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Maxell UR is anything but Normal!
on July 3, 2007
As the author of the Jefferson Airplane book "Take Me To A Circus Tent" as well as an avid music collector, and a former radio disc-jockey, I am often asked to write about and or discuss various recording tapes.
Maxell's stellar reputation for cassettes and VHS tapes has been a staple of the industry for decades.
The Maxell UR is not meant for music. You can record your favorite songs but the optimum way to hear the playback is on a cassette that is referred to as Chrome or Position 2. The UR is a normal bias (Position 1). These are used to record voice. It may be advantageous for interviewing somebody, for notes to be transcribed, recording a sporting event and or a talk show from the radio.
For music recordings use Maxell's excellent XL2 or XL2S. They offer tremendous quality and longevity.
Please make sure the tape deck has clean heads or the great recording tape will not make a difference and you will get results that sound muddy.
Please stick with 60, 90, or 100-minute blank tapes. Anything higher the tape is thin and more susceptible to breakage.
Enjoy the music and be well,
Author of the Jefferson Airplane book "Take Me To A Circus Tent"