recording head


recording head
noun 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

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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]

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recording head,
a magnetic head used for recording signals on a magnetic tape, magnetic drum, and the like.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.