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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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CHAPTER 11

DISTORTION IN TAPE EQUIPMENT

A stereo cassette recorder does not justify its place in a hi-fi system on grounds of convenience. As with any other part of the hi-fi system, it must conform to hi-fi standards of frequency range, distortion levels, and signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio. It is because of the deficiencies of cassette recorders in these standards that acceptance of cassette recording in hi-fi has been slow to come. However, the rate of improvement in quality has now made these standards attainable. High quality cassette recorders are now generally accepted as a part of a complete hi-fi system, used to record material and compile programmes not available on disc, and to replay such material with a quality of reproduction which ...

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