symphony for dot matrix printers

From: Matt London <>
Date: Thu Sep 6 13:44:28 2001


> > > > I am not sure that ancient analogue tape recorders
> > > > are on-topic :-)
> > While it is possible to use such machines to store programs from most
> > home computers, I don't think many people did.
> I did! I hooked up my Akai 4000DS reel-to-reel
> (transistor, not valve) to my Compukit UK101. The idea was
> to try to record faster by using higher freqencies and a
> higher baud rate -- and a higher tape speed, 7 1/2 ips.

*nod* (see my other reply post)

> > Somebody actually told me
> > the IBM PC 'cassette port' wouldn't work with a reel-to-reel tape
> > recorder, but never gave a sensible reason why not (and FWIW, I don't
> > believe it won't work).
> > -tony
> As far as I can see, anything that'll record and play back
> audio should work on a cassette port. So a reel-to-reel
> machine should be fine, as should, say 45rpm vinyl records.
> Didn't one of the Elektor machines use 45s for software
> distribution? Wasn't there once a music CD with software
> on one track (for a Spectrum?)?

I do seem to recall a magazine giving away a cover "disc" - which was one
of those flexible 7" vinyl discs - you shoved that on your record deck and
fed it to your spectrum. Seemed quite a neat idea - I never bought the mag
tho. I suppose looking back now I should have done :&/

-- Matt

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