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johnrd

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Yep. Just checked Tab's list. Didn't realize it was on it. I mean there are 707 titles. Wow! Discovered same ebay lister uploaded this Santana reel.
He's playing a Q4 on a 2 track deck so we get to hear the quad mix in stereo. Never realized this twisted downward compatibility of Q4 reels. Kind of weird. It also seems to be playing a little too fast, but still a fun listen!
 

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Yep. Just checked Tab's list. Didn't realize it was on it. I mean there are 707 titles. Wow! Discovered same ebay lister uploaded this Santana reel.
He's playing a Q4 on a 2 track deck so we get to hear the quad mix in stereo. Never realized this twisted downward compatibility of Q4 reels. Kind of weird. It also seems to be playing a little too fast, but still a fun listen!
And the Santana reel is a mockup as Columbia didn’t offer quad reels commercially.
 
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Wow! Discovered same ebay lister uploaded this Santana reel. He's playing a Q4 on a 2 track deck so we get to hear the quad mix in stereo. Never realized this twisted downward compatibility of Q4 reels. Kind of weird. It also seems to be playing a little too fast, but still a fun listen!
Like timbre4 said, Columbia didn't release Q4's. The only discrete format that was released in was Q8. And, they'd have to have one heck of a tricked out deck, to be able to play all four channels at once and have the deck down-mix to stereo, discrete Q4's and Q8's aren't stereo compatible. The seller likely duplicated an SQ disc over to Q4 without decoding it.
 

johnrd

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Thought this was one of those control master Columbia Q4 reels like BOTW was. If you do play a Q4 reel on a 2 track reel to reel deck what happens?
 

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You get two of the four channels if you use a quarter track machine, if it is a half track machine, you get four channels compressed to two and more hiss from the blank areas not used in quarter track tapes.
 

johnrd

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Could that be what is heard on this Santana upload? Because it really doesn't sound that great.
 
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