AES E-Library

AES E-Library

Magnetic Head Lapping for Professional Tape Recorders

Document Thumbnail

Tape head lapping, or resurfacing, has become an important part of the efficient operation of the modern radio station, recording studio and tape duplicating facility, in that it increases the life of the head, allowing it to operate at optimum performance until it is finally worn completely out and must be replaced. The purpose of this paper is to put aside some of the fallacies about head lapping and to point out the advantages as to increased performance and the saving of money.

AES Convention: Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper as a non-member or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $33 for non-members and is free for AES members and E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

AES - Audio Engineering Society