1288 Stereo Tape Recorder
Restoration Video Series: Performance 1
My Head Over You -
of the Wollensak 1288 Restoration Video Series features a musical performance
by Craig Farraway to demonstrate the excellence of the tape recorder's sound.
shows off the Wollensak 1288 vintage tape recorder in its full glory, recording
and playing back the beautiful song by Craig Farraway (www.craigfarraway.com), “Losin
My Head Over You”.
watch the tape recorder as it plays the song, experiencing a virtual impression
of what it was like in the 1960’s to enjoy a musical
performance by a high quality reel to reel tape recorder.
The Wollensak 1288 stereo tape recorder was issued in 1965, based on the
well known and extremely stable transport used in the Wollensak T1500 and
1400 series of mono tape recorders. With the 1288, Wollensak introduced a
fine quality stereo component machine that was meant to be used in a full
stereo system. Although it could be used as a tape deck, the machine featured
a high quality dual hybrid amplifier, using the famous 6T9 tubes for power
amplification on top of a 2N3009 transistor preamplifier. When sold, the
machine came with two outboard bookshelf speakers. The speakers shown in
the video series are actually made by Zenith. Ironically, Wollensak made
reel to reel tape decks for installation in Zenith console stereo units.
This is an educational video, a critique, and report on an historic piece
of vintage audio electronic equipment that is no longer manufactured or sold
in stores. It is covered by the Fair Use Section of U.S. Copyright Law:
"Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is
a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.
Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair
performance in this video is “Losin My Head Over You ” by
Craig Farraway. It is used with his permission. Proof is on file at ClydeSight
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