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Old 08-12-2008, 02:33 PM
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Teac 3340S - What record EQ and bias settting to use

I have a Teac 3340S. I am confused as to what record EQ and BIAS settings to use. The machine has a switch for EQ and one for BIAS with normal and high positions. How do I know what settings to use for the different types of tape I have.
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First, list out what different tapes (brand and number series) you have for us. High bias is for higher-grade tapes and normal would be for "low noise" tapes, usually specified on the tape box. Do a search here as the many tape specs have been posted such as Ampex, Scotch, Maxell, and Quantegy (I believe).
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Monitoring while recording... use your ears and select the one that sounds like the input signal.
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The service manual for the machine says to use Scotch 203 for calibrating the HIGH BIAS and EQ settings and Scotch 150 for the low settings. I am using for example some 3M type 908 tape on 10" reels.

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