Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
ReneCardenas
User Rank
Rookie
re: How It Was: Magnetic wire recorders
ReneCardenas   2/12/2012 10:20:04 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for sharing those recordings, it was awesome to see the passion on restoring those wire recorders. I am very impressed with the audio quality, I would not claim to have golden ears, but I did not hear much flutter or audio distortion as you hear in other "older" mediums. Thanks again

ReneCardenas
User Rank
Rookie
re: How It Was: Magnetic wire recorders
ReneCardenas   2/12/2012 10:15:12 PM
NO RATINGS
Max, I agree with you, it a very interesting retrospect of points of view. Technology evolution makes very interesting turns and twists ;-)

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: How It Was: Magnetic wire recorders
Max The Magnificent   2/10/2012 2:43:39 PM
NO RATINGS
Hi again -- thanks for the link ( http://www.gentweb.co.uk/wirerecorder.htm ) which I just added to the article

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: How It Was: Magnetic wire recorders
Max The Magnificent   2/9/2012 3:13:02 PM
NO RATINGS
Hi there -- no, there's no policy against links -- the problem was that the link I had from last year no longer worked -- if you can email the link to me at max@CliveMaxfield.com I would be delighted to add it into the article :-)

ost0
User Rank
CEO
re: How It Was: Magnetic wire recorders
ost0   2/9/2012 8:35:48 AM
NO RATINGS
I didnt know wire recorder existed either, until a colleague introduced it to me a few years back. Quite facinating. Apparently you found my colleagues story but didn't include the link to his nice images and recordings. I assume some kind of policy prevents you?

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: How It Was: Magnetic wire recorders
Max The Magnificent   2/7/2012 7:53:50 PM
NO RATINGS
Hi Rene -- its funny to think that in the past we would have lusted over the technology of today... ...and now it's today and I'm lusting over the technology of the past :-)

ReneCardenas
User Rank
Rookie
re: How It Was: Magnetic wire recorders
ReneCardenas   2/7/2012 7:42:15 PM
NO RATINGS
Max, I remember playing with an old Zenith spool audio recorder as our first consumer product that recorder family events (circa 1966), and appreciate the value of servo drive electronics that assisted in keeping the flutter to a minimum. It is remarkable that any of this equipment still functional, given that most mechanism rely on friction and rubber mechanisms (which ages very fast) in order to feed and keep the media on track. As a young student considering career options prior to attending college, I worked for AMPEX a audio and Video recorder manufacturer. As a technician doing final test and bias on their 64 track tape recorders, it sure was a niece lesson on audio and servo electronics. By today standards, the audio fidelity is great if not better, but some the mechanical limitations fall short to measure up with modern digital means to eliminate servo variations and other side effects of media drive. Progress has come a long way, but still in pursuit of a more durable media ;-)



EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Feast Your Orbs on My Jiggly Exercise Machine
Max Maxfield
45 comments
Last weekend, I was chatting with my mother on the phone. She's all excited that I'm coming over to visit for a week in November. "I'll be seeing you in only seven weeks," she trilled ...

Glen Chenier

Missing Datasheet Details Can Cause Problems
Glen Chenier
3 comments
It is often said that "the devil is in the details." All too often those details are hidden deep within a datasheet, where you can easily overlook them. When a datasheet reference circuit ...

David Blaza

RadioShack: The End Is Nigh!
David Blaza
120 comments
I'm feeling a little nostalgic today as I read about what looks like the imminent demise of RadioShack, at least as we currently know it. An old ubiquitous cartoon image popped into my ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
46 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)