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|Dictaphone Cassettes (Mini- and Microcassettes)||£15 / side|
|n.b. Tapes found to be blank, or not required once transferred||£7 / side|
After listening to your recording, we apply whatever digital restoration is necessary to improve the sound quality. Please bear in mind that mini- and microcassettes were never intended for, or capable of high fidelity reproduction! Therefore, we endeavour to make the audio content as clear and easy to listen to as possible.
Modern Dictaphones are portable, lightweight hand-held recording devices based on solid-state memory. Prior to this, they were based on the ‘cassette-enclosed’ magnetic tape recording principle, and were used predominantly to record speech.
Introduced in the mid 1960s, the earliest cassette tape dictating machines used standard Compact Cassettes as the audio storage medium, but soon manufacturers developed Mini-Cassettes (Philips, 1967) and subsequently Microcassettes (Olympus, 1969) to enable the portable units to be made even smaller.
We can transfer your Mini-Cassettes and Microcassettes to CD, using a Philips Professional Pocket Memo 398 or an Olympus Pearlcorder S713 respectively.
Individual tracks (where appropriate) are separated to give full track skip/search functions. CD text and on-CD printing are added for convenience, and your disc is returned to you in a CD jewel case.
Alternative file formats (FLAC, .mp3) can also be accommodated if required.