,132 US.
 

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Nothing too fancy, just the two I won from that seller in Sweden auctioning off a collection. He had some good stuff, too! Isley's, The Manhattans, Musicmagic - a lot of it still sealed and bidding started at $10 /each! Herbie was still sealed. I opened it - and, like most sealed tapes, required a LOT of surgery to make it work again. Luckily, it was near the splice. Fresh splice, new pad, Robert's your Mothers' Brother. My first Herbie Hancock Q8, too! Though I have Thrust and Sextant on SACD.

Funny how technology made a big difference. Both are Dolby Q8's, but the Hancock sounds a bit lifeless with Dolby on, especially the back channels. On the other hand, the Andy Williams tape sounds AMAZING with Dolby ON. Quite hissy with it off, but perfectly quiet and still nice and bright with Dolby on. That was a pleasant surprise.


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I'm just shocked that you can find these Q8 tapes still sealed!!! What the heck? What's going on? Are they somehow lost in someone's attic and then found dozens of years later? Or, were people scarfing up multiple copies of these things back in the day....hoping to sell for a better price? (sounds familiar)!!
 

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I'm just shocked that you can find these Q8 tapes still sealed!!! What the heck? What's going on? Are they somehow lost in someone's attic and then found dozens of years later? Or, were people scarfing up multiple copies of these things back in the day....hoping to sell for a better price? (sounds familiar)!!
@Quad Linda has finally decided she can let go of a few, from her overflow :smokin
 

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I'm just shocked that you can find these Q8 tapes still sealed!!! What the heck? What's going on? Are they somehow lost in someone's attic and then found dozens of years later? Or, were people scarfing up multiple copies of these things back in the day....hoping to sell for a better price? (sounds familiar)!!
Well, it could just be from people who collect. I still have a few sealed tapes in my collection like Sergio Mendez and Graham Central Station. I haven't opened them because, in all honesty, I'm not too interested in the music. But also that there are multiple conversions floating around of those titles. However, I've had other sealed tapes, like the Herbie Hancock, where I *WANT* to hear the music. I scored a sealed Steve Miller/Joker Q8 years ago for like, $20.... I opened it! But let's also not forget that my Quad hobby also spills into my car hobby. I have a Quad player in my Gremlin and in my Javelin. So, when I drive them, I take some Q8's with me. Eventually, I want to put another Quad Player in my Hornet hatchback. And since it's a well-optioned hatchback, it has a flat floor in the hatch area. I'd like to set up a display with as many of my Quad tapes it can haul, and with as many advertisements about Quad that I can find. :) It'd be a neat display at a car show.
 

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Well, it could just be from people who collect. I still have a few sealed tapes in my collection like Sergio Mendez and Graham Central Station. I haven't opened them because, in all honesty, I'm not too interested in the music. But also that there are multiple conversions floating around of those titles. However, I've had other sealed tapes, like the Herbie Hancock, where I *WANT* to hear the music. I scored a sealed Steve Miller/Joker Q8 years ago for like, $20.... I opened it! But let's also not forget that my Quad hobby also spills into my car hobby. I have a Quad player in my Gremlin and in my Javelin. So, when I drive them, I take some Q8's with me. Eventually, I want to put another Quad Player in my Hornet hatchback. And since it's a well-optioned hatchback, it has a flat floor in the hatch area. I'd like to set up a display with as many of my Quad tapes it can haul, and with as many advertisements about Quad that I can find. :) It'd be a neat display at a car show.
You have a Gremlin, Javelin and Hornet? I am SO incredibly envious.
 
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