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Prerecorded Tapes / music to relax with.
« on: May 28, 2010, 11:27:36 AM »
Can I use my<B> Just visiting ... Get out of jail free.</B> card?
Busy over coming up with a low hum power supply for my pre-amp,
that has been using up all my time and money. I need about
110 DC @ 20 ma and .8 amps @ 6.3 V. I suspect the chokes
I am using don't just cut it. and I have to wait a few weeks to order

I suspect I will just be buying TP tapes since I have no way of
paying for ebay tapes, and that has restricted my thoughts of doing
more with audio tape. I just hope I check in a few days before they
stop shipping season II, not after.

General Discussion / OT - video recorders in 1/4" tape
« on: February 07, 2009, 07:29:46 PM »
While knew they recorded on larger tape, finding that they tried to use 1/4"
tape for the consumer? market made interesting reading.

Prerecorded Tapes / Vintage mags on ebay
« on: January 19, 2009, 05:04:04 PM »
You have two '1958 tape recording' magazines for sale on ebay.
Vintage electronics : reel 2 reel : other

Saxophone Colossus / Mono playback
« on: January 14, 2009, 02:05:41 PM »
What is the best way to set up for mono playback of Saxophone Colossus

Prerecorded Tapes / Whats on the reel tonight.
« on: November 26, 2008, 09:20:07 PM »
Down Mexico Way by the 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett.

General Discussion / splitoff from Beginners Guide to Tape Recorder Basics
« on: November 02, 2008, 07:49:34 PM »
Step two ... Cuss at the machine, if you are using a PLAYBACK only machine
or in my case, the inputs are NOT connected to the PCB's.
Step three ... Cuss at IRONBUT for expecting to have quality sound from a CD. ;)

Prerecorded Tapes / retail prices on reel to reel tape
« on: October 07, 2008, 10:50:43 AM »
Some of my ebay tapes came in yesterday and I am playing 'Ceasar Plays'.
None of this 'played on a baby grand'  this is the real pianio. In the other box
was a leaflet 'The worlds greatest artists are on RCA victor 4-track "Living Stereo"
reel tapes. I am guessing the date of recordings is 1964 ish. Back then a Candy
bar was 5 cents. Today it is about $1.00. a 20 to 1 increase.

Popular artists 7.95
Classical artists 8.95/10.95
Original Cast 8.95/12.95
Classical artists 14.95/21.95
I suspect they all are 7 1/2 ISP tapes  7 " reels.
Footnote: all on RCA'S red seal magnetic tape.

Even back then tapes where the elite of music.
This would place a tape $8.00 tape at $160.00.  This
seems high to me, but it does show good recordings are
not cheap.

Service Resources / Yen for Japanese Parts
« on: October 05, 2008, 10:24:25 PM »
Some misc  parts from Japan for R2R stuff.

Tape Project Machines / For sale bla bla bla
« on: September 19, 2008, 10:29:30 PM »
I noticed a tape deck for sale while surfing the net today.
Thier selling point was 'tape project ready'.  Word is really getting
around what machines are needed for quality audio.

Prerecorded Tapes / Ebay Tapes
« on: September 19, 2008, 07:05:29 PM »
I have been buying 7 1/2 tapes off ebay.  There seems to be alot of tapes
being sold in the last few weeks. Is this common or was this the summer
to clean house of all this old junk?

Tape Project Machines / A wish: New tape preamp: Desire
« on: September 06, 2008, 11:04:41 AM »
This is what desire ...  A combo seduction and  the foreplay line driver
in a single small box.  The main reason is I don't think I will have room for
both the seduction and foreplay and my deck all in the same corner of the room
when I do decide to upgrade. I suspect other people also may have the same problem, a small amount of room for the tape deck and amps.

Well a good chunk more $$$, but world wide shipping fooled me.
I guess Canada comes under world wide.
For $1350 I pick can up a  Studer ReVox PR-99 Mk III.
Is there any Got ya's with this machine.
From the AD

Studer ReVox PR-99 Mk III. Reel to Reel Deck.
This is a super nice deck.
The cosmetics are great.

Multivoltage model.
It is a 2 channel 2 track, 7.5 and 15ips. Great for masters.

ReVox PR99 MkIII
Designed and manufactured in Switzerland and West Germany,

the PR 99 MK III draws on the same engineering expertise

that has made Studer the world standard for excellence in audio recording.

The PR99 MK III is a versatile , compact professional audio recorder, offering a long list of operating features for production flexibility.

This unit is in very good and clean condition as you can see it on the pictures .


Power cord,

The Unit is in very good cosmetic & performing condition , with very few and very light scratches/marks as shown on the pictures - evidence of fine use .
Fantastic sound on playback and amazing quality of
The heads looks clean and in the good Condition as shown on the pictures .

Manufactured Willi Studer GMBH, Germany.
2 Tape Speeds 7 1/2ips and 15 ips.

AC line voltage Switchable: 100,120,140,200,220,240 Volt AC
Shipping weight approx. 75 lbs. , will be shipped from


Balanced and floating line-in and line out.

Calibrated input and output levels ( Switch UNCAL=variable up to +10dB )

Full logic transport control

Digital counter in hours, minutes and seconds.

Build in vari-speed ( 33% to + 50% )

True auto locator with Zero-Locator

Input amplifier allow a maximum overload margin and active, linear output stages deliver levels up to 22 dBu.

Edit switch

Tape dump

Repeat function

rack mount flange

VU meters

Manufactured Willi Studer GMBH, Germany.
2 Tape Speeds 7 1/2ips and 15 ips.

Fully functional machine with excellent recording sound reproduction. very nice natural sound, plays great, operation silent, smooth & easy on the tape

German Quality!!

? integrated control logic with tape motion sensor provides for any desired transition between different operating modes.

? Contactless electronic switching of all motors.

? Remote control of all functions and electric timer operation are optional

? Motors 3 AC driven electronically regulated motors

? Heads 3 two-track erase, record and reproduce

? Meters VU x 2 with LED peak

? Reel Size Up to 10,5" (26,5cm) NAB

? Tape 1/4"

? Bias Adjustable

? Freq. Response 30-22000Hz +2/-3dB (38 cm/s) 50-18000Hz +-1,5dB (19 cm/s) Wow & Flutter 0.06% (38 cm/s) 0.08% (19 cm/s)

? Fast Wind Time 120s / 2500ft

? Inputs Line balanced XLR Mic unbalanced 1/4" Mic Lo -70dBu, Mic Hi -42dBu

? Outputs Line balanced XLR Phones Max 5,6V, internal resistance 220 ohms

? Connectors for Remote control of tape transport functions.

? Weight 75lbs. Working posit. Horizontal and vertical
PS: As for useing my real name ... I only found that out after I logged in. :)

Reel to Reel Tape Machines / What can be done with ... TEAC A3340S
« on: August 14, 2008, 06:59:12 PM »
It seems the only deck I can pick up is a TEAC A3340S.
So what can be done with for IEC eq?

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