VU-sette.1530(C2N) Datasette with VU-Meter

vu2Over on the ‘World of Jani‘ website the VU-sette schematics are now available. You can now build your own VU-sette! Below are a few words from Jani about the VU-sette.

‘I was making backups of old turbo-tapes to disk and noticed that the quality was very poor on some tapes. I have a LOAD-IT datasette with a signal meter. Problem with it was, that I could turn the knob (head alignment) 45 degrees and still have same two (lousy) bars on the meter. There was a need for something more accurate when adjusting the alignment to get the best signal while reading the tapes.

My solution was to implement an analogue VU-Meter to show the signal strength and a possibility to listen in on the signal to determine if its data or other information(music).’

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