TASCAM Master 424 Studio Cassette Tape

Kick it old-school with TASCAM! Limited edition Master 424 cassettes are a high-fidelity analog medium perfect for classic Portastudio workstations.

The TASCAM Master 424 Studio C-60 High Bias Type II Cobalt Cassette is a limited-release genuine high bias cobalt oxide cassette specifically engineered for outstanding output (4db louder than standard Type II cassettes), low distortion, and unmatched musical clarity when used with TASCAM Portastudio cassette recorders. Industry-leading specs like high coercivity for superior storage capacity and almost double the retentivity of standard cassette tapes for enhanced imaging of your recordings ensure your recordings will be higher-fidelity and stronger than ever. The tape formulation was engineered and tested specifically in recalibrated and restored vintage TASCAM Portastudio workstations.

The TASCAM Portastudio opened the door to home recording over 40 years ago and was THE sound for thousands of albums over the decades, from Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska to DeWolff's TASCAM Tapes. The TASCAM Portastudio's legions of fans and users range from Lady Gaga, Wu-Tang Clan and Beck to Bootsy Collins, Beastie Boys, and the Mars Volta. With vintage TASCAM Portastudios selling at a premium price on the used market, TASCAM is proud to provide the gold standard for the cassette medium for a limited time.

Features:

- TASCAM exclusive design and packaging with a nod to one of the most loved Portastudios
- Highest-quality mastering cassette on the market
- Coercivity: 540 Oe
- Retentivity: 1700 Gauss

Physical Properties:
Base Material: Polyester Tensilized
Standard Width: 3.81mm
Width Tolerance: +0/-0.05mm
Total Thickness: 16.3μm
Base Thickness: 12.2μm
Yield Strength: Kg/3.81mm >=0.70
Breaking Strength: Kg/3.81mm >=1.5

Magnetic Properties:
Coercivity: 540 Oe
Retentivity: 1,700 Gauss
Erasure Field: 1,800 Oe
Squareness: 0.72

Electromagnetic Properties:
Recommended Sensitivity Reducation for Test Bias @S8.0KHz: 2.5 dB
Bias Ratio: 0.0dB
Maximum Output Level for 3% THD: +2.6dB
Third Harmonic Distortion at Reference Level: 2.0%
Maximum (Saturated) Output Level at 12.5 KHz -0.5dB
Relative Tape Sensitivity at 315 Hz: -1.0dB
Relative Tape Sensitivity at 3150 Hz: -1.1dB
Relative Tape Sensitivity at 10 Hz: -1.5dB
Relative Tape Sensitivity at 12.5 Hz: -1.0dB
Relative Tape Sensitivity at 15.5 Hz: -0.6dB
Reference Level to Bias Noise Ratio: -60.0dB
Reference Level: 250nW/m
Recommended Bias: 2.0dB*

*Specification is for +2 db over biasing at 6.3kHz.20db below reference level.

Record Equalization: For optimum performance, record equalization should be set after biasing, as the oxide in this tape responds somewhat differently due to its high performance characteristics.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 1 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MASTR 424 STUDIO CAS

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-726-0303
Web: https://tascam.com/us/support/contact

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