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Old 18th Oct 2020, 9:17 pm   #22
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Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Default Re: Sound Belle reel-to-reel heads

Rim drive if designed well didn't produce much wow even on music. The Stenorette was one example and the Philips dictation machines another. The later Philips mini cassette was also rim drive. I have an old Stenorette which only has speed issues now because the rubber parts have hardened over time. The older valve based Philips dictation machines using 3" reels in a cassette were particularly well made in my opinion.
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