On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, at 11:08:01 -0600, Parker Dinkins
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> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 11:08:01 -0600
> From: Parker Dinkins <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: audio cassettes' hardiness
> on 1/29/04 10:21 AM US/Central, Art Shifrin at [log in to unmask]
>> As the format nopw exists, recording in only one direction would be
>> But as per my original post, full track & two track would be
>> And, such special format cassettes would be substantially compatible
>> conventional players.
> For stereo, the audiocassette format as originally specified and
> licensed by
> Philips called for four tracks to ensure mono compatibility. Unlike
> track 1/4" stereo open reel tapes, with audiocassettes the stereo
> tracks are
> adjacent to each other in one direction.
> I don't know of any full track mono audiocassette recorder.
I don't know if it's a "full track" head, but for years Marantz has
sold a mono cassette recorder, the PMD-101, presumably aimed at the
newsgathering/spoken word/lecture market...
Here is the page describing it, which I suspect means that it is still
produced by Marantz and available to purchase...
BTW, does anyone know if this machine indeed uses full-track heads (I
assume one full mono track in each direction)?
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