- recording head
also record head
: a device used in the recording of sound for transforming electrical energy into a magnetic record or into a groove undulation on a disc
* * *the part of a tape recorder that records a sound source by converting the electrical analog of the sound, as from a microphone, into a magnetic signal for storage on magnetic tape. Also, record head.[1930-35]
* * *recording head,a magnetic head used for recording signals on a magnetic tape, magnetic drum, and the like.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.