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Old 9th Jul 2019, 10:32 pm   #8
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Default Re: Schaub Lorenz 5001 Music Centre

Originally Posted by ricard View Post
What really surprised me was the lack of wind or rewind function accessible by the user. So, say you want to record a 20 minute programme and you've got 5 minutes till the end of the tape, then you'd need to play the tape for 5 minutes so it auto rewinds, then stop it, select an unused track, and press record (so that the machine doesn't start auto rewinding in the middle of the programme).

And it's not practical to listen to a track to hear if it's unused, as by the time you've concluded that that is in fact the case, you've played at least several seconds at least into the start of the tape for that track, and you can't go back, as there is no rewind.
Pressing stop initiates the rewind. Also if a recording is ended before the end of the track an audible tone is recorded which later tells the machine to automatically rewind and advance to the next track.

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