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RS-1500 Finally up and running
« on: January 23, 2007, 11:22:29 AM »
After some reading of this forum and the maintenance manual I finally got my RS-1500 to record and playback last night. The root cause, the machine was so dirty and had so much buildup of "stuff" on the mechanism and heads that it couldn't read or make a strong signal for the tape. After cleaning the tape path and heads I recorded Jacqui Naylors "Shelter" and learned something else, 15 ips really eats up some tape!
Now that we've seen the ballpark it is time to step up and try for first base. This is really fun! Thanks Doc for going in this direction.

Regards, Chuck
« Last Edit: January 24, 2007, 12:26:53 AM by Air »
Linn LP-12, SME w/ Clearaudio Arum Beta S, Seduction phono stage, Foreplay III preamp to 300B Monoblocks (Parabee) and homebrew 3 way speakers. Current projects: Straight 8 line array speakers w/ ribbon tweeters and RS-1500 resurrection.