Originally Posted by djui5
I didn't know they made a 32 track 2"...
The Otari MX80 with 32-track heads...total oddball format. IIRC they had some kinda whacky spacing that would allow you to take a 2" 24 reel and add 8 more tracks. I don't remember Tascam having a 2" 32-track but it wouldn't suprise me.
If you want to get SUPER weird we could talk about the 3M & Stephens 3" tape decks. I've never seen one of those, just heard stories from the old-timers that lifted the 100 pound reels onto 'em!
Anywhoo...best of luck trying to find a place to transfer those 2” 32-track reels. A bunch of years ago there was a place in NYC called the Transfer Mat that was operating out of the Toy Specialists space, and of course that's no more. You might have more luck putting “ 2” 32-track transfer” in the subject of the thread. Somebody’s gotta know somebody with a working deck, I mean…they must’ve made at least
a dozen of the things. They can't all be scrap by now!