Sounded OK, but just, assuming you could keep the heads aligned because it moved up and down. Plus, any tape technology that pulls tape from the INSIDE of the reel and wraps it back around the OUTSIDE of the reel is doomed, a certainty, to regurgitate tape into your machine and wrap itself around the capstan.So, how good could an 8 track sound? Is it a viable Hi-Fi sound source? anyone still listen to one?
By “amount of wind noise” are you referring to flatulence?The ultimate sonic quality of 8-Track tapes depends on the following:
All of the above said somewhat tongue in cheek.
- Degree of altered consciousness.
- Amount of wind noise.
- Distortion from the car stereo masking the distortion (and other nasties) from the 8-Track tape.
- Overall hearing loss from listening to really loud music at rock concerts and from listening to 8-Track tapes.
Yes - Wollensak 805 machine and dbx encoding - interestingNow, I never owned an 8 track player of any great quality. i Think I only owned one built into an all in one stereo by Candle or someone. My 8 track tape collection, was mostly hand me downs bought from my dad from the bargain bin. Though come to think of it, I own a handful of still sealed ELO 8 tracks.
Anyhow, I’ve wondered how good 8 Track can sound. I know there were a handful of pretty heavy duty 8 track tape recorders in the 70’s, but I never played with one, and have never heard anything produced from one.
So, how good could an 8 track sound? Is it a viable Hi-Fi sound source? anyone still listen to one?