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Re: Interesting Review on some tape accessories
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 10:05:26 AM »
Hi Myles:

Thanks for the link.

The pullover for RS-1500 seems very comfortable.

However, there seems to be an error in Darklab hubs not being compatible with the Studer A807 and A810:

"The darklab hubs are compatible with most reel-to-reel decks with the possible exception of Studer A807 or A810 machines equipped with the standard trident reel take-up. It turns out that the darklab (or any other brand) fit as well, but for some Studer devices, these adapters are part of the recorders' motor/spindle plate, thus requiring a special adapter. These two systems are, unfortunately, incompatible."

I think it should be Studer A820 with NAB hub with center button adapter that is not compatible but even the A820 adpaters with three-pronged flanges for "Cine" reel work well with the Darklab.
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Re: Interesting Review on some tape accessories
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 11:50:07 AM »
Thanks for the info Myles!
I just might have to order one of those covers for my RS1500. Looks really nice and you can't beat the price!
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Re: Interesting Review on some tape accessories
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 08:37:58 PM »
Hi Myles:

Thanks for the link.

The pullover for RS-1500 seems very comfortable.

However, there seems to be an error in Darklab hubs not being compatible with the Studer A807 and A810:

"The darklab hubs are compatible with most reel-to-reel decks with the possible exception of Studer A807 or A810 machines equipped with the standard trident reel take-up. It turns out that the darklab (or any other brand) fit as well, but for some Studer devices, these adapters are part of the recorders' motor/spindle plate, thus requiring a special adapter. These two systems are, unfortunately, incompatible."

I think it should be Studer A820 with NAB hub with center button adapter that is not compatible but even the A820 adpaters with three-pronged flanges for "Cine" reel work well with the Darklab.

Ki:

You might know better than I but that came from Frank. So I assume that he's had some trouble sometime with those decks?
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Re: Interesting Review on some tape accessories
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010, 10:38:00 AM »
Hi Myles:

Judging from the photo in the link and Jeff's site for two types of Darklab hub he has for sale, I think it should work on A807 and A810.  Both A807 and A810 has fixed three-pronged flanges and spring loaded hold down that is very close to the Technics RS shown.

Maybe there's a new model of Darklab hub that works differently than the ones shown in the link but if Frank had used the original Revox mold, I would still say it should work for all Studers other than the removable reel turntables with center push button for A80 and A82Xs.

But then again, I could be wrong...

Thanks,

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Re: Interesting Review on some tape accessories
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 12:56:54 PM »
But then again, I could be wrong...

Thanks,

Ki

I am sure there is a reason but I kind of doubt the above quote!!! LOL!!!

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Re: Interesting Review on some tape accessories
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2010, 08:48:29 PM »
Just so I'm clear..... the hub will work with the A810?
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Re: Interesting Review on some tape accessories
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 05:53:24 AM »
Yes it will.

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Re: Interesting Review on some tape accessories
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010, 04:36:30 PM »
Yes it will.

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Re: Interesting Review on some tape accessories
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2010, 04:31:58 PM »
do these only work with lock don spindles on machines like the 1500 and the Pioneer 909/707 machines?  in other words, not on Otari machines or Ampex, etc...
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Re: Interesting Review on some tape accessories
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2010, 05:09:46 PM »
do these only work with lock don spindles on machines like the 1500 and the Pioneer 909/707 machines?  in other words, not on Otari machines or Ampex, etc...

Yes they do all of them except the Otari!!!

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