The explosive growth of the prerecorded tape market has placed unprecedented production burdens on manufacturers of music-on-tape. The techniques used to produce reel-to-reel copies in moderate quantities are simply inadequate for high-volume duplication to the casssette and cartridge formats. The combination of production requirements and the critical nature of narrow track, short wavelength copies has created the need for a new generation of tape duplicating equipment, which is the subject of this paper.
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