Erase Head

On an audio or video recorder, a separate head which contacts the tape surface before the record head and erases the previously-recorded signal before rerecording. Many low-end recorders simply use the record head as an erase head, while high-end systems use flying erase heads, which yield the best results and allow the highest-quality edits to be made.

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