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Re: arsclist Duplicating casette tapes

Title: Re: arsclist Duplicating casette tapes
Let me reply that DAT is one of the most unreliable storage formats out there, and would not be a recommended media type for this purpose.
-John Spencer
Otari Corp.
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Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: arsclist Duplicating casette tapes

I think you'll get better results doing real-time duplication (or 2x at the most) in a Sony or perhaps Kenwood (I'm not sure of their current models, I have a good older model) or Teac dual-well deck.

We use both a Marantz PMD510 and a Sony TC-WR11ES dual deck for dubbing cassettes. I like the Sony because it has a pause button--we do a lot of copying from multiple sources.

However, you might also consider copying them to CD-R rather than other cassettes.

Or you might consider doing what we do: original recordings on DAT (you can record at 48 KHz on DAT, you only get 44.1 on CD). The material could be backed up to DAT, or captured on a computer.

Barbara Need
Language Labs and Archives
University of Chicago

I use a Nakamichi Dragon for cassette playback and a pair of Sony CDRW33 machines for recording. That will extract as much quality as you can hope for.




At 01:00 PM 8/1/2002 -0500, you wrote:
We are beginning an oral history project and plan to purchase equipment to make reference copies of the original cassette tapes. Is it best to purchase a dual cassette deck such as a Sony or RCA, etc. or are there decks that are best for duplicating tapes that are not manufactured to be part of a stereo system? I would appreciate any advice on this subject.
Melinda Curley
Photo Archivist
LCRA Archives
P. O. Box 220  M016
Austin, TX 78767-0220
(512) 473-3296
(512) 473-3211 fax



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