Cassette Interface Assistance

Sean Conner spc at
Tue Feb 28 14:02:32 CST 2017

It was thus said that the Great Tony Duell via cctalk once stated:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 4:21 PM, allison via cctalk
> <cctalk at> wrote:
> >
> > The tape recorders used had no agc.  They were simple portables and used the
> > mic or line input and headphone output.
> I have to disagree with you there. I have just looked at the documentation for a
> couple of the Radio Shack tape recorders commonly used with TRS80s, and
> both have automatic gain control on recording.

  I recall using a normal casette tape recorder with my Coco back in the
day.  I don't recall a gain control, but I do recall setting the volumn
control way up.  Never had a problem reading back tapes.


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