Stuart, I don't think it would care because the Dragon only looks at the right channel. Please look at the link below. It splits it in half and then does a comparison for maximum HF. Then, for your access copy you fix your problem in the DAW and notate the preservation copy as having that defect which was fixed in the access copy. Martin, You're welcome! Cheers, Richard On 2019-07-26 6:37 a.m., ROBINSON Stuart wrote: > Slightly off topic, but I've come across 2 commercial cassettes in my time that were 180 degrees out of phase, presumably a terrible mistake at some point during the duplication process that nobody noticed, I wonder what the Dragon would do under those circumstances? > > Stuart Robinson > Archival Audio-Visual Technician, > School of Scottish Studies Archives > University of Edinburgh > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Martin Fisher > Sent: 26 July 2019 01:56 > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cassette pressure pads, Nakamichi Dragon NAAC Azimuth Correction with link > > Beautiful! Thanks Richard. This tells me exactly what I wanted to know. :-) > > Martin > ________________________________________ > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]> > Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:57 PM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cassette pressure pads, Nakamichi Dragon NAAC Azimuth Correction with link > > Hi, Martin, NAAC (Nakamichi Automatic Azimuth Correction) as implemented on the Dragon is interesting. It adjusts over a more limited range than the wide ranging field (especially oral history) cassettes that I've had to digitize, so it is not a cure-all. I have Nakamichi MR-1s as well. > > Yes, azimuth drifts along the length of the tape and I often monitor it with Stereotool.com 's display, one for each cassette. I'ave modified my Dragons to be remotely manually adjustable, using an "up/down" > spring-loaded toggle switch. NAAC generally does NOT readjust in the middle of a tape in my experience--although I may have caught it doing it once or twice, it doesn't seem to do it when I'd want it. > > Here is the explainer on how the Dragon's NAAC works (and other things about this interesting machine). > > https://www.dropbox.com/s/ca8ksp4q6gga35k/Nak_dragon_folder.pdf?dl=0 > > Cheers, > > Richard > > On 2019-07-25 12:42 p.m., Martin Fisher wrote: >> I haven't done exhaustive research into Nakamichi decks but if anyone can either point me to something that describes how the azimuth correction works on these decks (not azimuth theory but how the decks actually do the correction) I would be most grateful. I'm very wary of equipment that supposes it can do a better job than a discerning ear and even a modicum of common sense along with (and this is most important) caring enough to do it right. > -- > 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. > The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. > -- 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.