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Capture 914 and 930 1/4" Tape -Anyone try this new tape

Post by markjazzbassist » Tue May 23, 2017 9:14 pm

https://www.splicit.com/Capture-914-Rec ... cap914.htm

http://www.splicit.com/Capture-930-Reco ... cap930.htm

only available in 1/4" format and looks to be +3db bias tape. i've seen some hifi guys comment on it, but haven't heard any pros check it out. priced reasonably too.

i think it's manufactured by either Pyral or Mulann in France under the direction of the Splicit peoples.

Anyone try this yet?

Pretty wild to see someone else in the tape market besides RMGI and ATR.

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Post by kslight » Wed May 24, 2017 6:53 pm

Well the 930 looks like LPR35, so probably appropriate for 388 use...a few bucks cheaper too.

I have to assume that this is just white labeled from someone else, probably Pyral/Mulann, as you suggested. I would be surprised if it's a special formula made for them, regardless of what their marketing text says.. But either way, I would be willing to try it out if they want to send me a reel to demo...

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Post by markjazzbassist » Thu May 25, 2017 7:10 am

kslight wrote:Well the 930 looks like LPR35, so probably appropriate for 388 use...a few bucks cheaper too.

I have to assume that this is just white labeled from someone else, probably Pyral/Mulann, as you suggested. I would be surprised if it's a special formula made for them, regardless of what their marketing text says.. But either way, I would be willing to try it out if they want to send me a reel to demo...
it's not, i just searched online. Apparently same company that used to make Zonal, but making this tape to Splicit specs. So it's not re-branded.

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Post by kslight » Thu May 25, 2017 8:14 am

Hmm I've never heard of Zonal, but if I had a need for more tape I'd take a swing at it.

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Post by markjazzbassist » Thu May 25, 2017 12:43 pm

kslight wrote:Hmm I've never heard of Zonal, but if I had a need for more tape I'd take a swing at it.
doing more research apparently the company went through a couple iterations.

Zonal then Ilford-Zonal then Racal-Zonal. British made, used by the BBC apparently, they also made 5" tapes for Nagra players (makes sense since the swiss are close by).

Pretty cool nonetheless, +3 tape ala Scotch 206/207 albeit only 1/4"

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Post by jimjazzdad » Fri May 26, 2017 3:51 am

Capture brand tape is manufactured in Australia for Splicit. There were some early reports of QC problems, particularly with 7" reels, but that seems to have been fixed and users report it works well. I plan to order some pancakes when my current stock runs low.
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Post by eh91311 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:36 pm

I went to buy a couple of reels for my 388. Splicit's website had trouble processing my PayPal payment online via my smartphone so I didn't buy. I'm not desperate for tape, I have Quantegy 457 & 407 and RMGI LPR-35 stockpiled that I need to use.

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Re: Capture 914 and 930 1/4" Tape -Anyone try this new tape

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:42 pm

Necro thread but did anyone every try this tape?
Duplication.ca has it at a good price and they're just up the road from me (although I'll be getting delivery with this whole lock-down business). I've been thinking about reviving my Tascam MSR16S for ages now. This might be all the excuse I need.

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Re: Capture 914 and 930 1/4" Tape -Anyone try this new tape

Post by kslight » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:59 pm

Never did try it. I have a fair amount of LPR35 and when I last bought tape the LPR35 was cheaper after shipping than the capture. And my decks are already setup for LPR35.

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Re: Capture 914 and 930 1/4" Tape -Anyone try this new tape

Post by markjazzbassist » Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:17 am

i never tried it, i had a stash of NOS scotch 206 i am still trying to sell off.

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Re: Capture 914 and 930 1/4" Tape -Anyone try this new tape

Post by chet.del » Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:09 am

Any new thoughts on the 914? Hoping to try it on a 440.

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Re: Capture 914 and 930 1/4" Tape -Anyone try this new tape

Post by Burnt Ernie » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:46 pm

Is this or the lpr35 appropriate for my Fostex A8?
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Re: Capture 914 and 930 1/4" Tape -Anyone try this new tape

Post by eh91311 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:48 pm

Burnt Ernie wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:46 pm
Is this or the lpr35 appropriate for my Fostex A8?
Excuse the late response. RTM LPR35 is (*in my opinion) probably best for Fostex A8/R8 reel decks. RTM LPR35 (thinner 911) is closest to old Quantegy 457 and is easier for the Fostex's mechanicals to pull, less head wear. Never used Capture but RTM LPR35 is a better choice. I've used RMGI LPR35 (same as RTM) on my Tascam 388 which is mechanically set up for 1.0mil tape (LPR35).

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