1. No idea about Super 150, but your suspicion may be correct.
2. The only way I've been able to ID Singing Squealing PR-150 is by
playing it. A while ago, all the PR-150 I saw would squeal, now I have
seen many reels which played fine.
3. Most of the cassettes I do are NOT name brand, and even those which
are, generally are not Scotch, but I do not recall much of an issue with
reasonable market level 3M/Scotch, though some early 1970s lower-end
tapes were quite dropout prone.
4. Ampex 370 may be one of the tapes that will respond to baking if it
goes stick-shed, but I would not bake before attempting to play it--you
might wish to try it on an easily cleaned machine first.
If you wish to provide feedback, I'll try and add them to the list.
On 2014-06-16 6:25 PM, Shai Drori wrote:
> I am going through an archive that has many different formats and types.
> Some of these reels and cassettes I have never worked and so I'm trying
> to gather info about their expected condition, so that I can prepare
> proper playback.
> 1. Sony super 150 - looks like a fancy box pr-150.
> 2 Sony PR-150. Have played many in the past, some played fine other sang
> the squicky blues. Any clues to identify which will be the singer?
> 3. Scotch XSii chrome cassettes and SX and CX normal cassettes? Any SSS
> or other problems?
> 4. Ampex 370 120 minutes tapes. Look from the 80's. I have never seen
> these before and I am dreading them.
> Any info or help appreciated.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.