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Old 12th Jan 2018, 3:25 pm   #5
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Default Re: Chrome Reel to Reel Tape?

Maxell and TDK brought out a number of reel to reel formulations in the late 70s that were related to their cassette formulations. These were intended for the domestic hifi market rather than studio use. They needed above average bias to give a flat response and some Japanese machines were set up to provide this, but they worked well with less bias, giving a bright sound which compensated for the limitations of domestic recorders. They were particularly good at lower speeds, as you would expect from formulations developed for cassette use.
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