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Old 28th March 2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Has anyone measured the output signal of the playback heads on a Tascam 42B or 52 reel to reel tape deck? I think the output from these playback heads are low, but I don't really know. Any information anyone can provide will be most helpful. Thank you all so much.

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Old 28th March 2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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Normally you would need a known tape of known flux density to determine the output from a head.

I can't see any reason for the output to be low tbh
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Old 28th March 2013, 01:15 PM   #3
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Good morning Mooly,
Thank you so much for your quick reply. I was told that the playback head signal from a Tascam 40 or 50 series was about 30 ohms. I thought that was very low, but then I don't really know

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Old 28th March 2013, 07:29 PM   #4
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That does sound very low (off the top of my head) but I couldn't really quote any specific figures to you. I would have imagined nearer 300-600 ohms at a very wild guess.
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Are you looking for signal output level from the head as you ask
- or measuring the resistance as you quote?
Signal level is in mV - not ohms.
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Old 28th March 2013, 09:47 PM   #6
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Good even and thank you all for your comments. While I understood some tape deck playback heads have a higher output than others, I wondered if the playback heads on my Tascam was high, moderate or low output? I thought someone could comment because of their own personal experience. Thanks so much.

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