Canadian Q8's

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Aside from the different cases and graphics, are there major differences in the Q8's made/sold in Canada than their counterparts in the USA?

I have heard that many Canadian Q8s have channels reversed, or less agressive mixes.

There are also some Canada only releases, what's up with that?

Any 8 track specialists care to chime in?

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Aside from the different cases and graphics, are there major differences in the Q8's made/sold in Canada than their counterparts in the USA?

I have heard that many Canadian Q8s have channels reversed, or less agressive mixes.

There are also some Canada only releases, what's up with that?

Any 8 track specialists care to chime in?

:-jon
Came across this gem a few years back. Is this a Canadian issue Columbia Q8 of Chicago VII?
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United Artists Canadian Q8's came in gold coloured shells, very high quality and many used Dolby NR as well, many people balked when I suggested that the Canadian Q8 of Donald Byrd sounded almost as good as the DV SACD, but it's actually true.
 

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Some were definitely reproduced under better conditions. The US Q8 of Chicago IX is notoriously hissy and muddy. The Canadian Q8, not so much.
I swapped the Canadian tape spool into my US Q8.
 
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