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thanks doc

The manual doesn't say anything but it has feet on the back.


Reel to Reel Tape Machines / cork
« on: January 26, 2007, 04:17:52 PM »
I passed today in front of an art supplied store and purchased two sheets of cork 1 and 2mm thick. I will build some spacers with it as well as a turntable mat.

The tech who sold me the deck also offered to find and send me some of the original spacers so I guess I'm all set.

Although I don't intend to use this deck for recording yesterday I did record three sides of lps on the only blank tape that I have. I haven't listened to it except for some minutes and the sound was very nice. Can't wait to build it's own Seduction. The deck really seems to be in good shape. BTW the mechanisms are not completely silent (at least compared to my Garrard TT). I mean you can listen to them if you get close and pay attention, is that normal? Supposedly they have just been lubed.

Finally can the heads be visually inspected?



Reel to Reel Tape Machines / RS1500 hub adapter spacers
« on: January 26, 2007, 12:20:49 PM »
The RS1500 manual mentions some spacers ("Hub thickness correction sheets") when using the Technics hub adapters. I don't have those spacers but without them my newly arrived deck reels are not in line with the head block causing some tape rubbing. I tried some cardboard spacers and voil?. Everything in line and no rubbing with the tape winding in the center of the reel. I have not found any reference to these spacers in the www. Anyone knows about them? Should I worry that there's some misalignment on the deck.

The tech who sold it says that they were perfectly aligned using Teac hubs. Is it that the Technics hubs are shorter?

I wonder how will a 7" reel behave since they don't use the adapters. I have some in their way.

Any advice otr thoughts will be mostly appreciated.

Xavier Cortes

Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Cool!
« on: January 21, 2007, 08:33:44 PM »
Thank you all!

Doc: Did you know that uploading those pictures just raised the price of the RS1500 market! Glad I purchased mine before.

Xavier Cortes

Tape Project Machines / Re: The Seduction Repro Amp Project
« on: January 19, 2007, 12:13:28 PM »
At the "I could save some money" level we already have the Seduction repro amp, which we may soon make available in the form of a small upgrade kit that mods a stock phono Seduction into an NAB/IEC switchable repro amp

Hey Doc, where do I signup for one? You can count me in as a beta tester.


Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Technics RS1500 head rewiring
« on: January 19, 2007, 12:09:40 PM »
I've been studying Charles King's and Doc's various posts regarding the rewiring of the RS1500. While I appreciate the beauty of Charles methods of directing the wire to the back I'd like to do this as simple as possible thus I'll take the wire out from the front.

I have one question: when attaching new cables directly to the heads, do the heads retain the old connections? If so, can I assume that you could use the deck either from the new outputs to a head preamp or using the deck's electronics? This would be very cool.


Xavier Cortes

Suggestion Box / I agree with Led Zep on the rock side...
« on: January 17, 2007, 04:56:13 PM »
Or maybe Hendrix.

On the classic side we need something massive. What about some Mahler or Wagner.

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