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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: NAB vs IEC eq Reply with quote

Ok another tape question. I have an Otari MX5050 MkIII-8 machine. The question is do I want to calibrate for NAB or IEC eq on this thing? How do I tell which eq it should use? I will be using SM900 and SM911 tape depending on the project. Thanks Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum!

I believe the NAB is a couble of dB's hotter than the IEC which I would translate into greater saturation, but I'm not at all familiar with the tape your using

I use Ampex/Quantegy 456 and 499 on Tascam and previously on a Fostex

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum!

I believe the NAB is a couble of dB's hotter than the IEC which I would translate into greater saturation, but I;m not at all familiar with the tape your using I use Ampex/Quantegy 456 and 499 on Tascam and previously on a Fostex

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:11 am    Post subject: NAB vs IEC eq Reply with quote

The tape I mentioned is equivelant to 456 and GP9. Its made by RMGI. The 911 is +6 operating level and the 900 has a +9 operating level. They have a hard time keeping the SM900 in stock but always have plenty of the SM911. Fair pricing on all their magnetic media. They have blank reels and pancakes also. Check it out, see link below. Another question to you Stainless. Aren't the channel cards in any machine designed for one or the other EQ standard? According to my manual the channel card is made for one or the other but it does not explain how to tell which one. Somebody out there surely must be able to explain to me how to tell. Thanks for the reply!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at the Tascam manual and couldn't find anything to confirm or deny this... and I've never had this particular machine apart. sorry, no help
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