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! >>> >> > -- 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.