Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Marantzaholic, May 21, 2003.
Is it blowing warm air pretty well though?
That is hilarious and an amazing score.
My recent spots:
Sony STR-K880 receiver
Yamaha RX-V795aRDS receiver
Kef iQ3 (sadly, little fingers had been at the coax tweeter metal dome)
B&W CC3 centre speaker
Onkyo BD-SP808 Blu-Ray & TX-NR906 receiver (£350 the pair...)
Arcam AVR200 AV receiver
Denon UD-M31 mini system and speakers
Tangent E24 centre
Managed to resist all so far... I should have picked up the Tangent to convert into a Bluetooth speaker...
Oh, and a Sony CDP-M33 that's been sitting on a shelf at £2.49 for months...
Did a little wheeling and dealing today. Sold $80 of golf clubs and spent $70 on:
BIC Beam Box FM antenna
Medicus hinged 5 Iron
Nice scroe and hilarious!
I picked up a brand new Zildjian cymbal for $2 once.
They thought it was a serving platter and it was in with the kitchen wares.
In case you don't know, that's an easy $100 if it's not split anywhere.
8 cents at buy the pound today. Figured I'd take a chance at that price
That button cell will likely need replaced, but other than that it should be fine.
Isn't the white button in there just magnets?
It's likely a CR 3032. The demagnetizer works by sending current to a small coil behind the tape pad. At least that's how any one I ever had worked.
In the picture in post #24350, the white circle between the 2 holes in the cassette is a battery holder - you can see the battery contacts through the cassette case. A button battery is used to power the magnet(s) at the bottom of the cassette that will be close to the tape heads and do the demagnetizing. Pressing play on the deck with the cassette loaded will complete the circuit and demagnetize the heads. Usually you only need to press play for a few seconds for this to work - try to get the instructions for exactly how long to keep it on.
Are you sure? The white circle moves along a track when you press fast forward and then reverse.
No magnets at the bottom of the cassette:
I guess you're right - it's not a battery holder. It looked identical to a Teac demagnetizer I had back in the day, which did use a button battery and had contacts that looked like the pic above. And the magnet seems to be the same size as a button battery. This design is pretty much maintenance-free - no battery to replace. Sorry about that.
That's so funny. I've never seen one like that before. Kinda cool, I guess.
I think you want to hit play though rather than FF as that won't move the tape head into position.
Found this on it
Look at the gap between the magnet and the tape head. That video actually illustrates it very nicely. I'm not convinced.
I was wondering the same thing. Found the instructions online though:
I bought these 1980 Akai SW-N5 based on weight and aesthetics alone. Used with the Akai UC series mini systems they were perfect for a dorm.
Haven't test them yet. Those California Polytechnic students were too hard on their gear, were they?
Picked these at the thrift. RS $5 B&W $60. Those B&W are way accurate. I like em just need to find a place for them
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