TRANSPORT,MAGNETIC TAPE for FSG 70
A component of data, audio or video recording, processing and/or reproducing equipment, that accommodates magnetic recording tape. It consists of items such as recording-reproducing heads, tape controls, bias generators, meters, reels, and the like, that facilitate the utilization of magnetic tape for rapid information recording and retrieval. The item does not include amplifiers, drivers, or transducers primarily designed for signal amplification or conversion; however, it may include elementary devices, such as cathode followers that insure impedance matching, noise reduction, stability, and similar functions. See also READER, PUNCHED TAPE.