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We have all bought prerecorded cassettes that have been either still factory sealed,or otherwise unplayed for years,that have had big,random gaps where the music has been erased.

                      Roger





--- On Wed, 1/21/09, Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] rehousing audio cassettes
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 8:52 PM
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine"
> <[log in to unmask]>
> > Hi Richard:
> > I very much agree with you that all magnetic tapes are
> finite, so anything of value on them should be transferred
> as the clock is always ticking.
> > 
> In fact...I have hundreds of "cassettes"...even
> including a handful of VERY early
> Philips cassettes, bought at the PX in Garmisch, Germany in
> 1967 (when that
> was the only brand available...!). All of them seem to play
> as well as they EVER
> did...! I'm hoping to connect the "Line Out"
> on a cassette deck I own to the
> "Line In" on my sound card...a cheap (and dirty?)
> method of digitizing my
> cassette holdings...!
> 
> Steven C. Barr