Sorry for coming in late on this thread.
However, I Beta tested Capitol's entry into the professional tape
market in the mid 70's. It was actually quite good when it was
introduced, compared well with Ampex 456. About a year or so into
production, the tape had shedding problems and it killed their meager
market share. Virtually all of the Capitol tape I have run across in
the last few years has gone SS.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
Quoting "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>:
> Hi, Steve,
> My recollection back in the day (70s, 80s?) when Capitol bought out
> Audio Devices/Audiotape was that there were new formulations with
> the Q number. I have seen some of this back-coated tape go sticky
> shed like many of the other brands.
> I am not aware of a listing for Audiotape/Capitol (nor
> Ampex/Quantegy) like we have for 3M and IG Farben/Agfa/BASF at the
> AES HC website.
> On 2014-09-08 5:50 PM, Steven Smolian wrote:
>> I just obtained a bunch of sealed tapes, "Auduiotape Q19 by Capitol. High
>> Quality/ Low Noise. Cushion-Aire w. Backcoating 1.0 mil polyester.
>> I've never seen this one before, and have 15 or so each of 5" and 7" sealed
>> boxes of it I'd like to describe in an Ebay listing. Is this a repackaging
>> of an Audiotape product with a different product number?
>> (also known as Steve Smolian)
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> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.