I think you might talk to Richard Hess on this list, he might have good
insights on this matter and can play the tapes for you.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] 15/16 Recording Speed
Hello, All -
I've run up against an interesting scenario (for us, anyway) and I'm asking
for some feedback from the collective wisdom of this group.
We've been doing a lot of our own digitization, but we've now run across a
reel to reel tape that was recorded at 15/16 speed. It doesn't appear as if
any of our reel to reel recorder/players offer that as an option, so,
obviously, we'll need to send it out.
How common was this recording speed and are there any general assumptions I
might be able to make about the circumstances of the recording (i.e., Were
there consumer-grade recorders available with this speed option? Years it
might have been a popular option?)
Thanks in advance --
Center for Oral and Public History
California State University, Fullerton
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