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Design Criteria for Digital Audio Tape

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General construction and requirements of all magnetic tape are reviewed. Differences between the recording of analog and digital signals are discussed as they pertain to the magnetic medium. The pecularities of magnetic tape suitable for recording of digital information are examined. Particular emphasis is placed on dropout testing and total tape surface integrity as a function of the interplay of track spacing and recording format.

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