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RE: recording only one side in 1/4 track config

These are designed for audiophiles who only have 1/4 track (or four-track) playback capability. As mentioned, there should be no audible crosstalk between left and right channels.

I have review copies of Analogy 003 in both the 1/2 track 7.5 ips and 15 ips versions. Playing these with a 1/4 track head compromises the right channel, where the narrow head falls slightly off the track. Analogy's intent is to provide tapes optimized for any playback deck.

Album 003 - at 7.5 ips - sounds very good; the musical program (Erskine Trio Vol. 2) is very satisfying and the reproduction excellent. It's taken from a multi-track high-resolution digital master, mixed directly to two-channel tape. In that regard, it would be interesting to hear an A-B comparison between high-res digital playback and tape playback.

Edits: 03/16/16

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