Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Unfortunately, Ross Snyder passed on in January of this year. There is
> little doubt that it was Ross who came up with the design and name
> SelSync. At the time, Ampex didn't see the need to patent it.
But they did trademark it! Hence Otari's use of "Sel-Rep" for Selective
Reproduce. By the way, have any of you noticed that the spacing between
the record and play heads on a Otari 5050 Mark III and earlier are the
exact spacing of the 1950s Staggerd-Head Stereo??!!! All ya gotta do is
put one track in repro and the other in sel-rep and play the tape. No
messing with time delays.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]