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« on: March 19, 2011, 08:04:50 PM »
Today I decided to clean the heads and tape path on my Teac X-3. Now this machine has always stood on top of a file cabinet where it is at eye level. I replaced(cleaned the goo away with alchohol) the main belt when it first got here. But never looked at the heads with tape running across them. Well I did today and boy was the alignment off. So I visually set the heads as I listen. It was off balance with center imaging off to the right. Using the Balance control on my preamp I found the left to sound muffled compared to the right , which no amount of fiddling with head adjustments could fix. Then it dawned on me..
DEMAGNETISE THE HEADS
Now amazingly well balanced sweet open sound eminates from the speakers. If this thing can sound so good I can't wait to finish modding my Otari!
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Re: Demag
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 11:14:58 PM »
Today I decided to clean the heads and tape path on my Teac X-3.

Was this the first time?


Then it dawned on me..
DEMAGNETISE THE HEADS
Now amazingly well balanced sweet open sound eminates from the speakers. If this thing can sound so good I can't wait to finish modding my Otari!


I learned that, too, the hard way.

Hyok (Tony) Kim,  yes, this is my real name.

Btw.  How do you know it's my real name?  Just because I say so?

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