LPs and analog magnetic recording media cannot get viruses. Before we got our twin Sony cdrw units for a home recording studio for my wife's 12-string guitar composing, we followed a friend's well-intentioned advice and got a Marantz dual-well cassette recorder. It has push-button motorized tape head engagement and is ultra-high quality. I am glad we got it for the features it offers. There is an inevitable slight background hiss that the analog but computerized Marantz cassette deck cannot eliminate, which the CD recorder is totally free of, giving a superior signal to noise ratio from the CD recorder. I have wondered if there is an electronic music processor that could eliminate this without compromising signal, but don't know anyone who can tell me about this and I can't afford to buy stuff just for experimentation. A huge reel-to-reel unit will hold a mostrous amount of recording time. It can take a long time to rewind one, whereas the cassette deck is a pop-in/pop-out affair. I do wish I had the bucks for a reel machine and a nice supply of reels. They had tube innards, which sound 'warmer' but can be an expensive parts problem. I heard the last reel manufacturer was quitting the business. Surely someone will pick up where they left off. I recall the 1 mil tape was best, whereas half a mil tended to be too thin for its own good. That report about CDs going bad over time is a bit worrisome. Possibly home-burned CDs would do that sooner than factory ones, which are made with much more powerful lasers. Did someone say cdrw's are more long-lasting or immune to this problem? Oe6 GaryLetC-at-aol.com |24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx| wrote: > > In a message dated 2/8/05 12:30:14 PM Central Standard Time, > chizotz@xxxxxxxxx writes: > > << Gee, I hope my response isn't overkill :) >> > > No, very interesting. A lot of that, I already knew---just hadn't > seen it put together as comprehensively, before. Gary > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. > > > > -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.300 / Virus Database: 265.8.6 - Release Date: 2/7/05 For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.