• Brand: Scotch-3m
  • Type: 202
  • 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: Polyester
  • 2024 Advice: Good for Daily Use, Good for all speeds
  • Where Produced: USA
  • Mfg Years: Early 1960s - Early 1970s
  • Sale Condition: Refurbished - 90 day warranty
  • Description:

    The 202 is the SP (standard Play) 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). The 204 (Double Play Mylar) was only made in Italy. 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 oxide shedding characteristics, making this tape excellent for older recorders as the performance is better than the older standard tapes.
    • The Scotch Dynarange Series was also manufactured in Italy and in Japan, in 202 and 203 versions.
    • The 202 is somewhat hard to find –  but general quality of these tapes is very high, and they are highly recommended for use with older machines which were often biased for it.
    • Available Refurbished: Yes, you can buy refurbished reels of Scotch 202 – and the type available will be limited to the versions we have on hand, as the US and Italian versions are sold under separate item numbers. We stand behind this formula with refurbished guarantee.

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