KNOA A Selection of KNOA Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape
Each Opus 3 Reel-To-Reel Tape is made upon
order and is ready to ship in approximately 21 Days!
This item not eligible for any further discount offers!
Limited Production Run of only 50 Copies Worldwide!
Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape!
Exceptional Audiophile Sound as close to the Original Master Reference Quality
Opus 3 Records Offers Analogue Copies From Original Analogue Masters!
Master copies of Opus 3 analogue recordings! The shortest and best possible
signal-path, without any conversions.
The current Opus 3 catalogue contains 50 titles which have been strictly
analogue recorded and preserved. To cater to the needs of people for whom only
the best is good enough and demand the ultimate in sound perfection we now offer
open-reel master copies of Opus 3 albums.
All tapes are copied 'by hand', track by track, where all Mastering corrections
are made with meticulous calibration and control.
A modified Technics RS-1500 for playback of the master tape, which has also been
used for all of our re-mastering for SACD of our older titles. This tape
recorder is world renowned as one of the best for playback. However it is
specially modified to achieve the best possible quality.
Telefunken Magnetophone M-28 for the recording of your copy. This tape recorder
has been used for the recording of all of Opus 3's master-recordings since 1978.
which we used for many years was Agfa PEM-468 which is no longer manufactured,
however the RMG Studio Master SM-468 produced in the Netherlands has 100%
Speed: 38 cm/s (15")
Playback EQ: IEC (CCIR) 35uS
Over many years Opus 3 has from time to time been asked to offer Analogue Tape
Copies. At the end of 2014, the first copies were sold in Sweden and the
response was overwhelming.
When Opus 3 Records creates an Analogue tape copy, it is always a One to One
Copy where, for example, no analogue sub-master is in between, in order to make
it as good as possible with no added distortion, noise and wow and flutter, etc.
The drawback is this process takes a lot of time, because all the tracks have to
be copies one by one which is the reason the Analogue Tape are high. Because of
the way this is done, production is limited to a maximum of 50 pieces. The
upside to this process is you are guaranteed to have the best sounding Analogue
Unconventional innovative folk music, excitingly and unusually arranged in
original compositions. Three guitars, violin and double bass and a complete
Three acoustic guitars, two string instruments, sometimes lots of percussion
with tremendous impulses and fantastic colors; an exciting combination of
instruments, with a variety of characters and volumes, KNOA has a sound all its
own and moreover, a highly idiosyncratic music which falls both within and
outside familiar genres. Harmonies, time signatures and rhythms are continually
changing and always intertwined with the melodies. An unusual brand of crossover
* Reel To Reel Master Tapes do not include cover art
• 1st Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from the Original Master Tape
• Limited Production Run of only 50 Total
• Analogue Tape Copies from original analogue masters
• Two 10.5" Metal-NAB-Reels
• Playback EQ: IEC/CCIR (35uS)
• 2-track, 1/4" at 38 cm/s (15")
(subject to change)
1. Desolate Fields
2. The Circus Tune
3. Gentle Loops
4. Soft Rainfall
6. Shall We Dance?
7. The King
8. Unca's Flight
10. Number Nine
11. The Waltz
12. Cocktail in the Garden
13. You and You and All of Us
15. The Day Before