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60 min vs 42 min ADATs in XT-20's

Discussion in 'Recording' started by mylescdavis, Mar 8, 2001.

  1. mylescdavis

    mylescdavis Active Member

    Feb 14, 2001
    SW France/East Devon UK
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    Wondering if anyone had any experience using the longer (60 min) ADAT tape format in XT-20's. No marking on the shell for thinner stock that I can see. Using Maxell's, which have worked great in the 42 min. length.


  2. Injured Ear

    Injured Ear Guest

    The XT and XT-20 have no problems with the 60s.
    Generally I use the 42s because I remember reading somewhere that the blackface ADATs couldn't deal with anything longer. I never know what's going to happen to a tape after it leaves the studio with a client, so I still tend to use the 42's just in case.
  3. I've used the 60s on blackface too. No problemo.

  4. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    I never had a problem with them, but always tried to use 45's out of principle. Made me feel safer.

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