You need this whether you have a military background or person in your family! The cartridge is so versatile for many things! It's got the "cause" ribbon, which could be used for the breast cancer ribbon and a layout about that, or even any other causes near and dear to your heart.
It has loads of things for trips around the U. It's got a Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty which you'll see soon in an album of New York that I am working on , all kinds of stars, of course fireworks, planes, trucks, etc. See below:. Posted by Joy Tracey at AM. Labels: Cricut - Stand and Salute. Lear touted this as a great improvement, because much more music could be held inside a standard cartridge housing, but in practice this resulted in a slight loss of sound quality and an increase in background noise from the narrower tape tracks.
Unlike the Stereo-Pak, the Stereo 8 could switch between tracks automatically, with the use of a small length of conductive foil at the splice joint on the tape, which would cause the player to change tracks as it passed the head assembly.
The cartridges have an audible pause due to the presence of a length of metallic foil, which a sensor detects and signals the end of the tape and acts as a splice for the loop. The foil passes across a pair of electrical contacts which are in the tape path. Contact of the foil closes an electrical circuit that engages a solenoid which mechanically shifts the tape head over to the next track. Most players produced a mechanical click when switching programs, although early Lear players switched silently.
Because of the expense of producing tape heads capable of reading eight tracks, most eight-track players have heads that read just two tracks. Switching from program to program is accomplished by moving the head itself. Since the alignment of the head to the tape is crucial to any tape system, and because eight-track systems were generally designed to be cheap, this configuration further degraded the sound of the eight-track tape.
The Stereo 8 system was fairly simple, mechanically, but presented difficulties in various primary areas:. When the sliding tape pack would pull itself tight, for whatever reason, a jammed 8-track cartridge was the result. A quick solution was to hold the cartridge in one hand, facing down, while pulling out a section of, about ' in length from the outer winding side. A quick tug on the tape would cause it to immediately wind in and the result was a loosened up tape pack that would play correctly.
Failing that, another solution was to open the cartridge, cut the tape at the splice, and relieve the excess tension by manually unwinding one or two sections from the outer edge of tape loop length while keeping the reel stationary, then re-splicing the tape, with a fresh piece of foil. Another, simpler fix was to shake the cassette in the plane of the tape reel with a rotary motion, sometimes this would cause the windings inside to rotate and loosen.
If the cartridge has shed its graphite backing, it would have to be discarded. Small businesses that specialize in transferring audio tapes to digital format can remove the tape from the surrounding plastic cartridge box and play it on a small reel-to-reel player to extract maximum sound fidelity. A decrease in the quality of the parts used in the eight-track cartridge, that is, plastic pinch rollers, lubricant quality and quantity, etc.
As these problems further reduced the reliability, sound quality, and consistent tape speed, the eight-track eventually developed a reputation for being unreliable. The Stereo 8 introduced the problem of dividing up the programming intended for a two-sided LP record into four programs. Often this resulted in songs being split into two parts the split was often made during an instrumental break or a repeated chorus , song orders being reshuffled, shorter songs being repeated, and songs separated by long passages of silence.
In rare instances, an eight-track was able to be arranged exactly like the record album version, without any song breaks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from 8-track cartridge. For other uses, see Cartridge disambiguation. This article is about the eight-track cartridge. For eight-track multitracking, see Multitrack recording. Magnetic tape sound recording format. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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