"Chris Mara has single-handedly revived the reputation of the great Jeep Harned's American MCI JH series of tape machines. These have survived in large enough numbers to make a business out of their restoration and the Mara rebuilt machines are top quality, great sounding, easy to keep lined up, and smooth running. We have all been pleasantly surprised that the MCI gear they are based on has lasted so well. They were so much better built than anything made today."
"My preferred method of working is to record basic tracks to my Mara MCI JH 110 1" 8 track then transfer to Protools for overdubs. For mixdown is use my Mara MCI JH 110 1/2" 2 track. With that combination you can't go wrong. Solid machine and a solid support team!"
Fat Possum Records - Delta-Sonic Sound, Memphis, TN
"My Mara Machine MCI JH-110 1/4” is as sonically beautiful to listen to as it is aesthetically attractive to look at. Aimee Mann’s Mental Illness was mixed through my Mara Machine and won me my fifth Grammy. It subtly helped glue the final mix together and added some magical fairy dust. With its unassuming charm and stalwart support my Mara Machine adds the sort of sonic love I’d rather not mix without."