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Old 01-07-2017, 03:35 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, 08:11 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, 08:56 PM
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I read somewhere it was a tough tape for studio use.
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:22 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, 01:19 PM
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Excellent tape!
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:08 PM
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1000m? I thought it was 1.5 mil tape
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:19 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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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, 09:38 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, 02:24 AM
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I think he is
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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, 12:22 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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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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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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