Curtis, Mark or I could run this on our A80s for you, if you really wanted the best reproduction. I am amazed at what these machines can do. It sounds as if it's an important LB find--when I listened it sounded like something he would come up with. I grew up with the Symphonic Dances from "On the Waterfront" and "West Side Story" as well as WSS show and film soundtracks. A client, Hannah Frost, Preservation Librarian for Digital and Media Collections, Stanford University Libraries gave me permission to post this quote on my website referring to a damaged full-track 7.5 in/s tape from the 1975 Monterey Jazz Festival that I used an A80 with full-track head to transfer for her: "This sounds superb. Much better than I ever could have anticipated. Thank you! Also, you should realize that this is an important recording. We are thrilled you were able to capture it." It really does make a difference. Cheers, Richard On 2013-04-01 2:39 PM, Mark Donahue wrote: > Also, Machines with forced guidance and static lifters in the wind mode > will exacerbate the problem. This really only leaves the A-80 and A-820. > > All the best, > mark > > On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 3:32 PM, Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> I would also try a wide roller machine for this tape like an A80 or an >> ATR-100. The small rollers and guides on the mx could be aggravating the >> effect. >> Shai >> -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800 http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.