Can anyone help me answer sort of a newbie question I have around this subject. Back in 2014 I purchased my first reel to reel deck, that supposedly plays both 2 track and 4 track tape. A Teac 7030GSL. I began asking around to those in the tape community, and became aware that there is a difference between tracks and inches which I was using interchangeably to describe 1/2" and 1/2 track tape. It is sort of a confusing terminology, because the terms are so close together. From what I read in my owners manual, the Teac 7030GSL is a 1/2 track machine. Does that mean it plays 1/2" tape or just 1/2 track 1/4" tape like many other consumer decks out in the market made by Teac and Akai? I had originally thought my deck plays both 1/4" and 1/2" tape.