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Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Re: A80 bearings and where to buy them?
« on: March 13, 2019, 01:54:20 AM »
Thanks for the informative reply.

That's great! :)

Does anyone know what type of lubricant should be inside the bearing?

Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Re: A80 bearings and where to buy them?
« on: February 27, 2019, 07:07:42 AM »
Thanks, I'll take a look :)

I thought skate bearings wouldn't be good enough.

Reel to Reel Tape Machines / A80 bearings and where to buy them?
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:50:58 AM »
Hi all.

I have an A80/R machine and the bearings are a little noisey so I'm looking to replace them.

Does anyone know which type are best and where to buy them?

I've been recommended the SKF W619002Z Stainless Steel Metal Shielded found here: well as the metal bearing type found here:

The stainless ones are double the price but what about ABEC 7 type? I've read on a thread here that they are much quieter than the SKF types but where do I find them?

I want to get a good compromise in price too, the best if I can.

I'm based in the UK.

Any help would be great.

Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Re: Recording meters for Studer A807
« on: July 13, 2015, 01:55:29 AM »
Some came with them, some didn't.

Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Recording meters for Studer A807
« on: July 05, 2015, 03:16:40 AM »
Hello all.

Can anyone recommend me some meters for recording? My A807 doesn't have meters you see. If anyone has some that they are not using please get in touch.

Many thanks

Can anyone recommend me some meters for recording?


Is the Studer A807 MKII compatible with the Tape Project tapes? I see the others like the A810, A820 but not the A807.... any reason why?

I've bagged an A807!!!

Looks like it's in super shape too, so I'll be back with some pics. :)


Yes I think the A807 is the best choice too. Another questio, I'm using unbalanced equipment... would this cause a problem with record/playback on an A807 for example?

I guess I'd have to use the adapter or have cables made from RCA to XLR but will it sound ok?

Greetings all.

Very pleased to meet you all.

(not sure if this is the best place to introduce myself)

My name is Josie. I live in the UK.

Up until 2 years ago I was in to tape for about 10 years. I ran a Pioneer RT-909, it was a lovely machine.

I'm now looking in to buying another RT-909 or maybe something else? So I'd love to get some advice on the following.

Revox A700 - Looks great, and sounds like a nice machine but parts seem to be hard to find
Studer A807 - I'd really like an A807 but the ones I can afford don't have the VU meters to which I'd need I think.
Revox G36 - Love this little thing, I've heard one running and sounded great.
Otari MX55 - I've heard that these are on a par with the Studer A807?
Teac X1000M - Supposed to be the dog's bol**cks but is it easy to maintain/service?

and of course....
Pioneer RT-909 - Very close to my heart and would love another one. So I'd be very interested in finding a very nice one if anyone has one?

I have a budget but if I could get one that leaves me with something for some tapes etc, that would be great.

Many thanks for any help in advance.


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