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This type of 8-track machine is for the serious tracker: players that connect to your
existing stereo (or quad) system. These can either be playback-only or recorders.
Recording your own tapes is one of the true joys of the 8-track experience, and the best
quality is usually obtained with a component recorder.
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Five Cartridge Changer
This is a very cool AM/FM five cartridge 8-Track changer owned by Robert Dilgard <firstname.lastname@example.org>. As Bob says, "
It sometimes even works!" The five 8-Tracks fit inside a larger cartridge and
are inserted as a group, much like a multi-CD cartridge unit. It has a button for changing
cartridges and another for changing tracks.
4-Channel Cartridge Tape Player
This is both a stand-alone quad deck AND a self-contained system: you
can connect four speakers directly to the player or run it through an existing 4-channel
system. Cool, eh? The MC-70A "...puts you right back at the front and center of the
concert hall, giving you all the excitement and delicate nuances of the original
performance. You'll be literally enveloped in the vibrant sound..."* But the best
feature has to be the 4-Channel Remote Control Unit, a joystick controller that allows you
to adjust the relative balance of the four speakers from your seat. Surf that quad wave,
Wollensak Model 8075
Dolby Stereo 8-Track Recorder
Certainly one of the best 8-track machines ever made, the Wollensak was
a serious competitor to records and reel-to-reel recorders for audio reproduction.
It employed many new technologies of the day: Dolby noise
reduction, tape record equalization (for high-end ferric oxide tapes), and Dolby FM
decoding. Dolby-encoded FM radio broadcasting was a short-lived experiment by the radio
industry, but the Wollensak was ready!
For a total rundown on all the Wollensak decks produced from 1971-75, from the
8050 to the 8080, click here
click here for a spec sheet on the Wollensak 8050A
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|Telex Model 48D
12 Cartridge Changer
The highly desired Telex 8-track
changer is a marvel of cartridge technology. You can program music four different ways --
load 12 cartridges, play them in sequence, random selection, by "Program" of
each tape, or repeat. Good for up to 16 hours of continuous music! Available either as a
powered model with optional speakers (Model 48H), or as a stand-alone component to be
connected to an existing system (Model 48D). Prone to mechanical problems, but fun to
(image courtesy Larry
*from the owner's manual
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