468 had some issues of shedding and binder failure in the early 1980's.
That said, I liked the sound of 468 much better than Ampere 456... and the
slitting of the 468 was much better.
On Dec 7, 2016 3:23 PM, "Gary A. Galo" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I agree, actually. When I jumped on the Ampex 456 bandwagon in 1978, a
> couple of professionals recommended Agfa PEM 468. I'm kicking myself for
> not listening to them. Especially, since that "stockpile" of 206 from the
> early '70s did not exist.
> Gary Galo
> Audio Engineer Emeritus
> The Crane School of Music
> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
> "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
> Arnold Schoenberg
> "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
> Igor Markevitch
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Baking Tapes and Beyond
> If *I* could do all my analog experiences over again, I would use Agfa.
> Agfa was the only tape the would leave a perfectly flat pack even at high
> speed rewind. And it sounded excellent, better than any American tape, if
> you tweaked your machine for it.
> 468/469 forever!
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> On Dec 7, 2016, at 6:38 AM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > If I could do my analog tape era over again, I'd stockpile enough 206
> from the early 1970s to carry me to the end of it.
> > But, as is often the case, your mileage may vary!