14426Re: [toyota-prius] Re: cassette clicking?
- Jul 2, 2001Very interesting! I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area -- definitely not
known for being humid. I also started thinking it might be a static
electricity thing. Today there was no problem. Different tape, different
weather? Might some cassette tape stock be more prone to building up a
At 05:04 PM 7/2/2001, mrv@... wrote:
>--- In toyota-prius@y..., David Fox <david@E...> wrote:___________________________________________
> > I also just stared noticing a problem with my cassette player --
> > hearing a frequent clicking noise, almost like a spark. Anyone have
> > happen?
>I don't use my cassette often enough to have noticed this but...
>What is the humidity like in your area (or car) when you hear the
>clicking noise through the speakers when a cassette is playing?
>I used to be a state licensed motion picture operator. At college,
>we had a set of older, well-maintained, former drive-in 35/70mm movie
>projectors dating from the 50s/60s (roadshow capable). Typically, in
>a projection booth, you want to keep the air as dry and humidity-free
>as possible, to extend the life of the projector's compontents (from
>rust and the like).
>However, VERY occasionally we'd luck out and get a 70mm magnetic-
>audio striped film to show. (Usually the audio track on a movie
>would be optical-based.) The only way to keep from hearing a
>frequent, random pop/click in the audio of the movie would be to have
>a handheld spray bottle of water, and mist in the general area of the
>film and the magnetic audio head. The increased humidity would stop
>the ever-present static buildup of the print from discharging on the
>magnetic reading sound head. After the movie's run was over, we'd
>have to run at extra-dry and check over the components again...
>Working in a projection booth, you come to know, love, hate, and
>respect static discharge... sorry to get a bit off-topic, but...
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