There may also be line voltage issues at work here
An old, departed friend used to be Martha
Graham's recording engineer. He carried a box the size of an
Ampex 300 case with transformers within so he could played her
company's dance tapes back powered by the trolly lines in Thailand, etc.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 4:33
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Odd Speed
years ago a friend sent me his reel tape collection of interviews he had made
while doing a religious news show on the BBC. He asked only that I might
convert one or two tapes to cassettes for him. Upon playing the tapeS! I
found they were, in fact, recorded at about 5 ips!
I did the best I could
at the time by increasing the size of the capstan until it came close to c. 5
Evidently some recorders (for radio use???) recorded at 5 ips,
or nearly so. Else, why were there several such tapes?
P.S. The man was Rev. Eric Robinson, and his show was
"Man with a Mike". He interviewed numerous famous clerics and
theologians just after WW II.