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Old 11-16-2016, 11:53 AM
Fenshaw Fenshaw is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5
Slow times

Originally Posted by TriPolar View Post
It wouldn't have difficult in 1959 to record slower or play back faster.
I was doing a lot of recording in those days. Almost all of the reel to reel recorders had two speeds, 7.5 inches per second (IPS) and 3.25 IPS. If you were recording voice, or something low fidelity you would use 3.25 to save expensive tape. If you wanted higher quality you used 7.5. There were even machines in the high end with a 15 IPS setting when price was no object. I had a court reporter's recorder that had a 1.75 IPS so the reporter wouldn't have to change tape during a long session.