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Old 01-07-2017, 04:35 PM
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Agfa PER 528

Just had a reel guy on Facebook send me 6 reels of this from Greece. $20 each including shipping! That's actually the backing not the leader! Anyone used it?

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Old 01-07-2017, 09:11 PM
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I have some old master tapes that were recorded on 528 by the studio and they sound terrific. Never recorded on any myself, tho. Seems like very robust tape. I seem to recall reading that it's a little rougher on the heads than 468 is but I'm sure someone smarter than I can comment on that.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:56 PM
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I read somewhere it was a tough tape for studio use.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:22 AM
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PER528 was a studio tape developed in 1980 from what I could find online and is referred to as "the first calandered studio tape" in one forum post. Optimised for 15 IPS and not a known SSS offender. BASF/EMTEC and RMG continued to make it for quite a while.

The backing of German studio tapes was usually light in colour to make edit marking easier.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:19 PM
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Excellent tape!
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:08 PM
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1000m? I thought it was 1.5 mil tape
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:19 AM
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1000m? I thought it was 1.5 mil tape
You think correctly.
On 10,5" reel filled only 780-800m.
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:30 AM
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You think correctly.
On 10,5" reel filled only 780-800m.
Except that's not a 10.5" reel but a 12" DIN pancake in the picture. That explains the length I think.
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Old 05-27-2017, 10:38 AM
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Is your provider still selling per528 tape? I would be interested in 8-10 rolls as well, if i may, of course

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Old 05-28-2017, 03:24 AM
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I think he is
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:23 PM
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Just to let you know that I order of few of these tapes from the same guy. Haven't received them yet but the seller offers a responsive communication and ship them quickly.

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Old 06-20-2017, 01:22 PM
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For your information, I ordered 5 tapes and it cost 30 euros each including shipping to Montréal, Canada.

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Old 08-02-2017, 10:05 AM
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I ordered 10 this year, i ordered another 20 last year.

Sadly the 10 that got to me today, were water damaged, full of black moss and oxidation on the reels.

The tape itself was badly damaged by the water. It was 235 euros for me, i sent them back and got a full refund (except the shipping ... )

oh well.... i also got some nice content from the ones he sent last year...
I guess i'll stick to new tape from now on, sadly per 528 is no longer in production.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:43 PM
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I can't recommand buying from this seller. From the 5 tapes I bought, I can only record on 2 of them. The 3 other ones have a defect which result in an inconsistancy of the recording level on both channel and on differents places of the tape. Unfortunately...

I am using these tape on a calibrated Revox B77. At first, I thought it was the machine that begin to have a problem and I bring it to my Revox repair man in Montreal, but he confirmed me it was the tape which is faulty.

After this, I had the chance to buy some new tapes from Capture Audio Tape and ATR. Both of them record with very well.

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Old 10-21-2017, 02:28 PM
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B77 is not the machine these tapes were made for. These tapes perform best on the massive half-track 15ips bradcasting machines, like larger Telefunkens or Studers. Havent bought from this seller, but I have large stock of PER528 and LGR50, they are excellent performers on Studer 807 and 80, not so good on PR99 due lesser tension avalable on the latter.
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ATR, Capture, RTM. Between the three there is more than enough choices to feed tape machines and warranty to back you up when issues arise. Bottom feeding has it's rewards but it also has it's risks. Risks I try to caution folks against.
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:16 AM
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Hi guys,

Interesting the fact about tension of the tape because I also had some issue with this when I FFW the PER528 tape.

Well for now, and considering that my B77 is calibrated for ATR tapes, I already have a few of these at home. Plus, I grabed recently a bunch of 6 ATR Master tapes on eBay. So I will continue to work with these. They are excellent tapes!

When I take a look at how much people are asking on eBay for OS or NOS tapes, prices are so high. At these prices, buying new from Capture, ATR and RTM seems to be the best choice.

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Old 11-19-2017, 11:17 AM
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I managed to grab 15 AEG Pancakes of NEW PER528 by EMTEC from someone who worked at the radio in the 90's and still had some sealed pancakes.

The issue is that my PR99 is not able to take the 1000+ meter pancakes so i need to cut about 150m from the pancakes in order to accommodate the PR99.

Luckily the 150m is enough to record a single song at 15ips and i have lots of spate AEG hubs to keep the "singles" on.

The PR99 perfectly aligns to the PER528 at 7,1/2 and 15 ips.

when the stock will be done , i will move to LPR90.
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