Sony TC-RX55ES

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  1. Tiecode

    Tiecode AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I have a Sony tc-rx55es cassette deck that has a strange problem. All high frequencies are missing on one channel. I have confirmed this by switching the speaker cables and using other devices to verify it is in the cassette. Any one have an idea or two?
     

     

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  2. Hajidub

    Hajidub Chihuahua/Pug = Chug Subscriber

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    Dirty path, bad azimuth, bias current needs to be adjusted. Is this on prerecorded tapes, all tapes, recorded tapes from another deck?

    Edit: No bias adjust. Download SM from hifiengine.com 55/55es are the same. Belt might be worn also.
     
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  3. Tiecode

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    All tapes.
     
  4. BOUXY

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    Sony cdp-508esd??????????????????
     
  5. Tiecode

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    Sony TC-RX55ES sorry.
     
  6. Tiecode

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    Want to thank everyone for there help. Adjusting the azimuth did the trick. Thanks.
     

     

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  7. Tiecode

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    Well I thought it worked. Turning the wrong screw. The service manual doesn't show the location of the azimuth screw. Anyone know?
     
  8. Blue Shadow

    Blue Shadow I gotta get me a new title

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    You can edit the title. Over on the right above the first post is a Thread Tools, on of those is edit title. Give it a try, you paid for the opportunity with your subscription.
     
  9. Blue Shadow

    Blue Shadow I gotta get me a new title

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    Nice job with the edit. Now this thread doesn't look out of place in the Tape forum.
     
  10. Tiecode

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    Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks.
     
  11. Hajidub

    Hajidub Chihuahua/Pug = Chug Subscriber

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    Any luck Tie? Weird how it seemed fixed but you were turning the wrong screw.
     

     

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  12. BilboBaggins

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    Try cleaning all the controls with deoxit, assuming these aren’t touch pads.
     
  13. Tiecode

    Tiecode AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    No luck yet.
     
  14. Tiecode

    Tiecode AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    OK here is the latest. I tried to record with the deck tonight and it sounded worse. Could the tape head be bad?
     
  15. Hajidub

    Hajidub Chihuahua/Pug = Chug Subscriber

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    I still believe it's an azimuth adjustment issue. I think the head it off kilter.
     
  16. Tiecode

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    Do you know were the adjustment screw is?
     

     

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  17. Hajidub

    Hajidub Chihuahua/Pug = Chug Subscriber

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    Did you download the service manual for it, like I suggested in my first post? It lists adjustment locations, for all types of calibration on this unit.
     
  18. Tiecode

    Tiecode AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Yes I did, but it didn't show were the azmuith screw was located. Sorry it has taken so long to respond. I have moved on to another project for now.
     

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