Tape prices

Michael K

I just listed a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta on ebay and checked the original 1963 list price: $15.95 for a two-reel 7.5 ips set. I did an inflation check to see how that translates into 2020 dollars: $136.

It's an excellent tape - fully auditioned - but am thinning out my collection, and selling off tapes I rarely, if ever, listen to.

I should add that some of those early Ampex-duplication London tapes - made from UK Decca masters - sound really good.