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January 11th, 2013

A few years ago I bought a micro-cassette recorder cheap on ebay.
It has a micro jack for sound output, which at the time I had no adaptor to plug in, so I never used it.

Years later I bought a Zoom H1 digital handheld recorder and this other thing sat in a drawer until now.
Went to use it and realized the batteries still worked. Nice!

I remember there was something recorded on the micro-tapes that came with it.
Here is what appears to be a driving instructor recording various driving lesson instructions.
Sound quality is bad - most of the time he speaks too close to the mic. Otherwise there is surprisingly low noise on the tape. Some scattered words here and there are not distorted and might be useable.

Recording is about 7 min long so I have uploaded as mp3.

Recording system: not known for sure, but assumed to be Olympus Pearlcorder S701 micro-cassette recorder
Medium: Olympus XB60 microcassette
Playback system: Olympus Pearlcorder S701 micro-cassette recorder
Digital Recording: direct input into Zoom H1
Processing: Sample was trimmed, normalized and converted to mp3 using Audacity.

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Type
Mp3 (.mp3)
Duration
06:59:855
Filesize
16.0 MB
Bitrate
1378 kbps
Channels
Stereo
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