• Brand: Basf / Emtec
  • Type: SM468
  • Reel: 5" (13cm), 7" (18cm), 10.5" (26.5cm)
  • Lengths Available: 600' (180m), 1250' (380m), 2500' (750m)
  • Thickness: SP (1.5 mil)
  • Tape Grade / Performance Level: 4-High Ouput / High Bias +3
  • Base Material: Polyester
  • 2024 Advice: Good for Daily Use, Suitable for Master Recording, Suitable for Music Recording, Good for all speeds
  • Where Produced: Germany
  • Mfg Years: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, Currently produced
  • Sale Condition: Refurbished - 90 day warranty
  • Description:

    The BASF SM468 is the BASF production version of Agfa’s PE468, considered to be one of the best tape formulations ever made. This is a high performance +3 (low noise high output – Type 4) reel to reel tape that is still being manufactured today by Recording the Masters. This is a very high quality formulation that has been in continual production, mostly used for professional applications. Is is only available in SP (Standard Play) thickness. This tape is also known for it’s excellent quality, with flat frequency response and excellent stability and tape to head contact. Advanced R&D made sure this tape would last a long time, even when stored in adverse conditions – and even with back coating.

    • This is a formula that has withstood the test of time.
    • The type of the tape – “SM468” – is printed on the tape for identification purposes.
    • This tape is a candidate for one of the best formulations ever made, and has excellent winding properties.
    • These tapes were sold in high quality cardboard boxes, available in dark shaded gray 3-window reels or metal reels.
    • Available Refurbished: Yes, you can buy refurbished reels of SM468 in our store.

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