Is there any rules for dubbing old tapes?

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Answered On 28 January, 2014 4:19 am

It is a good idea to copy (dub) old, fragile or extremely valuable recordings if you wish to listen to them often. Vinyl or shellac discs may last longer than tape chemically, but they can wear out more readily through repeated playback. Playback equipment such as tape decks and turntables should be cleaned and adjusted regularly, making sure that the recordings themselves are clean.

When older recordings are being dubbed onto a new copy, electronic filtering can sometimes be effective in removing unwanted noise and the effects of wear or damage. Both original recordings and copies should be clearly labelled. If you play a really dirty CD, damage will occur. However, normal playing will not cause any wear.

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