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Head Demagnetizer

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Posted on February 15, 2017 at 05:45:18
3db
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Have you noticed a difference with high frequency reproduction before and after use? Is there any documented proof of this working?

 

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I have, but to support my findings..., posted on February 15, 2017 at 15:42:59
kootenay
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Here are some topics regarding on how to demag and whether you need to demag or not to demag your tape heads.

How to demag http://www.soundfirst.com/cleandemag.html

To demag or not to demag http://www.tapeheads.net/showthread.php?t=14447



If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well
(Proverb)

 

RE: Head Demagnetizer, posted on February 18, 2017 at 10:58:52
michael22
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I just demagnetized the heads on my Sony TC-850 to hear if there was any difference. It's very subtle, but I've always noticed a small increase in output and a very slight increase at the high end. (The tape plays both louder and brighter.) Nothing dramatic, but noticeable. I've been demagnetizing heads since around 1960 and have always noticed this effect, particularly after I've been playing vintage tapes for a few hours.

 

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