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

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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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