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    what kind of tape?

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    7" reels seem cheaper. those will run correctly on a 10 1/2" machine right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FALKEN
    7" reels seem cheaper. those will run correctly on a 10 1/2" machine right?
    If it's 1/4" tape then most likely yes. What's the machine you're asking about ?

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    it is a tascam 42. 1/4" tape. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FALKEN
    it is a tascam 42. 1/4" tape. thanks.
    Here are some specs for the 42 from my good friend Rolf's (vintagetx) site:

    http://www.angelfire.com/electronic2.../TASCAM44.html

    "Reel size: 5, 7 or 10-1/2 with Hub-adaptor"

    ~Daniel

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    thanks! much appreciated.

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    The good old 42 -- a respectable machine indeed.

    Daniel nicely covered the compatibility issue.

    Here's a handy tape time chart from Quantegy to use when deciding what you need.

    http://www.quantegy.com/tapetimechart.asp

    -Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck
    The good old 42 -- a respectable machine indeed.

    Daniel nicely covered the compatibility issue.

    Here's a handy tape time chart from Quantegy to use when deciding what you need.

    http://www.quantegy.com/tapetimechart.asp

    -Tim
    Thank you Tim and thanks for filling in where neccessary.

    ~Daniel

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    Quote Originally Posted by FALKEN
    thanks! much appreciated.
    You're very welcome

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    Arrow I find 7" reels of 1/4" tape a "fun format", for some strange reason.

    It's cheaper 'cause it's less linear time, in total, & is on a much cheaper reel.

    The 42 & units like it will handle 7" reels just fine. You must first remove the NAB hub adapters, & you're there!
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    really.............

    so if I use just 7" reels for now I dont have to blow the $$ on the hub adaptors?

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