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The Reliability of R-DAT Cassette Tape

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Following the approval of the DAT Technical Standard in July, 1986, the recorders and the tapes have been sold in the marketplace since the following March. Fuji Photo Film demonstrated the R-DAT cassette tape at the Japan Audio Fair in October, 1986, and brought it to the marketplace under the name of AXIA DA in the same month as the recorders cam to the marketplace. This paper reports the electromagnetic transfer characteristics, durability, and other important features of AXIA DA.

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