We got a Lanier vw-260 microcassette transcriber. It has a headphone 
out which I run into our patch bay. I talked to the guy at JBR but I 
quickly found out that we couldn't justify the price tag. The lanier 
sounds ok. We couldn't find anything below the JBR machine that might 
have had at least rca outs.
We got the Lanier here:, but it looks 
like they don't have that particular model anymore.

I think Richard Hess just puts the tape into a regular cassette shell 
and transfers it that way.

Hope this helps!

Notre Dame Archives

  At 12:25 PM 3/23/2006, you wrote:
>Searching through the archives just now, looking for microcassette 
>player recommendations,
>and dug up an old thread from 2003 [see quoted text below].
>Does anyone have further (or updated) recommendations regarding 
>microcassette players?
>Something with (at least) one 1/8" output?
>I will be plugging the unit into a mixing board and editing the 
>audio in WaveLab from there, if that helps any.
>As for the JBR mentioned below, sounds nice and all, but I'm 
>thinking something significantly less expensive than "multiple 
>thousand dollars".
>Not cheap, mind you, but a little more on the reasonable side.
>Any help would be much appreciated.
>thanks as always,
>Brandon Burke
>Hoover Institution Archives
>Stanford, CA 94305-6010
>Date:         Thu, 13 Nov 2003 19:10:33 -0800
>Reply-To:     Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>Sender:       Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>From:         "Richard L. Hess"
>Subject:      Re: Help Purchasing a Microcassette
>Comments: To: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>I am interested in this as well. The only answer that I know is the 
>JBR I think it's in the 
>multiple thousands ($7?) of dollars.
>At 02:52 PM 11/13/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> >Can anyone offer me advice on which Microcassette we should consider
> >purchasing. The Georgia Archives has many recordings on the small
> >microcassettes that were popular during the 1970's. The hope is to
> >transfer the content to a more stable medium, so the Microcassette that we
> >purchase would have to have outputs.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Lance Watsky
> >Preservation & Media Specialist
> >The Georgia Archives
> >5800 Jonesboro Road
> >Morrow, GA 30260
> >678-364-3764 (phone)
> >678-364-3860 (fax)
> >
>Brandon Burke
>Assistant Archivist for Audiovisual Collections
>Hoover Institution Archives
>Stanford University
>Stanford, CA 94305-6010
>voice: 650.724.9711
>fax: 650.725.3445
>email: [log in to unmask]