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The Bias Characteristics of Tape Recorders

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This paper discusses the problem of setting operating bias current so that the ultimate in performance can be obtained from -Long Recording- type tapes, which possess more critical bias-output characteristics than do the standard varieties. The results of a wide survey of commercial-recorder bias are given, and it is concluded that machines should be equipped with provision for bias adjustment.

JAES Volume 5 Issue 2 pp. 76-78; April 1957
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