I toyed with that idea long time ago after seeing the elcaset mechanism. The problem is that all cassettes will need to have an opening made before the mechanism can pull the tape out. After that it's really a breeze. Couldn't think of a market for such a gizmo.
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On 26 ביונ 2012, at 16:55, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> An interesting machine would be a cassette mechanism up top but instead of a capstan drive, the tape would be pulled out the middle of the shell and put in a little isolated-loop drive, Technics style, with the heads inside the loop. I would think, if you had really good guidance on top of the loop, you could keep the tape very stable in the loop. Better still would be a way to adjust the two pinchrollers so you could vary the tension/wrap on the heads. Cassette tape is so thin, that should be a way to guarantee good head contact.
> Probably not worth rigging up such a beast for lowly cassettes.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shai Drori" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Monday, June 25, 2012 2:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cassette Tape Playback issues (was Free - Cassette tapes)
>> C are actually easy if you have patience, and I guess you do. I think your points are well. I would like one that is playback only with no additions in the tape path. Manual azimuth adjustment, etc.
>> בתאריך 25/06/12 5:03 PM, ציטוט Richard L. Hess:
>>> Hi, Shai,
>>> This is an interesting question. Yes, the Naks work well most of the time with C-120s, but I am seeing/being asked about enough oddball cassettes with issues that I think I need something else. I'm looking for something that will expose the head/tape interface during repro.
>>> The things I am seeing are:
>>> (a) Tapes that were recorded stretched (width ~ 100 mil vs 150 mil standard)
>>> (b) Tapes that wind into a cone and jam in the shell due to differential stretching
>>> (c) Tapes that have folds in them that people would like me to try and recover from
>>> I've had success with 1/2-inch and 1-inch acetate 4- and 8-track tapes that were horrific
>>> with a hand-held velour pressure pad which was very effective.
>>> I turned down cassettes in (c) because I didn't have an out-of-shell playback system.
>>> I am also evaluating a more compact and cost-effective approach: the Sony APR-5000QC <smile>. I have a few spares of those around <smile>.
>>> On 2012-06-25 4:11 AM, Shai Drori wrote:
>>>> Isn't it only for QC of pancakes? Sounds like too much trouble and risk. What about your Naks, they give you trouble with c-120? Mine work like a dream.
>>>> בתאריך 25/06/12 2:54 AM, ציטוט Richard L. Hess:
>>>>> An A80QC is one option, but expensive and big and has some of its own issues.
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