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Is Tape the Ideal Medium for Audio?

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All sound recording media possess limitations in signal-to-noise ratio, frequency range, distortion and economy. Each is characterized by more severe dynamic limitations at the frequency extremes than in the mid-range. the limits of present-day magnetic tape recording are explored, with special reference to slow-speed, high-information-density recording.

JAES Volume 6 Issue 2 pp. 99-101; April 1958
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