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Quadraphonic 8-track Transfer to CD 1-63 minutes

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What is a QUADRAPHONIC 8-TRACK TAPE:

A Quadraphonic (or QUAD) 8-track tape is a 4-channel tape meant to be listened to using four speakers: two front speakers and two rear speakers. Quadraphonic 8-track tapes are usually clearly marked "QUADRAPHONIC" or "QUAD". To be able to connect to four speakers and achieve the quadraphonic "surround" effect, these tapes must be played with a special 8-track Quad tape deck. As this is a technology of the 1970s, it is hard to find today playback equipment in working condition (and that will continue to work) that you can connect to your ampliphier. Our solution brings this 1970s technology into the 21st Century: you get the full 4-channel quadraphonic sound on CD!

How to play the QUADRAPHONIC CDs we provide (DTS or DOLBY DIGITAL):

Our Quadraphonic CDs must be played back in a player (CD or DVD or BluRay player that plays CDs) connected to a (or with a built-in) DTS or Dolby Digital decoder. This is most commonly found in "Home Theater" setups. Playback of our Quad CDs in a "Home Theater" (or similarly equipped) setup will activate the front left-right and the rear left-right speakers, exactly as it was back in the 1970s.

When ordering, you will have the option to order a DTS or a DOLBY DIGITAL format CD. They are both good, we do not have a preference. Most people order DTS.


IMPORTANT NOTES:

    • Our Quad CDs are recorded in a digital format that MUST be played back in a system equipped with DTS or Dolby Digital conversion. Playing back our Quad CDs in a boombox or other player NOT equipped with DTS or Dolby Digital decoding will only produce a very loud (and annoying) hiss. We will NOT be able to issue a refund (and/or a dispute will not be successful) if an order is placed for a Quadraphonic CD by mistake and the person ordering does not have the proper equipment for correct playback.

Quadraphonic 8-track tape to CD Transfers - What you get for your $:

  • The reel to reel player heads and tape guides are cleaned before each play.
  • Playback and recording on professional equipment.
    • Each of our interconnect cables costs more than the average discounter's studio.
  • Sound Restoration is applied if selected.
    • No Sound Restoration for Thrifty Transfers.
  • Color CD Cover and Track List is prepared (if selected).
  • CD is cut into tracks by human beings who know where a new track should begin. We do not use automatic cutting into tracks. (Thrifty Transfers: CD has one track.). 
  • Music recordings: each song gets 1 track (minimum unambiguous pause required). 
  • Continuous speech recordings: cut into logical segments, approx. 10-minute long tracks.
  • CD is printed (we do not use glued-on labels). (Thrifty Transfers: CD is not printed.).
  • CD is quality checked.
  • CD is delivered in "classic jewel-case" (with optional Color CD Cover and Track List). (Thrifty Transfers: CD delivered in sleeve.).
  • Over 22 years experience - 19,000 successful projects.
  • On-line tracking system.
  • Automatic email notifications on receipt of your recordings and order check-out.
  • Optional RUSH Services: 1 week or 72 hours turnaround time


SUGGESTION:

  • Sound Restoration (cleaning of the sound and remastering the recording) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Purchasing a QUAD transfer is a significant expense. Going "Transfer Only" is probably a waste of money when you realize that, in a QUAD recording, noises that could effectively be removed in a restoration, will be heard coming out of 4 speakers and distributed in a 3D space.
  • 8-track tape is a rather low quality format that has an inherent high level of hiss and very likely may also have hum.
  • Our Sound Restoration process does not alter the sound of the original recording.
  • If you are not sure whether or not you should order Sound Restoration, order Both Versions: Transfer AND Sound Restoration. Both Versions is an option selected by most of our collectors and audiophiles as it will preserve for the future what the original recording sounded at the time when we processed it AND a clean sound that makes for a superior listening experience.
  • You will receive 2 CDs. One version with the original unaltered sound ("Transfer Only") and one version with Restored sound ("Sound Restoration"). If you are ordering "Transfer AND Sound Restoration" and "Extra CD Copies", please indicate which version should go on the Extra CD: the Transfer Only version or the Sound Restoration version.  If you would like both version in a "set", please double the "Extra CD Copies" order (1 Extra CD Set with both versions = 2 "Extra CD Copy"). If you do not double the order or specify a version, we will make the "Extra CD Copy" from the "Restored Sound" version.
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