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Audio Cassette Level Calibration Test Tape

Audio Cassette Level Calibration Test Tape
Cassette Level Calibration test tape similar to Teac MTT-212N
 
(5 reviews)  

SKU TESTTAPE2
Weight 0.10 lbs
Our price: CAD$10.00
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Brand new test tape for checking the playback levels of your cassette decks.

Specs:
- 315 HZ, 0 dB tone (IEC PRAGUE 1981 Spec)
- Simulated to produce results like the Teac and Sony test tapes.
- Recorded on reel-to-reel duplicator
- Level tolerance: +- 1.2 dB

Notes
This test tape is recorded in stereo quarter-track mode, not full track. It is not 100% accurate because of potential head height misalignments. The results when used with 4-track machines will vary a bit due to a different head configuration on those machines. It will not work for 6 and 8-track machines. This is an amateur tape for quick checks, not a pro laboratory-grade tool.

 

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Greg B
Aug 12, 2018
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Does the job and gives a good reference at the specified level and frequency.

It's not a multi-frequency, multi-track tape, but you're not buying something massively complex, your'e buying a single tone at a set magnetic flux to calibrate from. This is what you want.

When you've got a reference you know is calibrated independently, this allows you to set your 'zero', and from then, you can build and cross-reference from other external sources.

There's test CD's you can burn, then get a level from that to check against, then test against other machines. CD's are good as they're fixed and self-checking.
Pitch-check against the level from them, then adjust with a speed tape on your tape deck, and also the RMS output at 0dB on the CD player and then your tape machine. Build inwards, and backwards.
You'll need to be dilligent and methodical but you'll get there.

Join a forum like www.tapeheads.net or www.stereo2go.com and contribute and learn from the expertise there too.

Don't forget the tape speed/pitch calibration tape too. I'd recommend the both of them.

Good luck, and I hope my personal view helps you make a choice to your advantage. I'm not paid for this review nor do I receive any inducement of any kind. I'm a journalist by trade.

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Marco Castro
Oct 28, 2019
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Works as expected. Great Service
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Diego Ramirez
Apr 11, 2019
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Perfect item. Very good seller. Fast shipping. All perfect.
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Gary Dalmadge
Feb 17, 2019
This customer purchased the item at our site.
I just finished using this and the speed calibration tape to calibrate one of my decks.

It worked perfectly. I highly recommend both tapes.

One reviewer of the speed calibration tape mentioned a great website to get service manuals on your equipment. I'll repeat it here:

hifiengine.com

You do need to create a free account to download the manuals, but I have not seen any misuse of my e-mail address.
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James Jones
Sep 28, 2018
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Best deal you will find on a tape of this type. Performs well!!
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