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Full track playback with two track heads

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Waltzingbear:
have you received it yet and had a chance to try it?

I am concerned that it won't be sensitive enough to see the detail of the channels at 350nW/m

Cheers
Alan

cvandyke:
I did receive it but haven't had a chance to try it. I'm in the process of moving and somehow misplaced it. Grrr. I'll report back when it turns up.

High and Outside:

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--- Quote from: cvandyke on April 18, 2018, 09:19:05 AM ---Another question about this general subject: is there a reasonable way to determine if a tape labeled "mono" was recorded as full track or two track mono? The tapes I have so far are labeled so it's clear but it seems likely I'll face this issue in the future.

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The only way I can think of is to use one of those magnetic viewers--

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I should have mentioned the more obvious way: play the tape on a 2-track head and see what comes out of the right channel. If the original recording is full track mono you'll hear the same program on the right channel as the left.  If it's half track mono with nothing recorded on the other half, that's what you'll hear on the right channel: nothing. Or practically nothing. If it's half track mono with another program recorded after flipping the tape over then you'll hear that program backwards on the right channel.

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