[h=2]When is the last time you saw one of these? [/h]An 8-track cassette...
But...but...how the heck to you actually align the 8 track player...?
AFIK...doesn't the head move in an 8-track to play the different tracks on the tape...?...or do I have the backwards, and it's the transport the shifts the tape...?
I'm sure Corey knows!
He's taken just about everything that spins tape, apart at one point or another.
Sure, the head moves, so not only is there angular alignment, there's lateral alignment, though I don't know if that's adjustable.
'Beats will know but I am sure 8track head just moved 'once' and it was a 4track stacked head so you could have tracks 1/2 or 3/4 SNAP! 5/6 or 7/8?
Come on guys - it's not that ancient history. 8 track - endless loop with a foil at the point the end meets the beginning. Passing the insulated guides trigger the head to move up one notch, then at the end it move up again, and again, then finally drops down to the starting position. The head assembly had the usual azimuth adjustment that tilted the head. The mechanism was surprisingly reliable.
The mechanism was surprisingly reliable.