At 12:09 PM 2010-04-29, David Glasser wrote: >I can answer some of the questions raised about Plangent, the need >for specialized replay electronics and heads, and the machine at my >company, Airshow: snip >I've been involved in audio restoration for many years, but am new to >the ARSCLIST, so I apologize if this post is inappropriate. We are >very excited to be associated with Plangent, and I invite anyone who >is interested in this technology to contact me directly, or contact >Jamie at Plangent. Hi, David, Thank you for the post. It is most informative to hear from someone using this. I have been a major proponent of "front-ending" for current or future Plangent Processes processing, but, at the moment, my client base probably would not support the high-end front-end that you have. I understand your excitement and I would be excited too if I was doing this. I think a bit of the negativity might have occurred based on the original posting by a new member of ARSC list whose website lists your firm as one of her PR clients. You and I have been on the same lists since I got involved with this insanity <smile>...I think your involvement pre-dated mine. I have messages in my archive from you going back to Feb 2002, both personal and list-based. I see posts from you on the Ampex and Studer lists when they were at their prime, and a long history on ProAudio. So, welcome to ARSC List and thanks for the posting. Do you have any comments about why the 432 kHz bias of the ATR-100 (and presumably the 400 kHz bias of the Sony APR 5000) is not recoverable? I would have thought at these wavelengths the head might act like the old chisel-pointed steel tape recorder heads instead of a ring head. Cheers, Richard Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.