The recording department at Drexel in Phila inherited much of Sigma's
studio.  They have a working museum of machines and the unclaimed tapes from
Sigma's warehouse to use for instruction.  I don't know if they rent time or
expertise, but it's worth a try.

Steve Smolian 

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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] playback/digitization capability for 2-inch master
audio tapes?

On 8/15/2013 10:34 AM, Moses, Laurie Lee wrote:
> anyone know of a vendor who can play back 2 inch audio tape? I don't want
to accession stuff that I can't ever play back....

It's going to depend on the format. I suspect there are several studios in
Chicagoland what will be able to play back 2" 24-track recordings. 2" 
16-track may be a little trickier.