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I had a bad batch of Scotch 207 where the whole box had a defect about 
4-5 minutes in. Fortunately, there was enough lag between my primary and 
backup recorder to cover it, but phew, was that close.

 From that point on, I bought Maxell UD-35 (I was doing live classical 
concert recordings and needed the length).

The Maxell still plays well today.

Cheers,

Richard




On 12/7/2016 16:27, Scott Phillips wrote:
> 468 had some issues of shedding and binder failure in the early  1980's.
> That said, I liked the sound of 468 much better  than Ampere 456... and the
> slitting of the 468 was much better.
>
> Scott
>
> On Dec 7, 2016 3:23 PM, "Gary A. Galo" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I agree, actually. When I jumped on the Ampex 456 bandwagon in 1978, a
>> couple of professionals recommended Agfa PEM 468. I'm kicking myself for
>> not listening to them. Especially, since that "stockpile" of 206 from the
>> early '70s did not exist.
>>
>> Gary
>>
>> ____________________________
>>
>> Gary Galo
>> Audio Engineer Emeritus
>> The Crane School of Music
>> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
>>
>> "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
>> Arnold Schoenberg
>>
>> "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
>> Igor Markevitch
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:
>> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lou Judson
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 3:39 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Baking Tapes and Beyond
>>
>> If *I* could do all my analog experiences over again, I would use Agfa.
>> Agfa was the only tape the would leave a perfectly flat pack even at high
>> speed rewind. And it sounded excellent, better than any American tape, if
>> you tweaked your machine for it.
>>
>> 468/469 forever!
>>
>> <L>
>> Lou Judson
>> Intuitive Audio
>> 415-883-2689
>>
>> On Dec 7, 2016, at 6:38 AM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> If I could do my analog tape era over again, I'd stockpile enough 206
>> from the early 1970s to carry me to the end of it.
>>>
>>>
>>> But, as is often the case, your mileage may vary!
>>>
>>
>
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