Marantz 5020 Cassette Deck

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  1. AlTinkster92

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    Hi Guys, I have a fairly nice 5020 cassette deck that sounds dull when playing a tape. Thought I would send it of for a tune up and new lube etc. Does anyone recommend a place I could send it to? I don't mind shipping. Thanks in advance :) Al
     
  2. Blast

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    Great deck! I used to have two of the 5020B back in '78. Wish I had bought the three head version, however. Have you cleaned and demagnetized the heads?
     
  3. AlTinkster92

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    Blast, no I haven't, only way I know to clean the heads is with one of those tapes you run in it...seen em on the auction site but they all look older than you know what. I heard the cleaning ability of those decreases as time goes by?
    Would really like to send it off if I can find a place... recap, new lube etc...
     
  4. onepixel

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    Before you send it off, make sure it's not the tape(s). Those things can go flat. Clean your head with isopropyl alcohol and Q-tips.

    I had a 5025B. Nice decks.
     
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    I don't care for those head cleaning tapes. Clean manually on a regular basis. And, if your heads are magnetized it will wipe the high fidelity out of each tape. It's the gift that keeps on giving. Get yourself a demagnetizer from the auction site.

    Agreed. Except, I would use denatured alcohol. Then, demag afterwards.

    Come to think of it, mine were 5025B, as well. Oh, well.
     
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    Still looking for a good place to send it to bump....
     

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