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WIU2B
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Post 2006-09-02 10:35   [Quote] 
Here's a little tutorial with sound examples on azimuth adjustment. Essential for all interested in digitizing their tape collection.

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Post 2006-09-02 11:15   [Quote] 
This is just a picture of an azimuth adjustment for a tape on my deck. I adjust the play-back head by rotating the plastic screw with a precision screw driver. I marked the two screws in their factory setup so I will not screw up. Yes that's where it came from folks.

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Post 2006-09-02 11:18   [Quote] 
Thank you, thank you, thank you !!
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Post 2006-09-02 11:24   [Quote] 
well done "h".....a must for everyone doing this work. Idea

please everyone remember that you get out what you put in. Shocked ladies that's not sexist...men wash your minds out.... Laughing

Getting the tape side correct before transferring is ESSENTIAL.

forget how clever youre digital software is....... get the 1st part right, that way it's a pure as it can be, and we all likes pure music... Very Happy lolol

well done "h"

but of course
Thankyou
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                    and thankyou


now back to the job in hand

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Post 2006-09-02 12:15   [Quote] 
Intresting, Thanks!
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Post 2006-09-02 12:29   [Quote] 
Oh, yes, THAT's really interresting !!

I understand some explanation, but if there is somewhere a good bilanguage french traducer, it could be verry helpfull to me, (i can surely find that in the web, but perhaps for french community, a traducted version send here can help ???

So , i know now that the next hoosac92 tapes i will proposing here get more attention again Very Happy
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Post 2006-09-02 14:36   [Quote] 
Much thanx!
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Post 2006-09-02 17:33   [Quote] 
I've always done this. It is very important. Smile

One thing I have noticed is that some newer decks, as on my Kenwood 1050CT, actually have the screw glued in place!! Not a worry.... you can still get the screw to turn some gentle turning at 1st to break the seal.

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Post 2006-09-03 09:48   [Quote] 
nice set of instructions "h" and I agree "jp"..

One extra thing of help in setting azimuth .

Set your monitor to mono it helps using headphones to get a more accurate position of the correct azimuth position.

DON'T Forget though to switch back to stereo when you start the recording process.....yes Ive done that and wasted another 40+ minutes of valuable tape transferral time....lol

Ive actually seen this txt file before on dime and utilise it together with other more detailed txt files.

The Bias/fq/eq settings....on your tape ,if you have one, generally off is best....but do test them out first...and always trust your ears....great design are ears , haven't got a blueprint though I,m afraid.....lol

that's all folks....now back to more of those tapes.

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Post 2006-09-03 09:52   [Quote] 
"Ive actually seen this txt file before on dime"

Sure this is from DIME. That was a clever upload and I thought I do the same here.

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Post 2006-12-26 07:20   [Quote] 
Another way to calibrate the azimuth besides mono in headphones, or more specifically in conjunction with mono and phones, although it only really works on stereo tapes, is a third speaker hooked to only the positive terminals on your speaker outs. It gives a rear 'ambient' channel, otherwise known as OOPS (I forget what it stands for) but I've found it useful to simulate surround sound, hear things in a mix that you wouldn't normally hear, and especially to hear phasing come into focus when adjusting that little screw...
I've worn the teeth out of my old deck's azimuth adjustment screw from changing it so much back and forth!
Keep on tapin' people!
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Post 2008-12-26 14:17   [Quote] 
I just wanted to mention in this thread that the Nak CR-7A The Nak DR-1, and the Nak Dragon all have azimuth adjustment controls. If you feel like retiring your screwdriver.
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Post 2009-10-18 17:45   [Quote] 
Any chance someone could reopen this? Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Complete - Thanks a lot!

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