> Of course not, but with good tape recorders going for pennies on the dollar
> on eBay, someone with a collection should be able to find something more
> appropriate to play the tapes and then capture them in another
> medium--especially if the tape is disintegrating and this will be the last
> time it will ever be played.
> I am frustrated when I see archives use substantially sub-optimum equipment
> for transfers--and I'm talking in general here and not singling out a
> specific archive.
Good point! Once a person has paid the initial outlay of a hundred
dollars or two, it takes just as long to make a copy from an APPROPRIATE
machine as an INAPPROPRIATE one... :)