On 2/10/2013 2:54 AM, Shai Drori wrote:
> the history goes like this. BASF sold the tape devision to Emtec who
> later sold it to RMGI. I don't know if it's the same plant or a
> different one that was copied exactly or just a totally new plant that
> makes tapes according to the old formulas. There is a big difference in
> the approaches. If it's the same plant and just a re brand you're in
> good hands. If it's a different plant that copies the work flow exactly
> you should be fine, but it it's a totally new plant that only uses the
> old formulas then it's a good question to ask how are these tapes
> compared to the old BASF ones. I have never used RMGI so I can't tell
> you, but the old BASF and EMtec tapes were great.
The RMGI tapes were made in a different factory from the EMTEC tapes,
but using the same machines, mostly run by the same technicians. Scott
Dorsey in his review of RMG 468, did the ultimate nasty test: he spliced
a length of the new stuff in the middle of a pancake of the old stuff,
then made a recording. He reported that the transition was completely
I can report very good results recording on RMG 911.
Unfortunately, a few months ago production was transferred to a
different factory, in France. (The previous factory was in either
Nederland or Belgium.) I haven't heard any reports about the newest RMGI
tapes, and I don't know whether they're making 468 there.