At 09:51 AM 2010-05-13, Karl Fitzke wrote some really neat and useful
stuff that I won't repeat:
That was wonderful. Thanks!
I learned to do manual DAT-head cleaning about ten years ago. I had
put a machine on the shelf and bought another when I thought the
first machine was dead, but it turned out that I had a bad batch of
DAT tapes that shed like crazy--perhaps even sticky-shed. They were
TDK. At the time, it was apparently known.
I switched to first KAO and then Maxell DDS tapes (rather than audio
DATs) for my own recording and never had a problem.
While some say that DAT works well and is robust, I still think we
should transfer our DATs before our open reels, everything else being
equal. I'd much rather fix an open reel machine than a DAT.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
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Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.