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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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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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Excellent tape!
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1000m? I thought it was 1.5 mil tape
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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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