The magnetic head received is not fit to be refurbished. I have contacted some companies , but 14-channel magnetic heads are not in stock, and most companies are not responding.
I thought of using sensors from Matesy.de but I am unclear whether they will be able to respond quickly enough to the change in magnetic flux as compared to conventional magnetic heads.
Is there any other way you can think of for doing this project? I am actually thinking of collaboration and solving this assignment.
If anything strikes to anyone, kindly let me know.
Edited Going through the answers provided has actually made me ask new questions, as clearly I wasn't on right path.
- Alternative to E-bay Tape Head? Tascam ATR-6 tape head
For this can anybody provide any reference to the electronic circuit which will be used, after taking wires from pins provided on magnetic tape head ?
Is there any new age electronic circuits (read made), for e.g. the circuit may be a 1 × 4-ch signal receiver, which can read the output from tape recorder and convert it, into digital format. Then I would require four such circuits, to make 4 × 4 channels.
- Buying complete equipment like Tascam ATR-60.
Are there any other equipment's like Tascam ATR-60 which use 16 track (1") magnetic head? Also, what could be the authentic store to buy such a machine. I am more interested in getting the complete mechanism i.e. Magnetic Tape Head, with Tape Mechanism and circuits so that I can focus on converting the sound to digital format individually for each track.
Which formats are used to store the sounds on 14 tracks, is there any frames, subframes with time stamping or all channels contain sounds?
Thanks and regards.