• Brand: Scotch-3m
  • Type: 201
  • Reel: 5" (13cm), 7" (18cm), 10.5" (26.5cm)
  • Lengths Available: 600' (180m), 1200' (360m), 2400' (720m)
  • Thickness: SP (1.5 mil)
  • Tape Grade / Performance Level: 2-Low Noise
  • Base Material: Acetate
  • 2024 Advice:
  • Where Produced: USA
  • Mfg Years: Early 1960s - Early 1970s
  • Sale Condition: Used - At your own risk
  • Description:

    The 201 is the SP (standard Play) acetate version of the first “Low Noise” tape called Dynarange that Scotch introduced in 1962 with formulas 201, 202 and 203 (Standard Play Acetate, Standard Play Mylar and Long Play Mylar respectively). This “Type 2” tape offered a better frequency response with a more polished “Superlife” coating and a noise level 4-6 dB lower than the standard tapes. At the time it was promoted to give the same performance at 3-3/4 ips as the standard tapes at 7-1/2 ips, a claim many tapes have made since, but never really reached.

    • These are formulas that have withstood the test of time, without sticky shed or excess oxide shedding. The Dynarange series has extremely low shedding characteristics.
    • The 201 is easier to find than the polyester 202 –  but because this is an acetate backed tape. we cannot sell it with a refurbished guarantee. We might have a small stock of these for those interested in checking it out.

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