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mfox, in my very humble opinion the audio available from the headphone jack should give you the insight you need to tell if the audio is on track. If you are concerned that audio is being recorded properly, you might try the composite? output. These are just some opinions. Clean heads, good quality name brand tapes and monitoring the audio should give you good results. Keep shooting.