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Hello,

I’d like to thank everyone who has responded both on list and off. It is great to see several of the same models recommended that we’ve been using in our media conservation labs here at the Smithsonian. These recommendations and considerations are certainly helpful, and we look forward to sharing the results of this project with the broader audiovisual preservation community in late-2022/early-2023.

Much Appreciation,
Dave

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Dave Walker
Audiovisual Archivist​
Smithsonian Institution
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
office: (202) 633-0663
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 220V/50Hz 1/4" Open Reel Audio Playback Decks

External Email - Exercise Caution

The A80RC is hard to beat for this - constant linear tension, a
lifter-free tape path, roller guides throughout, variable speed wind,
and an accessible head face for the application of the last-resort
engineer's thumb!

On 20/11/2021 12:47, Tim Gillett wrote:
> Here is a  slightly different framing of the question: Which features
> in a tape machine are important for  specifically playing acetate or
> other fragile tapes today, and why?
>
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> Subject:Re: [ARSCLIST] 220V/50Hz 1/4" Open Reel Audio Playback Decks
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>   Which is why I suggested the ATR100. I use it regularly for acetate
> tapes.
>
>   On Sat, 20 Nov 2021 at 3:43 Abhimonyu Deb <
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>   > Given the notable list of people who have replied so far, normally
> I would
>   > keep my mouth shut.
>   > However, I do think everyone is missing an important point.
>   >
>   > Dave mentions that the machine should be able to play fragile
> acetate
>   > tapes. The A80’s, 807’s and Otari 5050’s that I’ve worked
> with would fail
>   > miserably here unless I’m missing something.
>   > Abhimonyu Debhttps://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flinkedin.com%2Fin%2Fabhimonyudeb&amp;data=04%7C01%7CWalkerDM%40SI.EDU%7Cd3d4aafe3dc041c8fdbe08d9ac2dcdec%7C989b5e2a14e44efe93b78cdd5fc5d11c%7C0%7C0%7C637730135007578843%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=c5So1k1yvqDnNtBkL6Qpk1IVP%2FwCeiQPzgVqGJzfx54%3D&amp;reserved=0
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>   >
>   >
>   > On Saturday, November 20, 2021, 6:42 AM, James Perrett
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>   > On Sat, 20 Nov 2021 at 00:55, Richard L. Hess
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>   > >
>   > > Long ago, a company I think called
>   > > "DarkLab" in Germany made EIA to DIN adapters out of plastic.
>   > >
>   > >
>   > They still make them and sell them on Ebay. I bought some a few
> months ago
>   > but haven't used them yet.
>   >
>   > James.
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