Discussion in 'Tape' started by mrgates3, Dec 5, 2008.
Here's something BIG. The SIEMENS RC-555 from 1979. It plays really nice.
Picked up another one at good will for $9 Sankyo STD 2000. Needs new belts and some adjustment as the cassette loads, FF and REW, but the play and record button won't move.
I have manual for it must be some sort of adjustment needed internally when the tape is inserted.
Heh heh...heh heh...STD...heh heh...
I thought the same thing.
I'm just a sucker for the large VU meters. Just couldnt walk away. Especially if price was right.
And while pretty simple and not hugely respected - both of these decks play very well. Dont know how well they record - I dont do recording usually anyway. But their sound really did surprise me - much better than I expected:
Very early 60's Denon tube reel to reel. Recapped, plays amazing for being 60 years old
My Pioneer CT-F750 just got new belts thanks to wjoe.com and a new power button cover from eBay. Luckily that was all it needed to hit the road again.
My main listening room "system" which features a Marantz 5030B, teac X-1000R and a lowly Teac 4030S. They all run nicely and I enjoy seeing the electric bill.
Found this computer rendering of my "new" toy. Not 100% accurate; note the metal looking pinch roller. It's a beautiful deck, though. My reproduction Akai labeled reels should arrive tomorrow. Then I'll post the real thing.
Unpacking, I found my RTR tapes. I haven't had a working deck for over 10 year, and decided it was time!
Jolene, in action!
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