ECS-1 – R. Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra ~ Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Reiner

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Monte Fullmer August 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I have the ECSD-1 (displaced) of this Sprach/Reiner (recorded March 8th 1954) on original open reel. Word has it that these displaced releases were duped in real time from the edited master-being one step before the production master for the LSC-1801 release. The initial mono LM-1801 release came from a single mic U-47 pickup 15 ft above the podium and captured on RT-12 full track mono recorders with tape speeds at 30ips.. I took a two head recorder and modified it for displaced playback since the head spacing were the required 1.25inch apart between tracks. The playback is outstanding with major depth and clarity. This reel release, esp the displaced version walks all over the LSC-1801 and the VICS-1265 release of the same recording in fidelity and quality.


Monte Fullmer August 18, 2013 at 4:04 pm

(EDIT: whoops .. got the catalog nos. wrong: it be the 1806, not the 1801)


Matt Fisher August 20, 2013 at 7:12 am

So, Monte, were the later releases (i.e., picture boxes instead of text boxes) not duplicated in real-time? My copy of ECS-1 is a picture box, but it still beats the vinyl.


alc777 June 1, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Hi, this is the 1st time that I heard that there was a displaced version of tapes, can you shed some more light on it or where can I find more info about it? Thanks.


dino February 19, 2017 at 10:20 am

good morning
I’m looking for all living stereo reel tapes 2 track
do you sell them? where I can find them?
thank you


Kerry Brown March 19, 2017 at 6:58 pm

I have 39 RCA Stereo Classical 2 track tapes – if you like I can send you a price list.


alc777 June 1, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Hi Kerry, I’d like to have you list if they are still available. Thanks.


Kerry A. Brown June 23, 2017 at 11:31 am

Keep an eye out! I will be selling my RCA 2-Tracks and some very rare EMI Columbia and HMV 7.5 i.p.s. 2-Tracks on U.S. Audiomart very soon. Will eventually sell off all those tapes, more Classical 2-Track tapes on various labels and many hundreds of London, Mercury, RCA and 4-track tapes on other lables like DG and Vanguard, my username on U.S. Audiomart is ‘hornbaffled’ (I like horn speakers). I also be selling lots of RCA pop titles.


valerio June 29, 2017 at 5:11 am

hi Kerry, very excited to have a look at your tapes on audiomart!!!

marmil August 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm

It appears that is undergoing “renovations” at this time. Is there any way to see a list of what you are selling?

marmil August 13, 2017 at 5:20 pm

Hi –

I would like to see a list of what is available. Possible?


Kerry A. Brown February 12, 2018 at 5:49 pm

Sorry it took so long but I have just started listing RCA 2-Tracks on Discogs, along with 15 rare EMI 2-Tracks – only two ads for EMI Columbia titles are posted so far. All the tapes will be listed eventually – will take me a week or two. I have also posted a list with prices on the Yahoo reeltapes discussion group – you will need to join the group to see it.


Kerry A. Brown March 9, 2018 at 3:13 pm

Visit my store on Discogs to see a list of 100 audited 2-track and 4-track Classical reel Tapes for sale on EMI HMV, EMI Columbia and RCA Living Stereo-Orthophonic labels. They are all from my personal collection and all have been TESTED and evaluated for sound quality.

I am trying to make Discogs a better market place than eBay to buy audiophile reel tapes and LPs.

I will soon be listing my RCA Shaded Dog, London Blueback and Mercury Living Presence LPs.

Later I will add London STS, RCA VICs and Mercury Golden Import records.

Thanks to the website owner for letting me post these notices and thanks to any interested browsers