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.



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
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.