I vote for the Tascam 122MKIII. I've been using them for years with all
sorts of "difficult" cassettes. It hasn't ruined any of the thousands of
tapes I put in them. It's also built like a tank and easy to maintain.
Yes it's a little on the pricey side, but you do get what you pay for.
Since you're with the NYPL, you can contact Danny Spardella, the Cheif
Audio Engineer at the Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives, Lincoln Center and
he can show you the Tascams in his recording studio, in action.
Chief Audio Engineer
450 West 31st Street, 4th FL
New York, NY 10001
212-563-1999, ext. 135
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On Wed, 5 Mar 2003 14:42:40 -0500 Claudia Depkin <[log in to unmask]>
> Can anyone recommend a cassette deck that will be gentle with old
> potentially valuable cassette tapes?
> Claudia Depkin
> Project Manager, Wilson Processing Project for Performing Arts
> The New York Public Library
> (212) 714-8507