If you are asking if you can use any 1/4" tape with the machine, the answer is yes. There is no difference between 8 track and 2 track 1/4" tape. But machines should be calibrated for the tape stock in use.
Also, some machines have trouble with the thicker tape formulae... nothing about the recording, but the thickness throws off the tape counter. So a Scotch 996 will not count correctly, where a 250 will. (for example)
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