What about the old high speed duplication machines? In the 80s I
worked at a duplication plant that had Ampex 300-size decks to record
onto cassette tape that was then loaded into shells. I'd be surprised
if nobody has ever modified one to play back cassette tape...
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Sep 18, 2008, at 2:54 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
> A last note about cassettes. The narrow tape does not give some of
> the problems that wider open reel tape has, but controlling the
> head location is also a problem. The cassette shell adds a whole-
> nuther set of variables. Nobody has ever made an open reel player
> for .150 tape, have they? Oh, that little Nagra. What was its
> tape width? .125 or .150? But that thing would probably cost as
> much as a luxury car now if you could find it. Maybe some of you
> who have worked more with cassettes than I have (I HATE them) can
> recommend machines that have more sturdy and accessable adjustments
> than the usual crap, and some that retract the pressure pad.