- Mar 16, 2016
- Suffolk UK
Those measurements are pretty decent for a machine of that type. Distortion is decently low, below 1%, and frequency response flat to +-3dB. Noise without Dolby noise reduction pretty much as expected, although it depends what the flux on the test tape was that sets the 0dB point.Those measurements shows that this deck is not even in hi-fi region. Is it poor maintenance or industry standard ?
It could be improved by immaculate line-up, but that would have to be done pretty much every time the machine is used for recording.
Not surprisingly, I gave up with analogue tape as soon as digital recording became available.