Recorded Tape Products for the Consumer

  • John Eargle


The first recorded tape product for the consumer was in the form of 19-cm/sec (7.5-inch/sec) two-track Stereo in reel-to-reel format and was introduced in 1953. The programs were less than one hour, and the costs for longer tapes were in the ränge of twenty to thirty dollars. Such were the prices that could be charged when tape was the only medium for Stereo. When the Stereo LP was introduced in 1957 the original tape format quickly died out.


Noise Reduction Cassette Tape Record Head Tape Speed Metal Tape 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    R. Dolby, “A 20 dB Audio Noise Reduction System for Consumer Applications,” J. Audio Engineering Society, vol. 31, no. 3 (1983).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    K. Gundry and J. Hüll, “Introducing Dolby S-type Noise Reduction,” Audio Magazine (June 1990).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    K. Gundry, Headroom Extension for Slow-Speed Magnetic Recording of Audio, AES Convention preprint number 1534 (1979).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    M. Martin, “Some Thoughts on Cassette Duplication”, J. Audio Engineering Society, vol. 21, no. 9 (1973).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    J. McKnight, Operating Level in the Duplication of Philips Cassette Records, J. Audio Engineering Society, vol. 15, no. 4 (1967).Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    D. Robinson, “Production of Dolby B-type Cassettes,” J. Audio Engineering Society, vol. 20, no. 10 (1972).Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    J. Woram, Sound Recording Handbook, H. Sams, Indianapolis (1989).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Eargle

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations