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Improved Magneto-Optical ¼" Audio Tape Player for Preservation.

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This improved ¼” audio tape player features a multi-track magneto-optical reader to reduce preservation cost through speed, adjustment automation and compatibility. The benefits of this 32 channels head, connected to a digital signal processor, are high speed capability, compatibility and automatic detection of any number of audio tracks, real time automatic adjustment of the best digital playback azimuth and filtering of crosstalk and partial track erasures.

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Scott Dorsey
Scott Dorsey

Comment posted March 29, 2019 @ 15:52:02 UTC (Comment permalink)

Whatever happened to this?  Linearity of this sort of method would seem to be poor, and I can't imagine low distortion audio would be possible.  But wow... being able to see a 2D image of the track structure has so many uses for archive work.  Was one of these machines ever built?  Is it in use today?

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