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Old 06-11-2009, 08:51 PM
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Speed question

I posted this under Onkyo since it is the deck I am concerned about. My question is actually about all decks though. Do all decks normally run a tiny bit faster than 1 7/8 IPS? I have reason to suspect that this is so.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:00 PM
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Should not. In general, no. Each one is basically cal'ed against a 3kHz signal for speed. Nakdoc will tell you that certain decks (japanese manufacture) were always just a slight bit fast, but I would not say that all of them are.
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