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    TSR-8 MRL tape

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    Well, Im finally looking into purchasing a MRL tape for my Tascam TSR-8. Problem is, Im not sure what type I need. I have found this... MRL Analog Multi-frequency Calibration Tapes 1/4" thru 2"
    And Im thinking I can just get the "1/2" 15 IPS IEC 8 Minute 355 nWb/m MRL31J429" or the NAB version. I just dont know which. Anyone have any good info?
    I own: Tascam TSR-8
    Tascam M-1600 mixer

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    You want the IEC equalization.

    I'm not completely up-to-date on the subject (then again, what does "up-to-date" even mean in connection with reel-to-reel tape decks?), but I am under the impression the best choice for that deck is the 31J229 - 250 nWb/m, rather than 355, i.e. with 456 levels, rather than GP9 or other +9 tapes.

    You no doubt already have it, but the best source for product info is:
    MRL Calibration Tapes

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    This isn't "official advice", just my personal experience.

    I bought the 355 nW/m IEC MRL tape for my Tascam 48 and set up the deck for 0VU @ 355nW/m. It somewhat eliminates a section of my dynamic range but that's fine for what I'm doing.

    You can always get the 355 tape and set up the deck for +3VU @ 355nW/m, to set your deck up for +3 operation as recommended by Tascam.
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    I have read my manual a little bit and found that they actually give a part number for the tape. TEAC-YTT-11442 And it does say IEC. I could have sworn I saw a link on one of those sites where you can enter the old part number and they will give you the new part number...
    I own: Tascam TSR-8
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    Are you saying that because you set your recorder to 0VU with the MRL tape that is why you think you lost some of your dynamic range? Or something else? I was planning on setting mine at +3 or +6 possibly.
    I own: Tascam TSR-8
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