I am reposting this because it was rejected by the evidently absurd criteria
of redundancy that 'rules' this list.
It happens (at least to me) too often. This contains useful information for
ANYONE who might need NOS audio heads
of various formats. IF it is again rejected, then I will desist from trying
tio share information with this list: instead
providing information only to specific posters.
Nortronics is no longer manufacturing heads, but a meaningful supply of them
in NOS condition is available from JRF
magnetics. John French purchased that inventory about a year ago. By
fortuitous circumstance, prior to that
sale I'd purchased what I was told were all of the remaining 8 track repro
heads. My intended use for them is in my
"AG440W": not to play tape.
However, one could be rather easily installed in a spare 440 head ass'y for
the purpose of playing such tapes.
Whatever wear the heads would endure playing tapes (that of course had been
extracted from their housings) would
be virtually nothing was compared to what wire does to them: especially be
cause they are the harder than usual
JRF is located in Greendell, New Jersey. Their phone #s 1-973-579-5773.
Their fax #'s 1-973--579-6021. They have a website.
Art (Shiffy) Shifrin