CHART NINE

Sound poor on tape only (other sources OK)

Both channels

Tape recorder

Tape player

Try older tapes known to be good. Try other tapes.

Sound poor only on new recordings made by this machine:

Clean and demagnetize tape heads.

Sound poor on playback of all tapes, new and old:

see below

No improvement:

see below

Sound OK:

Bad commercial tape copy, or tape was damaged by poor storage conditions or exposure to magnetic field.

No improvement:

Try recording from another source.

Sound OK:

Heads were dirty or magnetized.

Clean and demagnetize tape heads

Sound poor on mikes, OK on other input:

Mike preamp section of tape machine defective.

Sound poor on both sets of inputs:

Tape machine defective.

Sound still poor:

Tape machine defective.

Sound OK:

Heads were dirty or magnetized.

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