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vincedog3
01-02-2008, 09:48 PM
A fun list of Tape machines of one type or another.

Otari MX5050 mk. 2..sold, bad mistake. miss it. no unbalanced though.
Teac A-4300s..sx...and no S at all
Teac A-3300
Teac A-105
Teac A-650
Teac A-103
Teac A-360s
Teac X-10 and X-10r
Teac A-2000r
Tandberg TCD-3014...miss this one too.
Tascam 52
JVC KDA-55
Sony/Superscope CR-302
NAD 6300
Nakamichi ZX-7
Nakamichi LX-5
Realisitic SC-1...Junk machine
Sony TC-355...dead channel but still sounded good.
Just a few machines that I can remember having now and had.

ampegdan
01-02-2008, 10:01 PM
At least 30 since the late '70's; four reels, four 8-tracks, the rest cassette.
Wouldn't be so many but I have a weakness for old Walkmans, and nice cassette decks are coming out of the woodwork these days.
Main cassette decks-Onkyo TA-R33, H/K 400XM, Kyocera D-601, Realistic SCT-33
Main reel-Sony TC645
Main 8-track-LearJet Stereo 8
Dan

Macdude
01-02-2008, 10:25 PM
Wow, way too many to remember.. Here are a few I have now...

Cassette Decks
==========
Akai GX-7
Akai GX-A5X
Nakamichi 480
Nakamichi Dragon
Nakamichi DR-3
Aiwa 3800
Pioneer CT-F1000
Pioneer CT-F8282
Pioneer CT-F6262
Technics RS-M45
Teac A-150
Sansui (model? "load-o-matic" or something like that on the front)

Open Reel Decks
===========
Teac A-1500
Teac A-4010SL
Teac A-4010GSL
Teac 1230

8-Track Decks
==========
Technics RS-858 Quad Recorder
Lafayette Quad Player

All I can say is, when they all work... :music:

EDIT:
//////// If boomboxes/portable stereos count:

Panasonic RX-5150 (x2)
Panasonic RX-5050 (x2)
Panasonic RX-4950
Panasonic RX-4940
Panasonic RX-5150FA (Australian Model, 240 volt)
Panasonic Platinum Series (model? Bi-Amped, dual cassette, digital tuner)
Sony CFS-500
Sharp VZ-2000 (with both sides play vertical linear turntable)
JVC RC-M70
JVC PC-37
Sanyo M9990
Sanyo M9975
GE "Blockbuster"
Pioneer SK-550
...and about 6 other smaller boxes which models do not come to mind.

Walkmans too?
Sony WM-1 (x2)
Sony WM-F1 (x2)
Sony WM-F15
Sony WM-22
Sony TPS-L2 (x5)
Sanyo (model? codename "the brick")
Sanyo M-G35
Aiwa HS-P07 (same as the one seen in "Back to the Future")
Aiwa HS-P06
Hitachi CP-200R
Infinity "Intimate" Personal Stereo
KLH "Solo" Personal Stereo
...still more

Scorpion8
01-02-2008, 10:45 PM
Hmmmmm...

OPEN REEL:
Akai GX-267D owned since new in 1980

CASSETTE:
Akai GX-M3
NAD 6155
NAD 6040A
HK 100m
HK 400Xm
Sony TC-K65-II Owned since new in ~1980
Denon DRM-540 (x2)
Denon DR-M20
Nakamichi 480
Nakamichi 581
Nakamichi LX-3
Aiwa AD-R40
Technics RS-M226
Technics RS-M227x

Just got finished cannibalizing off a few old ruins...

.... so now there's room for more!

braxus
01-02-2008, 11:02 PM
If I had free rain to get as many decks I wanted, I'd add these to the list of decks I have now:

Now: Luxman K-112
Aiwa XK-S9000
Sony TC-K909ES
JVC PC-55 ghetto
Aiwa HS-G35 walkman

Wanted:

BIC T-4M
Aiwa XK-009 Excelia (I sold this and wish I kept it)
Luxman K-05
Nakamichi CR-7A
Tandbery TCD-3014A
Nakamichi 1000ZXL
Revox B77HS
Otari MX-5050BIII 4 head
Akai CR-81D
Studer 1/2" 2 track
Pioneer CT-93
JVC TD-V1010 (I almost bought one of these for $60)
JVC TD-V6 (my ex brother in laws old deck)
Portable Nagra stereo unit recorder

Those above would top my list. I wouldn't even mind having Radio Shacks early 80s 3 head silver deck which was the best they ever made.

vinyldavid
01-02-2008, 11:26 PM
8track:
Panasonic quad
Realistic RS-803
Centrex something

Cassette:
portable walkman (sony)
Sony TC-K670 (since deceased)
Technics M222
Technics M224
Technics Double Cassette deck (x2) (one's a RS-TR355)
Akai GX912
Denon M-14HX

Reel to reel:
TEAC A-3340S
Panasonic RS-790 (I think, it doesn't work)
there might be a couple more on the way....

Portable:
JVC RC-M70 J/W
Sony FH-7 Mk3. Not really portable but......

Scorpion8
01-02-2008, 11:30 PM
Technics M222
Technics M224......

We should meld the entire Technics line ....

danj
01-03-2008, 01:16 AM
At least eight different R2R machines between 1973 and 2000:
Sony TC366, TC377, TC580
TEAC A2300SD, X7 X10
REVOX A77, Pioneer 909 (?)
Tandberg (?) what a POS that was.

At least 30 cassette decks since 1974 to present:
TEAC A360S, A450
3 Sony, 2 Sansui, 2 Yamaha, 1 Onkyo, 1 Denon
2 Pioneers including a CTF-1250!
1 DUAL, 1 NAD
BIC T4M (YES!), 1 TOSHIBA (almost identical to the BIC)
1 Sanyo, 1 Fisher, 1 AKAI
8 Nakamichis, 1 Tandberg, 2 HKs
4 Marantz, several Kenwoods - is that it?
CURRENT: 1 Sony, 1 Marantz, 1 Nakamichi
NEVER HAD: LUXMAN, REVOX, or B&O.
Didn't need to buy most of them but I couldn't help myself. About a quarter were bought new, the rest used but always in nice condition. The BIC and the Tandberg made excellent recordings but both were very troublesome and not worth the price of admission. My serviceman saw them more than I did!

Ozric
01-03-2008, 02:45 AM
Currently I own:

OPEN REEL
Teac X-2000R (Black)
Teac X-700R (Black)
Teac X-3R
Teac A6300
Teac A4300 SX
Teac A2300 SR
Akai GX-747 (Black)
Technics - RS-1700
Revox B-77 MkII
Pioneer RT-707
3M Wollensak 5250

CASSETTE
Onkyo Integra TA-2048
Onkyo Integra TA-2066
Denon DRM-740
Pioneer CT-F750
Teac CX-650R
Akai GX-F-80 (2)
Tascam 302

I think I have too much stuff !!

vinyldavid
01-03-2008, 02:47 AM
I think I have too much stuff !!

I'll relieve you of most of it! :D

Brent71
01-03-2008, 04:35 AM
Cassette decks:
Akai GX-R66 and a Proton (don't remember the model), both long gone

Reel to reel decks:
Sony TC-651
Sony TC-666
Otari MX5050BII

both of the Sony's are in storage at my dad's house

braxus
01-03-2008, 10:38 AM
Sony TC-666


OOoo tape deck from HELL. That must of been a doozy. Your Otari 5050- can you peg the meters to +9db?

BrocLuno
01-03-2008, 10:41 AM
Can't even remember back that far, but well over 25-30. I started when reel was mono and cars had 4 track cartridge players. I've spun a lot of tape in the intervening years :)

Currently I have something like the following:

BIC T-3 two speed cassette
Nakamichi 480 (2 each)
Kenwood 1030 (?)
Pioneer CTF900
Pioneer RT901
Sony TK77R
Denon 740
Akai GX (something)
ROTEL 1010
Marantz portable cassette
a few Sony Walk People

... and a few others I can't remember - oh well, memory is starting to go :(

bshorey
01-03-2008, 11:06 AM
A fun list of Tape machines of one type or another.

Otari MX5050 mk. 2..sold, bad mistake. miss it. no unbalanced though.
Teac A-4300s..sx...and no S at all
Teac A-3300
Teac A-105
Teac A-650
Teac A-103
Teac A-360s
Teac X-10 and X-10r
Teac A-2000r
Tandberg TCD-3014...miss this one too.
Tascam 52
JVC KDA-55
Sony/Superscope CR-302
NAD 6300
Nakamichi ZX-7
Nakamichi LX-5
Realisitic SC-1...Junk machine
Sony TC-355...dead channel but still sounded good.
Just a few machines that I can remember having now and had.

I never got into reel to reel, but when everybody was buying 8 tracks I bought my first nice cassette machine, a Teac A400. Ended up with an Aiwa 6900, which I still have, and have since added another 6900 and a 6900 Mk II.

I'm in the process of converting a lot of stuff to digital, so eventually I'll wean that collection down to the single 6900 Mk II.

Can't say I've had a lot of decks, but the 6900's have served me well over the years.

bs

gummy
01-03-2008, 12:41 PM
At this moment of time I have 40+ R2R decks, inc Studer,Technics,Sony,Akai,Ferrograph,Philips,Nagra ,Revox, plus others. One day I will :yes:

Scorpion8
01-03-2008, 12:46 PM
At this moment of time I have 40+ R2R decks, inc....

Not sure there's a smiley-emoticon for gasping quite like I did when I saw that .....

Brent71
01-03-2008, 02:30 PM
OOoo tape deck from HELL. That must of been a doozy. Your Otari 5050- can you peg the meters to +9db?I never liked the model number of that Sony either, but they're great working decks. It's a 4 head deck that will play/record in both directions but you can't monitor the tape while you're recording.

I haven't done anything with my Otari yet except look at it. I just got it last week and haven't gotten around to messing with it.

Cosmic
01-03-2008, 10:53 PM
Cassettes:

First cassette deck, about 1973: cheap, cheap battery-powered Phillips mono deck. I spent more joyful hours on that one than probably any deck I have owned since.

2: ITT stereo portable cassette; stereo mic included.

3: Teac 410. Great unit, lasted 20 years.

4: (current) Tascam 112Mk2.


R-t-R:

First: 1968 Aiwa 4-track stationary/portable (if you put in 8 D batteries) :eek: The tape guides appeared to have been made using bent paperclips.

Current:
Teac X-1000R
Studer 807Mk.2

Best,
C.

reeltorock
01-04-2008, 12:04 PM
Seabreeze "Voice of Music" tube R2R
Sony TC-630 "Stereo Center"
Sony TC-355
Sony TC-377
Sony TC-755
Akai GX-230D
Akai 4000DS
Akai GX-630D
Teac X-3
Teac A-4010S
Teac 3300S-2T
Teac X-2000BL
Tascam 34B

Technics RS-M205
Technics RS-M215
Sony TC-xx early '80s
Akai GXC-709D
Nakamichi CR-3A
Nakamichi CR-5
Nakamichi CR-7
Teac V-7

What actually remains today? The Nak CR-7 and Tascam 34B are in my main system, my dad uses the CR-3A, and the Sony TC-755, Teac X-3 and 3300S-2T are on the bench. Everything else was either sold or dismantled never to be repaired. I think I gave my grandfather the Technics RS-M215. I really wish I still had the Teac X-2000, she sure was mint...the upgrades to Mac pre/power meant it had to go. Gotta find a B77MKII or PR99 one day...

And this is all in 12 years of collecting since I was 8 years old. I wonder how many more there will be in the next 40 years I'll probably be doing this...

SaSi
01-04-2008, 12:32 PM
I have recently re-acquired the R2R syndrome and have bought a few. Not really into building a collection of them, but...

Already have:
Teac X-3R (bought used but mint condition - almost unused)
Revox PR 99 MkII (bought used with symptoms of age but working fine - currently undergoing full restoration)

On the way:
Technics RS-1506 (appears in excellent condition)
Revox B77MkII (low speed model)

Still looking for a good condition nice priced 4-track Auto reverse (either Teac or Pioneer, X1000R or RT-909 are my favourites - anyone cares to oblige?)

There are a couple of Aiwa walkman recorders, and a few cassette decks:

Superscope (model forgotten) used until 1977 and "serviced" by me more times than it could handle. Scrapped.
Technics RS-631 (Bought new in 1978, died 1992)
Aiwa AD-F800 (bought new to replace the 631, still going fine),
Technics RS-B 965 (bought used but mint condition, backup for the Aiwa)

DAS37
01-05-2008, 12:31 PM
First one I ever had was a nice Onkyo auto-reverse deck back in 1986. It was stolen out of my storage unit in 1989.

Then, in 1991 I got a Sony 3-head with a door that opened electronically like a CDP. This unit finally died in 2002.

In 2004, I obtained my current deck, a Nak ZX-9. This deck is in excellent condition and has taught me what a casette deck can really do.

BrocLuno
01-05-2008, 12:39 PM
Something like 30+ over the course from 1964 to date. Started with a Wolensak mono reel machine and I have about 8-10 now. Lot of trading along the way.

gggoattt
01-05-2008, 09:38 PM
I've got over 100 reel to reel decks in mint condition (except for a few donor units) and about 80 cassette decks. In addition, I have about 60 minidisc home recorders. I tend to have several of each model, particularly the ones that I like and/or have proven themselves to me to be outstanding performers. Here are partial lists of what I can remember off the top of my head right now:



Reel to reel:

Teac X-700R (several, both silver and black versions)
Teac X-2000R (several both silver and black, including a NOS black unit)
Teac X-1000R (several black and silver variations)
Teac X-300 (several)
Teac X-300R (3 units)
Teac X-3 (several, including both EE and non-EE versions)
Teac X-3R (2 units)
Teac X-7R
Tascam 22-2
Realistic TR-3000 (several)
Akai GX-77 (black)
Akai GX-4000D (several)
Akai GX-4000DB (2 units, including black and silver versions)
Akai 4000DB (several...one of the ONLY decks that does NOT have crosstalk from the other side of the tape)
Akai 4000DB Mk II (NOS)
Akai X-1800SD
Akai 1710 (a few of these)
Akai GX-747dbx (black and silver versions)
Akai GX-747 (silver)
Sony TC-580 (black)
Sony TC-630 (several, plus one NIB NOS untouched)
Sony TC-630D (several, including my father's 1st deck which I used at age 3)
Pioneer RT-909 (a few)
Pioneer RT-707 (several...one of the best reel to reel decks ever, but prone to noise in the input stages and electronic unreliability)
Pioneer RT-701 (2 units)
Sanyo MR 929 (my first deck at age 5)
Tascam 388



Cassette:

JVC TD-V661 (about 20...the best all around cassette deck EVER; the least finicky, most reliable, unbelievably CONSISTENT, plays ANY tape well)
JVC TD-V662 (2)
JVC TD-V66 (several)
JVC TD-V1010 (2, both titanium)
JVC TD-V721 (a few)
JVC-TD-V621
JVC TD-W709 (several dual JVC decks...can't remember all the models)
JVC TD-W718
JVC TD-W354
Denon DN-790R (NOS)
Denon DRM-700
Marantz...some gold thing with DBX, can't remember the model
Teac V-970X
Teac V-8030S (several, including both gold and black models)
Teac V-6030S (2 units, both gold)
Teac Z-6000 (NOS)
Teac Z-5000
Akai GX-95 Mk II
Tascam 122 Mk II (a few)
Pioneer CT-S55R (my first personal "good" cassette deck at age 12)
Pioneer Elite CT-93
Pioneer Elite CT-91
Pioneer Elite CT-43
Pioneer Elite CT-41
Pioneer Elite CT-05D
Pioneer CT-W606R w/Digital NR
Sony TC-KA7ES (gold)
Sony TC-KA5ES (2 units, both gold)
Sony TC-KA3ES (2 units, both black)
Sony TC-KA1ES
Aiwa AD-F810U (3 units, all black)
Aiwa AD-F1000
Onkyo Integra TA-6711
Onkyo Integra TA-207
Onkyo TA-6510
Realistic SCT-25 (the first cassette deck in my family in 1980)
Tascam 688



Minidisc:

Sony MDS-JA333ES (several, both black and gold versions)
Sony MDS-JA555ES (several, gold versions)
Sony MDS-JA20ES (4 units)
Sony MDS-JA22ES (gold)
Sony MDS-JA30ES (gold)
Sony MDS-JB930 (5 units, gold, silver, and black)
Sony MDS-JB980 (silver)
Sony MDS-JA3ES (black)
Sony MDS-JB940 (several units, both silver and gold, one black)
Sony MDS-JB920 (4 units, black)
Sony MXD-D400 (2 units)
Sony MXD-D3
Sony MDS-W1 direct ATRAC lossless dubbing decks (4 units, all black)
Onkyo MD-133 HiMD decks (3 units, silver)
Onkyo MD-2321 (4 units)
Denon DMD-1000 (2 units, black)
Denon DMD-M10 (gold)
Denon DMD-1300 (gold)
JVC XM-448
Kenwood MD-2070 (5 units, silver)
Kenwood MD-1070 (black)
Pioneer Elite MJ-7MD
Teac MD-H300LP
Teac MD-H500
Teac MD-10
Yamaha MDX-595 (2 units)
Tascam MD-350
Tascam MD-CD1



These are only partial lists. There are several that I can't remember the model numbers; particularly overseas models. I also have a few thousand NOS blank reels, mostly 1/4" 7" reels, consisting of predominantly Quantegy GP9, 3M 996, 3M 986, 3M 966, 3M 176, 3M 228, Maxell UD, Maxell XLI, TDK LX-B, TDK GX, Basf 900, Basf 468, Zonal, Maxell XL-II, TDK SA, etc...and just about one or two of nearly any and all rebrands/store "cheap-o" tapes. I have enough reels to record every second of my life. Twice. LOL...

In addition, I have about a thousand cassettes of all makes and models...way too many. I also have several hundred minidiscs...probably near a thousand...mostly collectable units from overseas as well as a plethora of Sony "Premium" gold discs as they are superb and now discontinued.

vinyldavid
01-05-2008, 09:53 PM
I've got over 100 reel to reel decks in mint condition (except for a few donor units) and about 80 cassette decks. In addition, I have about 60 minidisc home recorders. I tend to have several of each model, particularly the ones that I like and/or have proven themselves to me to be outstanding performers.

These are only partial lists. There are several that I can't remember the model numbers; particularly overseas models. I also have a few thousand NOS blank reels, mostly 1/4" 7" reels, consisting of predominantly Quantegy GP9, 3M 996, 3M 986, 3M 966, 3M 176, 3M 228, Maxell UD, Maxell XLI, TDK LX-B, TDK GX, Basf 900, Basf 468, Zonal, Maxell XL-II, TDK SA, etc...and just about one or two of nearly any and all rebrands/store "cheap-o" tapes. I have enough reels to record every second of my life. Twice. LOL...

In addition, I have about a thousand cassettes of all makes and models...way too many. I also have several hundred minidiscs...probably near a thousand...mostly collectable units from overseas as well as a plethora of Sony "Premium" gold discs as they are superb and now discontinued.

DUDE! HOLY CHIT! I am in shock. :drool:

vinyldavid
01-05-2008, 10:06 PM
:worthless

Scorpion8
01-05-2008, 10:11 PM
I remain speechless ....

nakmandan
01-07-2008, 03:24 PM
Wow, good question. I had to think about this one for a while. In no particular order:

Technics RS-B50 (my first decent deck)
Denon DR-M44HX
Denon DR-M33
Nakamichi 680ZX
NAK 680
NAK MR-1 (3)
NAK MR-2 (6)
NAK 600 (2)
NAK 600II
NAK BX-100
NAK BX-125
NAK 480
NAK BX-300
Pioneer CT-F850
Pioneer CT-F900

and a few other Sonys, Aiwas and Technics. Not including some Alpine and Kenwood car units and a few portables either.

My favorites are the Denon DR-M44HX, NAK 600II, 680ZX and MR-1/BX-300 (in no particular order).

braxus
01-07-2008, 09:44 PM
I've got over 100 reel to reel decks in mint condition (except for a few donor units) and about 80 cassette decks.

I think I know who you are. Didn't I sell you my Aiwa XK-009 which you a year later sold-if it is you? Does "Gimme My Tape Deck" mean anything?

nakmandan
01-07-2008, 11:08 PM
I don't think this is the "Gimme my tape deck" guy as I remember he had a bunch of high end Nakamichis and gggoattt didn't list any. But in the world of cyberspace and pick any screen name you want, you never know.

gggoattt
01-07-2008, 11:56 PM
Hi there...

Never had an XK-009 nor any Nakamichi decks (or Tandberg's for that matter). Regarding the last two, I have heard too many horror stories over the last 20 years or so...and repairing decks that are eternally breaking was never something I cared to get involved in, especially when parts (and the companies themselves) are pretty much non-existent.

Even compared to the TC-KA7ES, Z-6000, V-8030S, and GX-95, the JVC TD-V661/662 stands on its own. The absolute most consistently perfect performing decks I have ever used. These JVC's never have a problem playing tapes recorded on any other deck (the 7ES and the 8030S are VERY picky), and they can extract AMAZING performance out of nearly ANY tape...even complete bottom of the basement generic tapes. I've never been so impressed with a deck regarding reliability, confidence in recorded output (set the calibration via proper procedure for ANY tape and get the BEST results for that tape...something the high end Sony's and Teac's simply do NOT do; they require manual setting by ear and although effective and time consuming, the JVC's reap of competence when setting them "by the book;" this gives the user the confidence that the deck IS set as good as possible for any desired tape), and absolute ability to play a tape recorded on ANY decently set up deck nearly as good AS the deck that tape was recorded on. A true hidden gem...even if the build quality comes nowhere near other high-end decks. It doesn't matter...this deck performs.

dshoaf
01-08-2008, 08:14 AM
I owned only a few myself:

- Revox A77
- Magnecord 724 (maybe an 824) all tube
- Crown SX-722 (1/2 track mastering machine)

The nice thing was that I worked on lots and lots of tape decks back in the 70s. I recognize many of the models listed here - some of them were unreasonably complex to deal with from a mechanical standpoint while others were absolutely simple but effective. This applied to cassette as well as R2R decks.

While there was always something about having music running with those big 10.5" reels slowly spinning like giant windmills. They always went well with in a semi-dark room, with a Lava Lamp going and some bouncing meters. I don't miss them now, though.

Cheers,

David

melofelo
01-08-2008, 12:15 PM
been through about 8 to date..

current :

marantz sd 451 auto rev
marantz sd 40
akai gx 52
hitachi de-7
hitachi de-3
&
aiwa af-3090 casseiver

previous :

aiwa 3500
aiwa adf 350

philliam
04-01-2008, 09:09 PM
There's something hypnotic about those reels goin' round and round...

R/R:

Akai GX-267D (what a great machine-dead silent operation and terrific playback performance, even on live recordings made in the 70's)
Akai GX-255
Akai DS-4000 Mk II
TEAC 4010S (old workhorse)
TEAC A-1230 (not quite up to the standard of the 267D, but still a good deck)
Sony TC-250 (needs work)

Cassette:

Akai GX-M50 (in continuous service since 1978-not too shabby)
TEAC R-435X (makes you remember why you like this format)
TEAC R-919X (needs control belt, but if it can have better performance than the R-435X it will be worth it)
Nakamichi BX-1 & BX-100 (both need idler drive tire repair, but for $1 each they'll be worth fixing)
Pioneer CT-F6262
Denon & Sansui generic 80's cassette decks in apartment and garage systems

vincei
04-01-2008, 11:42 PM
Cassettes:

Technics RS-B405
Sony ES TC-K909ES (best sounding of the bunch)
Sony ES TC-K870ES
Sony ES TC-K890ES
Sony ES TC-K690ES

Reel to Reel:

Teac A-3340S
Teac A-3440S
Tascam 34B x5
Tascam 48 1/2" (Best sounding of the bunch)

That's what I can remember of course...:scratch2:

Left: TC-K870ES Cassette deck.

pioneervato
04-01-2008, 11:58 PM
Currently I have the following:

Pioneer CT-F1000 (2)
Pioneer CT-F950
Pioneer CT-F900 (2)
Pioneer CT-F850 (2)
Pioneer CT-F9191 (3)
Pioneer CT-F500 (2)
Pioneer RT-707
Pioneer RT-901

beemer
04-02-2008, 01:41 AM
Ok:

cassette:

2 Nak Dragons: Sold
3 Nak 600II's still here
3 Nak 600's still here
Nak 1000 still here
TEAC Z-7000 Master deck still here (preffered to Dragon)
Numerous lesser cassette decks have come and gone.

Reels:

2 Technics RS1500US one gone one here
1 TEAC A-1200U my first reel deck long gone
2 TEAC A-3340S both here
1 TEAC X-1000R silver with wood case perfect and still here
1 TEAC X-2000R black face/wood case still here
1 Sony TC-765 great highly underrated and overlooked deck still here
2 Otari MX5050 B-II-2 still here one is a parts machine
1 Otari MX5050 BQ-2 still here
1 Akai GX-77 still here.
1 Akai GX-747 silver face still here
1 Akai GX-747Dbx black face still here
1 Akai GX635D silver face still here.

Best,

Paul :thmbsp:

goldear
04-02-2008, 03:36 AM
I'm only going to list the most interesting machines that I have ever owned. The entire list would be far too long.

Open Reel:
Sony: TC-880-2, TC-766-2, TC-765, TC-399, TC-770-2
Revox: A77, B77, G36, C270
Tandberg TD20A, TD20ASE
Teac: X-2000R, X-1000R, A3340, A2340
Tascam: 52, 44
Otari MX-5050BII, MX-5050BQ2
Akai GX747 dbx

Cassette:
Nakamichi: CR-7a, Dragon (no more, unfortunately), ZX-9, 700II, CR-4a, BX300, RX-505
Tandberg: 3014A, 3014, 440A
Revox B215
Kyocera: D-811
JVC: KD-A77
Sony TC-K909ES

I seriously need to thin my collection.

Sansui Louie
04-02-2008, 06:19 AM
Too many to list. Makes my brain hurt just thinking about it.

Vintage TX
04-02-2008, 06:51 AM
In use right now. Tascam 44, Teac X-1000 R, Akai 1710, Tascam 42 and Teac X-10 R, but got around 90 more sitting around here:D

BrocLuno
04-02-2008, 09:29 AM
Way to many over about 40 odd years. Started with a little Panasonic 1/4 reel portable 3 1/2 inch R2R. Moved up to 4 track cartridge (Muntz), then on to 8 track (Lear) and finally to cassette (1st one was a Sharp). Along the way I got a 4 track R2R for taping off air (Pioneer RT901, still have it). Have had at least 25 cassette decks including pro-grade field recorders (for taping from mixing boards). The current list is in another thread here somewhere :)

Sir.Byrd
04-08-2008, 06:25 PM
Six of them have passed through me, in 4 months.

8 if you count 8-track!

9 if you count both 8-track and beta-max!

7 if you count just beta!

justw
04-08-2008, 07:42 PM
Lafeyette 8 Track recorder
Roberts with a CrossField head
Advent 201
Teac top loadin cassette
Pioneer RT701
Advent 201
Always wanted a Nak 1000.
Now I own none. I burn to CD's and/or store on hard drives as flac.
No VU meters to watch or gain to ride and don't need no stinkin' Dolby.:music:

braxus
04-08-2008, 08:24 PM
Cassette:
Nakamichi: CR-7a, Dragon (no more, unfortunately), ZX-9,


How do you find they compare against each other? Some say the Dragon is the best playback deck, while the CR-7A is the better recorder. And some say the ZX-9 is better then the CR-7A. Since you have all three- what can you say in this regard? Which is the best all round Nak?


Sony TC-K909ES


How do you like this deck? I also own one of these and love it. Funny it never got up there compared to other decks.

Gohan
04-08-2008, 11:38 PM
Sony TC-FX25 Cassttte

http://www.vintagecassette.com/Sony/TC-FX25

goldear
04-09-2008, 02:49 AM
How do you find they compare against each other? Some say the Dragon is the best playback deck, while the CR-7A is the better recorder. And some say the ZX-9 is better then the CR-7A. Since you have all three- what can you say in this regard? Which is the best all round Nak?

How do you like this deck? I also own one of these and love it. Funny it never got up there compared to other decks.
Frankly I'm just so busy that I haven't had the time to do a side by side comparison yet. And I'm not sure that I can add anything new to this discusion anyway as this has been debated endlessly for years. So I'll try to answer this question a different way.

The Dragon is the most convienient machine to play a wide variety of tapes on becuase of the auto-azimuth, and it is also the very coolest looking machine ever made IMHO. It has the "keys to the kingdom" on the front (I love this, but it is also a PITA if your not in the mood to just play around). But the mechanism is complex, and consequently is prone to failure. And the lack of a Real time tape counter bites IMO. I also dislike the single-color meters, as it makes it harder to tell from across the room if your levels are peaking too high.

The CR-7A is the easiest unit to record on due to the auto calibration feature. It also has playback azimuth correction, but this is manual, so you need to tweak it by ear, if you want to take advantage of this feature. It has a real-time tape counter, and a superly easy to read display and HUGE meters (I LOVE this). The biggest downside is that the tranport is the somewhat less robust Sankyo transport. But at least these are easy to fix.

The ZX-9 has the "Keys to the Kindom" just like the Dragon. But the Azimuth adjustment works on record only. This means that, assuming that your playback head is calibrated correctly, it can theoretically record the most precisely calibrated tape of the three machines. But it should be noted that this record Azimuth feature is not unique to the ZX-9, as many of its predecessors shared this feature. It features the older "Standard" nak transport, and is a truly superb machine overall. But it also lacks multiple color meters, and a Real tiem Tape counter.

All are Superb machines, and I could live with any one of these hapily.

The Sony 909, as nice as it is, simply does not impress me as much as do these Naks. I'd compare it more to a good middle of the line Nak like a BX-300, than I would to any of these machines.

Sterremuur
04-09-2008, 04:38 AM
I have:
Akai GX-625, GX-630DB, GX-215D, GX-221, GX-221D, GX-4400D (4 x), 4000DS, Sony TC-755A, Tandberg 9200, Teax A2340SX, Revox A77 MK-III and MK-IV, Philips N4520, Sony mono tube recorder, Amroh Handy Sound (2x, Dutch recorder from 1953).
Some of these are defective and are disassembled in parts.
I use mostly the 625 and the Sony TC-755A. I am currently restoring the Revoxes.

bordeno
04-09-2008, 05:03 AM
Back into cassettes full bore.

I have a Nakamichi BX-150 that I love. Had an LX-3 and a CR-5A back in the eighties when they came out. All of my old cassettes made on those decks still sound great on the newer Nak.

Sniped a Yamaha K-1020 off eBay a few weeks ago that is one beautiful deck. The one thing I don't like about it is they should have made the record level knobs a little bigger, but its a small gripe about an otherwise lovely deck. Great meters, real time counters, dbx etc but I still like the BX-150 better.

I have a dbx 128 to use with the Nak but haven't hooked it up yet.

Despite both these decks working perfectly I'm working on acquiring a Pioneer CT-F1000. The insanity is alive and well. :thmbsp:

matrix
06-21-2008, 08:08 PM
At this time:

R2R:
4 x RT-909 silver
5 x RT-909 black

Cassette:
3 x AKAI GX-F71

Tinman
07-03-2008, 07:42 PM
At this time:

R2R:
4 x RT-909 silver
5 x RT-909 black

Cassette:
3 x AKAI GX-F71

Wait a sec..... they made a BLACK RT-909??? :yikes:

I WANT PICTURES!!!!!!

My current lineup:

RTR:
Studer A810
Revox A700
Revox B77
RT-909
AKAI GX-747DBX black
AKAI GX-77
2X Technics RS-1500
Teac A3440
Teac 32-2B
Tascam 32 (NIB)
OTARI MX-5050BII

Casette:

Tascam 122 X 2
Tascam 122MKII X 2
Teac C-3RX
AIWA 6900 II (really cool dual needle VU meters)

matrix
07-03-2008, 08:13 PM
Tinman,

read the thread "RT-909 black".
But here again some pictures:

Enjoy,
Vlad

Tinman
07-03-2008, 10:55 PM
THAT.... IS......FREAKING...... SEXYYYY!!!

Oh god, I want one. That HAS to be one of the most beautiful reel to reel deck EVER made.

matrix
07-04-2008, 05:53 AM
THAT.... IS......FREAKING...... SEXYYYY!!!

Oh god, I want one. That HAS to be one of the most beautiful reel to reel deck EVER made.

Yes, no problem. I have more RT-909 in black. Included is the IR remote control and also two black reels PR-101. One reel is empty (take-up reel) an the other one with an fresh new tape SM-468.

I have a PM.

Vlad.

Red Stick
07-04-2008, 07:04 AM
Own:

BIC T-4M
Pioneer CT-F9191
Tascam 122 MK II with remote

I have had some Fisher's back in the day, but I don't recall the models

stevevdb
07-11-2008, 05:21 AM
1/4 inch tape:
Revox A77 mkIV 2 track normal speed
Revox A77 mkIV 4 track normal speed
Revox A77 mkIV 2 track dolby
Revox B77 mkI 2 track normal speed
Revox B77 mkI 4 track normal speed
Revox B77 mkI 2 track high speed
Revox B77 mkII 2 track normal speed
Revox B77 mkII 4 track normal speed
Revox PR99 mkIII with butterfly heads
Revox A700
Revox G36 2 track

1/2 inch tape
tascam 38
tascam tsr 8

Looking for:
Teac x2000
Otari mx5050 (all versions)

koseltri
07-26-2008, 09:40 AM
Currently in use:

Onkyo Integra TA-2058 (sleeper)
Teac V-900X
Teac V-909RX (just picked up with a tape collection for $30)
Sony TC-K615S (S is great)
Technics RS-TR555 (Pristine UK version, need to get voltage converter)

Needs a checkup:
Denon DR-M4 (I think the CTS is messed up)
Teac X-7R Mk. II (needs belt, and probably alignment, haven't messed with since bought)

Don't record (read very heavy Walkman):
Teac R-888X
Onkyo TA-2090

Worn out:
Technics RS-B50 (bought with a large CrO2/Metal tape collection recorded on said deck for $35)

Dead:
ZX-7

Like to find:
Akai GX-77

Dream deck:
Teac Z-7000

Ozric
07-26-2008, 10:49 AM
matrix,

I have to ask, that Black Pioneer RT-909, did Pioneer make these in black (for other markets) or have these been customized to be black ? I have never seen a black RT-909 before. They do look fantastic.

liam51
07-27-2008, 01:32 PM
I am contemplating whetheror not to fix my Akai GX-7 cassette deck. It seems the motors are acting up, perhaps from non-use. Cosmetically, its perfect.

Currently in use:

Onkyo Integra TA-2058 (sleeper)
Teac V-900X
Teac V-909RX (just picked up with a tape collection for $30)
Sony TC-K615S (S is great)
Technics RS-TR555 (Pristine UK version, need to get voltage converter)

Needs a checkup:
Denon DR-M4 (I think the CTS is messed up)
Teac X-7R Mk. II (needs belt, and probably alignment, haven't messed with since bought)

Don't record (read very heavy Walkman):
Teac R-888X
Onkyo TA-2090

Worn out:
Technics RS-B50 (bought with a large CrO2/Metal tape collection recorded on said deck for $35)

Dead:
ZX-7

Like to find:
Akai GX-77

Dream deck:
Teac Z-7000

Sir.Byrd
07-27-2008, 01:42 PM
17 or so

caladonia
07-27-2008, 04:46 PM
currently owned and working reel to reel machines...all of these had problems when first acquired but were repaired by myself.

Teac X-7R MKII ... smooth operating 6-head machine
Pioneer RT-1020L ... my best sounding machine, heavy duty mechanically.
Akai GX-270D ... glass heads, auto reverse on playback, excellent frequency response on 3-3/4 speed, used a lot for recording from FM radio.
Sony TC-377 ... simple and reliable, ferrite heads, should last forever.

looking for a nice Akai M-8.

cassette decks acquired used but none have had any problems.

Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1.5 (two of these) ... excellent 3 head machines.
Sony TC-KA1ESA ... another excellent 3 head machine
Sony TC-WR550Z ... dual cassette deck with good features and auto reverse, used most often for playing back my old tapes.

LL

Fast996
08-01-2008, 11:26 PM
I have 7 reel to reels in various stages of development (I must be nuts!). I have 3 Crown decks.....One CX844 that I just picked up,one CX824 that I just had John Haines upgrade and have had for about 8 years and another CX844 that john is working on. Also on the Ampex side I have 3 pair of 350 electronics....I know I am nuts. 2 pair are orginal and one pair is upgraded. I have 1 transport that is in great shape...one is in need of some TLC....I also am restoring a 354 electronics. My best Ampex at the moment is a 440C with DC servo motors mated with "B" electronics.

This is a life changing hobby....If I ever get them all running the way I want....happy happy!

howie123
08-03-2008, 07:11 PM
My first deck was a Viking 87 (or 86) 2-track stereo deck given to me by my dad (long since gone... the deck, not my dad), and since then, I've owned several cassette decks from Pioneer, Kenwood and Akai. Oh yeah, I also had a Craig 212 portable reel to reel (the one that "self-destructed" the tape in "Mission Impossible" on the original TV show). My current deck is my Sony Elcaset EL-7 (mentioned in another thread).
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=177706&highlight=elcaset

Volvo242GT
08-04-2008, 04:13 AM
Home audio (in order of acquisition):

Realistic SCT-72
Sony TC-RX420 (still have)
Sony TC-RX79ES - kept eating capstan motors, finally junked
Onkyo TA-2040? - Grandmother's old unit - needed work
Sony TC-RX77ES - worked fine, sold when I planned to buy a pair of Infinity RS6 Kappas
Sony TC-RX77ES - $5.00 RE-PC special - needs capstan motor and probably a belt - noisy


Portable audio:

Toshiba tape recorder - forget model number, purchased in early '70s, worked fine when last used, before being donated
A couple Craig tape decks - both worked, but low quality, of course
Yorx portable tape deck - low quality - tuner was junk
Panasonic RX-SA70 (two black, one red) - decent Walkman-type radios
Sony WM-AF59 Sports Walkman - still have
Sony TCM-86V - still have somewhere - needs battery door
Wollensak Reel-to-Reel tape recorder - donated to GW a while back
Panasonic boom box - don't have model number handy - decent radio/deck
Sony TCM-89V - $3.99 VV special.

Car audio (figured I might add this, just because):

Honda-branded Panasonic tape deck that came with our old '81 Honda Accord
Blaupunkt Aspen (original version) - came with our old '84 Volvo 245 wagon
Honda-branded Clarion deck from '86 Honda Civic
Sony XR-6080
Audiovox AV-936 - replaced Blaupunkt Aspen
Another Honda-branded Panasonic deck to replace the original in the Accordion
Kenwood KRC-878 - replaced Blau Aspen, which replaced second Panasonic unit
Sony XR-2300 - replaced Audiovox unit
Kenwood KRC-2005 - replaced by above Kenwood when FM band died
Volvo 4 Stereo - dead tape and AM - replaced by CD player
Sony XR-6200 - replaced 2300 - added Dolby B
Kenwood KRC-2006
Kenwood KRC-1004
Sony XR-5500 - weird issue that caused it to be powered up even when it wasn't receiving power through the normal (+) wire, drained the battery within 24 hours
Blaupunkt Aspen SQR 24
Sony XR-6387
Sony XR-130
Sony XR-C450
Alpine TDM-7544 - never had faceplate, pulled out of wrecked 240 for trim plate
multiple Volvo radios over the years
Ford/JBL tape deck
Ford combo CD/Tape deck
Sony XR-6287
Blaupunkt Portland SQR 26

So, a bunch of tape decks...

-J

karlo
08-08-2008, 10:07 AM
sony tc-230 rtr
ampex 1/2" rtr ?? model

nakamichi 600 II
nakamichi 480 blk
nakamichi 480 silv
nakamichi bx-1
nakamichi bx-2

pioneer cts-709
sony tck-615

vestax 4-track cassette

sony tc-fx25
vector research vcx 450
yamaha k-220
harman kardon cd-291
wollensack console model
marantz sd 3000

car stuff:

epi ?? model
kenwood ??
nakamichi td-600
nakamichi rd-450

Nakdoc
08-08-2008, 10:57 AM
Wow, You guys are all nutz! I've got to try and make a list. I thought I had "too many" but I may have to eat my words. I did start out with a Sony TC230 reel w/hinged speakers back in high school. I bought cases of tape from Saxitone and borrowed my friend's records. An added question might be: how many tapes do you have? I've got 250 7" reels and two dozen cassettes w/ music, but I've been buying blanks lately.

B Stable
08-08-2008, 01:01 PM
I have :
Kenwood KX 3510 cassette
AKAI X 200D reel to reel
SONY TC355 reel to reel

Note >>>anyone know where to find ROUND belts for the SONY TC355...I know there are companies that sell belts for these but they want to charge $15-20 plus s/h I would like to measure the belt and order the size I need. I should not cost me $25 for a small piece of rubber. Thank you.

karlo
08-08-2008, 01:18 PM
re- round belts:

find an industrial supply house similar to grainger or mcmaster carr (local)
who will sell you individual o-rings . mail order houses will want to sell you
a whole box ( 25 or 50) . some old - time hdware stores will have them ,too.

take measurements of what you need - circumfrence, diameter, o-ring thickness etc and tell them what you want

ex: i need a 12.5 inch circum.
x .187" thick neoprene / nitrile / etc o-ring .

about $2-$ 3

B Stable
08-08-2008, 01:28 PM
re- round belts:

find an industrial supply house similar to grainger or mcmaster carr (local)
who will sell you individual o-rings . mail order houses will want to sell you
a whole box ( 25 or 50) . some old - time hdware stores will have them ,too.

take measurements of what you need - circumfrence, diameter, o-ring thickness etc and tell them what you want

ex: i need a 12.5 inch circum.
x .187" thick neoprene / nitrile / etc o-ring .

about $2-$ 3

Thank you karlo I just pulled my Sony TC 355 out broke it down/cleaned/detoxed/demaged...and put a tape in... it sounded great..and very clean. Dad brought it back from Nam. The voltage select dial is missing but I bent a curtain holder into a "U" and stuck it in the correct slot . I am also missing the speed selecor switch...anyone with these parts??????

Arkay
08-08-2008, 01:42 PM
Going back to the OP, I lost count a long time back somewhere around 25... I probably still have 30+ in total. I've basically stopped buying tape decks, but would still make an exception or two for the very best TOTL type ones (I would still like a Nagra!) , but otherwise trying to get myself to sell off more of the decks that I already have. Just not enough space for everything, and I don't NEED a whole bunch of tape decks that are rarely used, even if they are "cool" and fun when they do get used.

karlo
08-08-2008, 01:45 PM
open reel tape can sound AMAZING , putting most digital sources to shame . it's too
bad there's such a lack of material available for 1/4" tape.

guiller
08-11-2008, 07:38 AM
My count is now on 8 units:

2 R2R:

Revox A-77 and B-77 (both Mk 1)

6 cassette decks:

Nakamichi CR-7A
Nakamichi Cassette Deck 2
Akai GXC-570 D
Tandberg TCD-440A
Onkyo Integra TA-2360
Tascam 122 MK II

They are distributed among three different rigs around home.

All the best

niklasthedol
08-11-2008, 08:27 AM
open reel tape can sound AMAZING , putting most digital sources to shame . it's too
bad there's such a lack of material available for 1/4" tape.

................putting ALL digital sources to shame................


"dolph"

niklasthedol
08-11-2008, 08:30 AM
My count is now on 8 units:

2 R2R:

Revox A-77 and B-77 (both Mk 1)

6 cassette decks:

Nakamichi CR-7A
Nakamichi Cassette Deck 2
Akai GXC-570 D
Tandberg TCD-440A
Onkyo Integra TA-2360
Tascam 122 MK II

They are distributed among three different rigs around home.

All the best

If you succeed getting that Tandberg up shining, it will close to outperform your Nak 7 deck.

Congrat.

If it wasn't for my wife, I would also start collecting tape decks.

As for now I'll settle with only one R2R and 3 cassettes of which I have the best of both worlds.
:music:

"dolph"

guiller
08-11-2008, 07:01 PM
If you succeed getting that Tandberg up shining, it will close to outperform your Nak 7 deck.



Many thanks. I look forward towards a battle between those two contenders! I wouldnŽt mind adding a third party like a Revox B-215!

All the best

kermit z
08-11-2008, 07:18 PM
OK, here is my little list so far...

All Cassette Decks at this point:

Pioneer CT-F7272 w/analog meters

JVC TD-W106 Dual Deck

Technics M18 w/Floursent meters

Akai CS-M3 w/analog meters

Nakamichi 480 w/analog meters

Nakamichi CR-2A sounding great

Teac A-350 top loader w/analog meters sounds great:)

Onkyo TA-2060 3 head w/analog meters. Wow!!

Smorgy
08-11-2008, 08:36 PM
My modest collection....

Reel Decks:

Sony 500A Tube
Akai GX 365D (30-28,000 Hz @ 7.5 ips, 30-23,000 Hz @ 3.75 ips)

Cassettes:

Onky Integra TA-2090 (This is sweet)
Onkyo TA-RW544 (Dual deck that will record on both sides)
Proton 740
Kenwood KX-W8010
Kenwook KX-W4070
Sony TC-FX170 (Simple but nice deck that includes bias control)

Everything that I record sounds better if I record it first on the Akai GX 365D Reel deck then put it onto cassette or CD. (Sony RCD-W10 CD recorder). The Akai was manufactured in 1971 TOTL. The heads are amazing. Had it serviced in 1995 and its probably due for another tune-up, but its working great.

The Sony 500A was a freebie and needs some work, but it does play.

//Smorgy

truetone36
09-07-2008, 10:20 PM
Far too many to count. My first machine was a Magnecord from about 1950 that I got when a local radio station moved it's studio. Currently I have the following...
Revox A77 MkII 2-track
Sony TC-330 RTR/cassette combo
Sony TC-458
Silvertone Model 8074 from 1957
Bell & Howell (don't remember model# but it was made in 1964)
Grundig (again, can't remember model#, but it's from 1957)

And I'm looking for an Ampro machine from the 50's, I've owned several over the years and while they are far from TOTL, I like them.

nomadmac
09-08-2008, 09:59 AM
...we had this old brownish red looking , fabric covered machine that was my Dad's. Since he looved Bell & Howell stuff, maybe it was that and not an RCA.

I know this much, it had tubes that had to warm up. Yeah, that old!

The other machine I get new in 1968, a portable Sears reel-to-reel unit.

My brother-in-law gave me this Sony TC-280, for use as a playback unit.
Wayne

nomadmac
09-08-2008, 10:01 AM
(What is this guy doing??? Typing with his knuckles?!)

*brownish-red*
*loved*
*got*

steerpike2
09-08-2008, 05:11 PM
I'm so pleased to see these lists! I still have every tape deck I've ever acquired.
My friends think its just weird. They all think ONE combo DVD/CD/MP3 player is as much as anyone could possibly want.

Revox B77, Revox Pr99, Revox B710, Revox G36, Teac C3, Teac V95RX, Akai 1710, Webcor 210, Ampex 351, Soundcraft 380, Philips EL3555

jdandy
09-08-2008, 05:45 PM
There have been a few tape decks in and out of my system through the past 35 years, both reel to reel, cassette, and DAT.

I have owned these decks: Teac A-1200, Revox A77, Nakamichi 480, Nakamichi CR-7A, Sony TC-K909ES.

I still own these decks: Revox B77 Mk2, Akai GX636, Sony 60ES DAT, Sony TC-K890ES, Sony TC-K650ES, Nakamichi BX300, Aiwa AD-S950.

All the tape decks I still own are in beautiful condition, and still work perfectly.

p. rex
09-08-2008, 10:27 PM
I've had a few decks over the years, not a lot, but then again, I am only 18.

Old Sanyo dual-well dub deck (sounded *awful*, but it never failed me)

Pioneer CT-40 (from the second "Champagne" lineup in the early 80s; entry-level 2-head unit, but not bad)

Otari MX5050 1/2 inch 4-track (spins, but the heads look bad and I'm too poor to afford half-inch tape anyway)

Luxman K-15 (TOTL 3-head cassette circa 1981. Sound isn't as good as a Nakamichi, but it's better built and nicer to look at and operate)

goanlisten
09-09-2008, 03:56 PM
I have:

AKAI-XV r/r
Roberts - 5000L r/r also known as AKAI-XIV
AKAI GX365D r/r
Pioneer CT5151
AKAI GX709D-cassette

As you can tell I am an AKAI fan and Of these - my favourite is the GX365D

stevevdb
09-11-2008, 04:13 AM
My collection (got a bit out of hand...)

-revox b77 2 track mkI normal speed
-revox b77 4 track mkI normal speed
-revox b77 2 track mkII normal speed
-revox b77 4 track mkII normal speed
-revox a77 2 track mkIV normal speed
-revox a77 4 track mkIV normal speed
-revox g36 2 track
-revox b77 2 track mkI dolby
-revox a77 2 track mkIV dolby
-revox pr99 mkIII 2 track (with butterfly heads)
-revox a700 2 track (non working condition for the moment)
-philips N4520 2 track
-tascam 34
-tascam 38
-fostex e16
-revox b710 (cassette deck but it's also tape)

in the garage (in need of repair)
-revox e36
-akai 630d
-teac x2000
-otari mx5050
-teac 80-8 with matching dbx filter

Digital tape:
tascam DA38

wishlist
-standard radio 8 track player/recorder (japanese brand i think, got the amplifier and tuner, in search of the matching 8 track)
-studer b67
-sony el-casset
-studer A80 (on top of my wishlist :tresbon: )

What I sold (because I never used it)
-philips dcc 900
-sony dat recorder (bought it, stacked it and never used it)
-uher 4400 (reporter tape recorder, cute but no spare parts)

philcib
09-11-2008, 01:32 PM
Just the open reels:

Wollensack mono machine (like the ones your school had for AV)
Sony TC 280
2 Otari MX 5050Bs (1/2 track stereo)
Tascam 38
Teac A 3340s
Nagra III
Technics 1500


Only had 4 cassette machines over the years, a cheapo Sansui,
a Tascam 122B, a portable Marantz, and a Sony Pro Walkman,

All tape machines are now gone in favor of the computer, and
a Marantz flash recorder.

xpert54
09-11-2008, 02:42 PM
Currently a Teac A 106 and a Marantz Dual Cassett deck PDM 500. Have owned several R2R's. A Teac 4000, two Wollensac's I don't remember the model numbers. A couple of the Dorkorder 7050's with sound on sound and several Akai's and a Roberts

jayk
09-22-2008, 12:41 PM
starting (in order) ca '68:
rca 3" reel to reel
rca 5" reel to reel
kenwood kx-700(?) cassette
sony 7" tc-277 4 channel, 4 track-no sync
nakamichi 600-still have and use:music:
akai 630dss 10.5" 4 track, 4 channel reel to reel with simul synch-still have and use:music:-needs work, tho.
telefunken 7" reel to reel with tube electronics-used for mixdown for a few records (45s)-back in '80s.
akai 7" reel to reel
nakamichi lx3-shoulda kept-nice
sony fx510r cassette-nice-but 'scrapes' too much oxide off of my old tapes-still record with it.

a few others i cant remember right now, nothing earth shatteringly good.

eric0108
09-26-2008, 10:51 AM
Not currently using any.
I still own:

JVC KD-85 ANRS and Super-ANRS, instead of Dolby
Teac R400x included Dolby B, C & DBX

mrfoxboy
09-30-2008, 07:02 PM
ouf! in the last 15 yrs: 15 cassette, 11 vcrs, and 3 8-track. Still not enough Cassette Decks.

larryderouin
10-07-2008, 05:55 PM
GX-4000D
GX-365D
M-9

1969 Silvertone luggable (speakers were front of case) Worked really nice up till it got stolen. Hope the thievin SOB Chokes on the pinch roller belt.

jayk
10-23-2008, 04:40 PM
starting (in order) ca '68:
rca 3" reel to reel
rca 5" reel to reel
kenwood kx-700(?) cassette
sony 7" tc-277 4 channel, 4 track-no sync
nakamichi 600-still have and use:music:
akai 630dss 10.5" 4 track, 4 channel reel to reel with simul synch-still have and use:music:-needs work, tho.
telefunken 7" reel to reel with tube electronics-used for mixdown for a few records (45s)-back in '80s.
akai 7" reel to reel
nakamichi lx3-shoulda kept-nice
sony fx510r cassette-nice-but 'scrapes' too much oxide off of my old tapes-still record with it.

a few others i cant remember right now, nothing earth shatteringly good.

yesterday, i took delivery of a nakamichi mr-1 pro deck from ebay for under $70 shipped. i didnt expect much for that amount of $ but after cleaning/degaussing heads, etc-

it works and sounds great!

i'd been wanting one of these for the last 23 years since they came out but at $1000/pop when new, i didnt have the $.
i knew they sounded good and imo, they look cool!

and the thing is built like a tank, literally!
all steel/aluminum outside but for switches. should keep my cassettes happy!

Harvey/ Ga
10-30-2008, 11:16 PM
I guess that I'm a piker compared to most. I've owned 7 decent tape decks in my audio lifetime.

Currently have
Yamaha K-1020..my primary deck
Marantz PMD-430 a small,sweet portable R/P deck
Denon DR-M44HX
Denon DR-M22
Both Denons are repair projects. The M-44 has a L channel record problem
the M-22 has a speed problem (probably capstan motor)

I've also had
Pioneer CT-F1000 a sweet companion for close to 20 years
Dual C-939.. nice deck, but swapped for the CT-F-1000

Viking 86..my first deck in the late '50's, and my only RTR...tubes also, IIRC

jayk
11-30-2008, 11:26 AM
YAY! or WOOT! i snagged a working akai gx-630dss 10" 4trk/4ch r2r off of ebay last pm, pretty cheap. this will match the one i've had for 30 years which needs to go in for some rehab.

and also yesterday, i got fed ex deliverey of 6 napa valley cassette cases with ~200 home recorded tdk d c90s from a friend.
along with his old player- a realistic scp-32 cassette player. i'll give it a shot as it has auto reverse and dolby b.

not the best tapes or player but i cleaned/degaussed head (yes, just the one playback head); am now running a mozart piano tape thru it and it's listenable.
the tapes have more talking on them than music so i'll most likely just box them up and stash somewhere for now.

the napa valley cases tho, can definitely use those.
:music:

Ryanesque
12-02-2008, 02:42 PM
It's funny, I've had my Teac A-5300 for months...I just started taking it apart to make it work again the other day, and I'm already about to buy more of them. I want two so I can overdub to each other...

What are the odds this other Teac is non-functional with goo-belt syndrome?

25 bucks though, and it comes with "many reels of tape" HEHE!

Ry

vegabass25
12-02-2008, 07:47 PM
One! a little low-end kenwood deck. Sounds awesome to me tho.

Nitro70
12-02-2008, 09:09 PM
Compared to some of you I haven't had (and still have all of them!) that many, but anyway:

Open reel... embarrassed to tell, but missed out on that.

Cassettedecks:
JVC KD-D4 (2-head deck: the first cassette deck I ever bought over 20 years ago and it still works, but I don't use it anymore)
JVC TD-X502 (2-head deck)
JVC TD-V66 (3-head closed loop dual capstan)
JVC TD-V531 (3-head closed loop dual capstan)
JVC TD-V542 (3-head closed loop dual capstan)
JVC TD-R611 (quick reverse deck)
JVC TD-V711 (3-head closed loop dual capstan)
JVC TD-V1010 (3-head closed loop dual capstan, built like a tank, but unfortunately has a problem, which is described in this topic (http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2291530#post2291530))

DAT decks:
Sony DTC-690
JVC XD-Z505

At one time I also had a Technics RSB... something 2-head deck, but I only had this for about 6 months and sold it about 18 years ago.

4ch-guy
12-03-2008, 07:14 AM
Pentron (with the green magic eye-wow that dates me)
Crown SS-824 (also dates me)
Crown CX-824
Crown CX-822
Crown CX844, of which 2 hav e trac-sync (still have)
Crown CX844 (still have)
Crown SP844 (player - still have).
So I still have 4 machines, plus lots of backup parts, boards etc. Several RC50s (remotes)....and they are spec:D

I don't use them for recording now, but for playing 4 channel material, recorded yrs ago. These run atr 7.5 and 15 ips. Set up for dbx insertion, as needed, Lo-Z strips.

Harvey/ Ga
12-03-2008, 10:08 PM
It's funny, I've had my Teac A-5300 for months...I just started taking it apart to make it work again the other day, and I'm already about to buy more of them. I want two so I can overdub to each other...

What are the odds this other Teac is non-functional with goo-belt syndrome?

25 bucks though, and it comes with "many reels of tape" HEHE!

Ry

Belts can be replaced. The service manual is a blessing to have :yes:

Ryanesque
12-04-2008, 06:28 AM
actually I'm pretty good about doing stuff like belt replacement without the manual.. I've always been that way with stuff. Just printed an order from vintage electronics for a belt kit.. Saturday I'm going to pick up the other one.. there's ANOTHER Teac at an antique shop too. I'd love to find a 10 inch and then sell my 7.

We really need a house. LOL!

rotovator
12-04-2008, 03:34 PM
I'm a sick cassette fanatic :D . My collection has about 40 tape decks now,


http://webs.ono.com/llagona/coleccion.html

mikkelbreile
12-06-2008, 07:38 PM
Teac A-3300SX, X-1000R, X-2000(x2), V-R3C.
Sony EL-5(x2), TC-229SD, TC-K630, two more low ends trashed.
Walkmen over 30 different ones.
Tascam 32-2B(x2)
Otari MX-5050B2
Studer B67, A80R
Philips N4520, N4420, N4308(x2) plus one more (all trashed).
Technics RS-1506
Akai GX-77, GX-635D, GX-630D-SS(sold), GXC-730D + misc units.
Denon various units, one trashed.
Onkyo TA-203 (trashed)
Tandberg TDC-310, TDC-310 II (both trashed)
1xLuxman K115, 1xToshiba, 2xPhilips, 1xDux,
JVC DD-5
Technics many models, 671, 673, 678(x2), 9900(x2), 615, 616, BX404, TR373, TR474 plus more.

Defect:
NAD 6300 (belt issue)
NAD 6040C
Nakamichi <something>3E (transport panel broken)
Marantz 6020 (Idler wheel bad one ch dead)
Studer B67 (otor functions defect)
Studer A80 (reproboards defect)
Sansui SC-1100 (defect autoshutoff)
Sansui SC-2100 (defect autoshutoff)
Akai GX-635D (no meter lights, distorted audio playback)

I probably have forgotten a few I had or still have.

-Mikkel

jaetee
12-08-2008, 08:58 AM
Tape Decks:
Nak RX-303
Onkyo TA-2058

Reel to Reel: Akai x-200d

Ghettoblasters:
Sharp GF-9696x
Sharp GF-9191HB
Sharp GF-555 (dual deck)
JVC PC-3
JVC RC-M70
JVC RV-DP100
Panasonic RX-5150
Panasonic RX-F9
Toshiba RT-7940S
GE 3-6035A
Sanyo M9990

Walkmen:
Sony WM-D3
Sony WM-150
Sony WM-FX433
Sony WM-F2078 sports
Aiwa HS-TA164
Aiwa HS-T65
Panasonic RQ-V170


Notable units I've owned in the past:

Nak BX150
Nak MR-1
Pioneer CT-7R
Teac V-750
Technics -RS-M229X (w/dbx NR)
Sharp GF-9292 Boombox


Wow, this stuff adds up!

itsbudda
12-26-2008, 05:33 PM
I'm using an Onkyo TA-RW244. Other than that, I just have the chrysler infinity system in my lebaron

Cadillac89
12-27-2008, 06:03 AM
I won't bother mentioning closed reel machines but my best reel-to-reel player is a Pioneer RT-1020L; Pioneer's highest model from 1973 at $700 MSRP which apparently wasn't that much in those days for a machine like this, or so Pioneer said. I pretty well use it for prerecorded classical alums only. Reel has about the best sound possible among analog formats for albums from late 50s and on as long as the tape is still good (and the higher the tape speed, the better)! I hope to end up with an RT-909 or even a better studio machine one day.

ke4mcl
01-17-2009, 07:36 PM
eh, i'll just post my oddball...
one pair ampex ax-300

Number 6
01-24-2009, 10:22 AM
I'm a sick cassette fanatic :D . My collection has about 40 tape decks now,


http://webs.ono.com/llagona/coleccion.html

Hi:

I'm picking up a Nak CR7A tomorrow! I'd really appreciate hearing what mods you made to your CR7, and any potential repair issues you're aware of! By the way, you've got the best cassette deck collection I've ever heard of. I can only imagine what its like to own the best of Nak, Tandberg and Revox.

rotovator
01-25-2009, 03:23 AM
Hi:

I'm picking up a Nak CR7A tomorrow! I'd really appreciate hearing what mods you made to your CR7, and any potential repair issues you're aware of! By the way, you've got the best cassette deck collection I've ever heard of. I can only imagine what its like to own the best of Nak, Tandberg and Revox.

The CR-7 were manufractured with a rubber idler wheel. It's used to move the "take up" and "supply" reel. Over the time this rubber loses its touch and the deck cant FF or REW, nor play. There's an upgrade to replace this wheel with a gear driven wheel. Some CR-7A/E were manufractured with the gear.

My deck is the first model, the CR-7 (no CR-7A or E) and had the rubber idler wheel. So I had to make this upgrade together with the replacement of the motor, which had developed "dead spots" (another common failure).

More info:
http://www.sonicsense.com/nakfaq42.html

There is another modification I didn't do. Look here:
http://www.nakremotes.com/Geo/Scott_Nak_FAQ.htm

keesue
01-27-2009, 10:10 AM
I collected these decks over the years. I try to use each one at leat once a month.

Cassettes:
Pioneer CTF9191 (my first high end cassette deck. It has an intermittent transport shutoff problem in play mode so it has garage playback duty)
Tandberg TCD330 (my first real high end cassette deck. It make glorious tapes to this day).
Nak CR7A (musical and accuracy at its best in cassette format)
Revox B215 (very musical)
Tandberg 3014 (extremly musical)
Teac 450 (I lusted for this when I was a poor college student. It makes great sounding tapes).
Tascam 122MKIII (the rack mount workhorse. I use it to record and evaluate a mix before going to the Nak/Revox/Tandberg).
Sony WM6DC (I use this for travel in my car through the IPOD port).
Sony WM20EX (I use this for compactness)

Reels:
Tandberg TCD20 SE
Revox B77

All of these decks have been meticulously calibrated and cared for over the years. I know...I'm over the edge; but, these were collected over years. I love tape - what can I say? :-)

gregswaim
01-27-2009, 12:22 PM
ReVox B77 MKll

tohm
02-04-2009, 01:24 PM
Grabbing an akai gx4000D got me interested in what magnetic tape could provide in terms of signal re-amping.

Then it's reading pages of this very forum and another one (electro-music.com... lots of living encyclopedias there too) that made me decide to first get a Revox B77... then another one. An A77, a PR99 and a studer a807 fell from the sky during the following two years.

I still want a full-track machine But that's it. I'm not buying another deck unless it's free or some pocket change...

Old_Tech
02-15-2009, 06:38 PM
I love cassette recording and have had many decks. The collection is half NAK and Denon. The CR-3A and 2A are amazing. I have an LX-5 coming this week it is like new. I am thinking about a ZX-7 and can't make up my mind especially at 500+ going lately but there is time. I like the Denons alot. I show here a DR-M24HX and 44HX. Very good sound. I am contemplating a RTR but have no idea how to get started. Maybe I will figure it out from you guys. Beautiful decks here all. Thank you.

4ch-guy
02-15-2009, 06:59 PM
I highly recommend a CROWN RTR. AVailable as 1/4" sterep. 4 ch, 1/2 tracl full track, depending on the head and electronics. Send me a PM and I can put you in contact with people who did the work at and for Crown when they were in the biz of RTRs

tubeboob
02-18-2009, 03:24 PM
AKAI GX-912 (BLACK)
AKAI GX912 (WHITE)
AKAI GXC-709
SANYO PLUS P-55
ROTEL RD 965BX
TASCAM 122 Mark II
YAMAHA TC-520
TECHNICS DUAL CASSETTE
HITACHI TRQ-2040
:banana:

The Akai GX912's are the absolute best sounding. Headroom, positioning of instruments, frequency range . . . all there!!

pindur
02-21-2009, 01:51 PM
Akai gx-210
akai gx-620
akai gx-630 db
akai gx-635
akai gxc-730d
tandberg 20a
marantz sd 8020
marantz 5025
eumig el 1000

:d

slick.one
02-24-2009, 12:49 PM
I have an Aiwa AD-6800. GREAT machine! I also had a Teac that was a piece of crap. XX XX XX

Molasar
03-02-2009, 01:53 PM
Hello,

I've had the following (long gone now) decks:

Denon DRM-710
Denon DRS-810
Marantz SD-9000
Pioneer CT-850
Pioneer CT-950
Pioneer CT-1250


Current decks:

Mitsubishi DT-40S
Marantz PMD-520
Tascam 32
Tascam BR-20 (two of these)


The Tascams and the current decks are used (very lightly) in a studio environment.

Those are the analogs. Current digitals are:

Panasonic SV-3700 DAT
Panasonic MD-1 ADAT
Tascam DA-78HR DTRS



Regards,

Mike

vinyldavid
03-02-2009, 09:15 PM
AKAI GX-912 (BLACK)
AKAI GX912 (WHITE)
AKAI GXC-709
SANYO PLUS P-55
ROTEL RD 965BX
TASCAM 122 Mark II
YAMAHA TC-520
TECHNICS DUAL CASSETTE
HITACHI TRQ-2040
:banana:

The Akai GX912's are the absolute best sounding. Headroom, positioning of instruments, frequency range . . . all there!!

I got one for free from my school. Perfect condition, amost never used, according to the guy that bought it new.

It sounds alright, but meh.....doesn't impress me too much. It could need an alignment or a good demag.

it also has a stuck pinch roller problem. The assy's just don't like to move up and down.

4343
03-15-2009, 08:49 PM
There's something hypnotic about those reels goin' round and round...

And from another: While there was always something about having music running with those big 10.5" reels slowly spinning like giant windmills.



Don't forget to keep the screens closed in the summertime... There's nothing quite like rewinding that tape that put such a blissful mood over everything, and having a giant moth or butterfly come flying out of the tape pack! Totally shredded of course.

Had that happen on my old Teac A7010 one time. (It had been converted to a rolling rack, horizontal transport with the electronics mounted above on a pedestal. Looked real Pro next to my MX5050B. I've had a few decks over the years, starting with a Sony that my brother bought in Tokyo on his way back from 'Nam. Currently only have the MX5050B (bought new in '77} and a Sony TC-WR90ES, plus TCD-D7, PCM-2500 (Currently I have 2 working, 3 as spare parts) & PCM-7010 and a worn out (needs heads) DTC-60ES DATs.

fuster
03-16-2009, 01:14 AM
I have a completely rebuilt and calibrated Nakamichi Dragon and a Sony WA9ES (bought new). I have a couple of real nice old school Sony cassette decks in a couple of my vehicles.

d-roby
03-24-2009, 03:24 AM
I have a Tascam 34B, an Akai 215 GX, a Sony Tc-377 ,all working and calibrated
The Tascam of course is the best, but the little Akai is working really fine

Digital decks:

Fostex D-20B
Sony 59 ES
Sony PCM-7030

cassette
Teac V-680
and a very nice Tascam 122 MKIII in the next days ;-)

EdMan57
03-29-2009, 07:02 AM
My very first post on your cool forum.So here goes my humble list:

Currently own an Aiwa AD-F810,Onkyo TA-R301,Sherwood/Newcastle D-500,Sony TC-R503 and Sony TC-RX370.Formerly owned decks include a Kenwood KX-40 and a Sanyo RD-5009.


Ed

muzikzohmbie
04-04-2009, 05:58 PM
Nothing fancy or high-end gear here,just durable machines that work;
1.Nakamichi 681 3-head/3-motor(1988)
2.Denon DR-M20 3-head/2-motor(1980).:banana:

Number 6
04-09-2009, 03:06 PM
Nothing fancy or high-end gear here,just durable machines that work;
1.Nakamichi 681 3-head/3-motor(1988)
2.Denon DR-M20 3-head/2-motor(1980).:banana:

Nice decks, can you post pictures of them?

gthang
04-09-2009, 03:08 PM
I have a marantz SD-50 and a Tascam 22-4

jayk
04-14-2009, 08:31 PM
NAK MR-1 #3 arrived last week. i was in hospital so my neighbor took delivery of it. another 'bay' win, got it for under $41 plus $15 shipping.

was advertised as "not working, tape stops".
so i cleaned heads and let'er rip. 1/2 way thru a udxlII c90 it finally stopped. i cleaned p rollers and it still stops but less often.
i need to get some really lite grain sandpaper and very lightly rough up the p rollers surface. that's worked on other machines pretty well.
could it be the idler tire in this case? rw and ff work fine. it just stops in play.

trying different tape (a c-60) now. so far, so good.
2nd tape also stopped but just before end.
seems as the tape progresses towards its end, the increased tension(?) seems to cause the stoppage.

Alex Nikitin
04-15-2009, 11:48 AM
This is my first post on this forum. I am happy to find that much interest in the tape recording. It was my passion and hobby from about 1975 and recently I've got back to my old hobby - after I've found that I can not do a satisfactory digital copy from a good vinyl record even in hi-res (24/96 or 24/88.2) formats.

was advertised as "not working, tape stops".
so i cleaned heads and let'er rip. 1/2 way thru a udxlII c90 it finally stopped. i cleaned p rollers and it still stops but less often.
i need to get some really lite grain sandpaper and very lightly rough up the p rollers surface. that's worked on other machines pretty well.
could it be the idler tire in this case? rw and ff work fine. it just stops in play.

trying different tape (a c-60) now. so far, so good.
2nd tape also stopped but just before end.
seems as the tape progresses towards its end, the increased tension(?) seems to cause the stoppage.

I think that is a bit off-topic, however here is a bit of information:

I have one of my two Naks BX-300 (very similar unit to MR-1) with exactly the same problem. Derek from nakamichi.us told me that it is most likely to be a faulty reel motor. It needs replacing. I will attempt to repair that deck soon and will report the result.

Now on-topic:

I have at the moment 3 R2R decks:

Akai 4000D mk2
Tascam 32
Tascam 38

And about 30 cassette decks:

Aiwa XK-S7000 (5 of those, only 2 fully serviced) - my current favorite
Aiwa XK-009
Aiwa XK-007
Aiwa AD-F850
Akai CS-M02
Akai GX-6
Akai GX-52
Akai GXC-760D
Goodmans CD-100 (rebadged Nak 500 Dual Tracer)
Harman/Kardon TD392
Hitachi D-909
Nakamichi BX-300 (two)
Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1.5
Nakamichi DR-2
Nakamichi 482
Sony TC-K555
Sony TC-K555ESII
Sony TC-K677ES
Sony TC-FX1010
Technics RS-M85 (two)
Technics RS-M88 (another favorite)
Technics RS-M253X
Trio (Kenwood) KX-1060
Yamaha KX-480

Out of these 30 I've serviced recently nearly 20, the rest will follow soon. I also did a lot of mearuments on these decks and designed a very simple modification to a common opamp PB amp circuit used in many decks - to reduce the PB noise by 2-4 dB and improve the PB quality. If there is some interest in that circuit I can share it here on the forum.

Alex

jayk
04-16-2009, 09:06 PM
"I have one of my two Naks BX-300 (very similar unit to MR-1) with exactly the same problem. Derek from nakamichi.us told me that it is most likely to be a faulty reel motor. It needs replacing. I will attempt to repair that deck soon and will report the result."
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WOW! that's a huge collection!

where do you plan to get a replacement reel motor for bx300?

worse case scenario, i may use this one (mr-1 #3) as a parts donor for my other 2 mr-1s which are currently running well.
altho, it's running good tonite.
if i stick with single length tapes, ie ~c-45s, it doesn't stop so much. but i'm sure it'll get worse over time.

jayk
04-16-2009, 09:19 PM
question(s)-
would the supply reel motor be the same (are they interchangable ?) as the take up reel motor on an mr-1/bx-300?

and why does ff work so well if take up reel motor is 'off'? is ff not run off of the take up reel motor?

thanks!

Alex Nikitin
04-17-2009, 06:35 AM
question(s)-
would the supply reel motor be the same (are they interchangable ?) as the take up reel motor on an mr-1/bx-300?

AFAIK - yes. I think that this model of a reel motor is used in many mechs from Sankio and can be salvaged from a Yamaha etc.

and why does ff work so well if take up reel motor is 'off'? is ff not run off of the take up reel motor?

thanks!

Problem is that the motor develops "dead spots" and in a "play" mode it rotates slower and much more likely to hit these.

Alex

jayk
04-17-2009, 07:24 AM
AFAIK - yes. I think that this model of a reel motor is used in many mechs from Sankio and can be salvaged from a Yamaha etc.



Problem is that the motor develops "dead spots" and in a "play" mode it rotates slower and much more likely to hit these.

Alex

i see. thanks.

toddbailey
04-18-2009, 11:04 AM
Do decks installed in cars, boats and rv's count? what about portable cassette recorders or 4 mm dat and 8 mm computer backup ?

The bigger question is for "hi fi" grade stuff, is 4 too many or 3 not enough?
currently 1 denon cassette, 2 teac and a magnecord R2R

rotovator
04-26-2009, 05:12 AM
?

The bigger question is for "hi fi" grade stuff, is 4 too many or 3 not enough?


I read a thread (can't remember the forum) whose tittle was "Is there such a thing called "too many decks"?" .

The conclusion was that there was no such a thing.

afmelo
04-26-2009, 03:55 PM
Revox A700
Revox B77
Revox B215

Using new RMG 911 Studio Master tapes

Nautiker
05-01-2009, 08:11 PM
Currently I have:
Pioneer CF-F9191
Yamaha KX-W952
Yamaha KX-W602
Nakamichi LX-5

All in excellent working order, other than the W602, on which the "B" deck won't auto-reverse anymore... I guess it'll eventually be headed out for repair...

RODALCO
05-01-2009, 10:43 PM
I'm one way traffic for R-2-R.
Recorder gets added to collection.
It never get's out.
At least as long I am alive.

Started off with 2 valve recorders in 1972.
Grundig TK5
Grundig TK54

Akai 4000dsMKII (1976)
Akai X201D
Elizabethan valve
Akai GX620 (±1980)
Akai GX620 (±1981)
Akai GX646 (±1982)

(from around ±2006 onwards) since auction sites are about.

2 x Sony TC-730
Sony TC 630
Philips N4450
Akai X-2000S
Akai M9
Akai M10
Akai GX1900
Akai X-IV
Akai X-V

then cassette decks

Akai CSM-01A (±1981)
Akai GXC-570D (±2006)
Philips dictaphone with exotic cassette/reel cartridge

And an other dead GX620 and parts from unknown brands.

larryderouin
05-21-2009, 01:53 AM
GX-4000D
GX-365D
M-9

1969 Silvertone luggable (speakers were front of case) Worked really nice up till it got stolen. Hope the thievin SOB Chokes on the pinch roller belt.

Since then I've added a GX4000DS and a GX-370D.

Cassette Decks
Fisher 4016-M 2 Speed.
AKAI CS-M3
TEAC R-555
TEAC V-95RX

Larry

vinyldavid
05-21-2009, 02:04 AM
Just an update.

I now have:

Reel:
ReVox A77
Teac A3340S
Teac 3300
Teac A6010
Tascam 34B
Teac X-3
Tascam 22-2
Teac 3340S

Getting:
Teac 3340
maybe another 3340 (there seem to be lots of these suckers around, which is fine by me!)

Cassette:
Akai GX912
Pio CT-F9191
Concept ELC
Some sort of Technics double cassette deck somewhere.
Technics M224

jayk
05-21-2009, 07:54 AM
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=148932&d=1241488546http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=148926&d=1241484592
Top row is 3 akai gx-630d-ss'es.
next down is nak mr-1#2, sony fx-510R, nak mr-1#3 (nak's are hard to see).
pio qa800a quad amp.

2nd pic-this cabinet is across room from 1st pic.
akai tt, ------------------akai gx230d r2r
pio qa800a quad amp #2--nak mr-1#1
onkyo hd dvd player------nak 600
samsung blu ray player----aphex 204 for hi freq challenged cassettes.
hdmi 4x2 switcher

4tified
06-04-2009, 10:23 AM
Had:

Pioneer CT-F1250 (Never got it working, sold for $70)


Have now:

-Sony EL-7 Elcaset Deck (1976, 3-head, dual capstan) (One channel bad, working on it)
-Dual C809 (1978, FeCr)
-Sankyo STD-2000 (1978, FeCr, Horizontal Load)
(Complete rebuild on hold)
-Technics M-245X (1984, DBX) (Transport work, in progress)
-Teac V-450X (1986, DBX)
-Onkyo TA-R301 (1991, 2-head, Auto-Reverse)
-Onkyo TA-2600 (1989, 3-head, Silent Transport)
-Sony TC-K670 (1991, 3-head, Dual Capstan, Cassette Stabilizer)
-Sony TC-K909ES (1994, 3-head, Dual Capstan, Dolby S)

rotovator
06-10-2009, 02:40 AM
A SONY TC-K666 ES has been added to my collection (http://webs.ono.com/llagona/coleccion.html).
It's now performing excellent on my work room.

67Zenith
06-27-2009, 09:28 PM
Webcor. Lots of them. My dad was a Webcor reel to reel fan, we called him "Webbie" sometimes (which he did not appreciate). I use the Webcor Viscount III every day. Have others in dry storage, mostly Webcor Compact models, all 1960s. A couple of them need attending to for a scratchy volume control but all are working and all are cosmetically original and nice.

I do need a microphone for the Webcor Viscount III. Anyone got one?? Please let me know. Thanks!

kwik_silvr31
07-19-2009, 09:22 PM
Just two... An Akai GX-F90 and a Technics RS-M270X. Just got rid of a Sony auto-reverse cheapy. It wasn't even worth the effort to remember the model number.

ctcapone
08-02-2009, 08:36 AM
Hi Folks,
Open Reel Akai GX-230d, (2) Pioneer RT-909, Revox A77

AnalogDigit
08-02-2009, 12:45 PM
I used to have:
Pioneer RT 909 open reel deck - sold it because I was moving.
Akai 280D (I think) quad open reel deck - sold it. Sorry I did!
Realistic SCT-32 3-head cassette deck - gave it away to a friend.
Realistic SCT-33 3-head cassette deck - broken, gave to thrift store.
Realistic SCT-3000 - 3-head cassette deck - gave it to a thrift store.
Realistic SCR-1 AM/FM stereo cassette boom box. Made great outdoor recordings. Wish I still had it. Sold it to a friend.

Now in main system:
Aiwa F770 3-head cassette deck
Aiwa F660 3-head cassette deck
Denon DRM-700 3-head cassette deck
JVC KD-A7 cassette deck
Sony TC-WR590 double auto reverse cassette deck
Philips FC567 double auto reverse recording cassette deck
Akai GX4000D open reel deck

In Alarm Clock system:
Zenith CV 670 auto reverse cassette deck

Living room:
Sony TC-WR485 double auto reverse cassette deck
Pioneer CT-M5R 6- cassette changer

Retired or still in part of my collection:
Realistic SCT-19 cassette deck - broken, needs recap, 2nd cassette deck I owned.
Realistic SCT-17 cassette deck - My first, still working!
Sony/Superscope TC-129 deck - My oldest deck, 1973. Still works!
Panasonic RQ-1135 portable open reel deck. It was my brother's. Purchase at Christmas 1968. Still works!
Aiwa AD-WX909 double cassette deck. One well is a quick auto reverse deck, the other is a 3-head deck. Both can be used together or separate decks. Needs belts for the auto reverse well.

VCR decks:
2 - Sony SL-HF400 Beta Hi-Fi decks
Panasonic PV-4760 VHS Hi-Fi - 4 head deck
Sony SLV-HF-688 VHS Hi-Fi deck

Boom Box:
Sony CFD-616 cassette deck with AM/FM stereo and 6 - CD changer

jdurbin1
08-02-2009, 01:16 PM
Ok, I'll play!

At the moment, I have:

Reel (all Tandberg):
TD 20A
10XD x2 (4-track)
10X-4
9041X
3041X

Cassette:
Tandberg 3014A
Tandberg TCD 440A
Tandberg TCD 330 x3
Nak CR-7A
Nak 680
Nak 250 (sold!)
Sony TC-WR99ES

Coming soon:
Tandberg TD 20A SE, I hope!
Tandberg TCD 310

John

Thorzdad
08-10-2009, 06:11 PM
Just one. My humble little Nakamichi BX-150. Bought it new, way back in the 80's. Still have it. Sadly, it sits quiet. I just don't play tapes anymore.

jan_stevns
08-11-2009, 10:26 AM
Ok, I'll play!

At the moment, I have:

Reel (all Tandberg):
TD 20A
10XD x2 (4-track)
10X-4
9041X
3041X

Cassette:
Tandberg 3014A
Tandberg TCD 440A
Tandberg TCD 330 x3
Nak CR-7A
Nak 680
Nak 250 (sold!)
Sony TC-WR99ES

Coming soon:
Tandberg TD 20A SE, I hope!
Tandberg TCD 310

John

Reel2Reel

Teac - a3300sx
TEAC X2000 black
TEAC X2000 silver
Sony TC 765
Revox A77
Revox PR99

well - i'm ahead with one deck

Casettedecks

Denon DMR-44 Black
Denon DMR-44 Silver
Akai GX-c760d
Pioneer CT656mkII
Pioneer CT979
Sony TC-K670
well - we're even on them ;)

Let's keep playing ;)

EdMan57
08-11-2009, 10:53 AM
I recently added Teac V-2030S and Yamaha KX-580 cassette decks.Both are mint and feature the Dolby S noise reduction system.


Ed

jdurbin1
08-11-2009, 01:06 PM
Not at all, I am clearly deficient in the Teac & Revox areas :D

John


Hehe - hard to match .......

Reel2Reel

Teac - a3300sx
TEAC X2000 black
TEAC X2000 silver
Sony TC 765
Revox A77
Revox PR99

well - i'm ahead with one deck

Casettedecks

Denon DMR-44 Black
Denon DMR-44 Silver
Akai GX-c760d
Pioneer CT656mkII
Pioneer CT979
Sony TC-K670
well - we're even on them ;)

Let's keep playing ;)

jan_stevns
08-11-2009, 02:01 PM
Not at all, I am clearly deficient in the Teac & Revox areas :D

John

In the early years i had Tandberg - a tubed model 641x, a later 3000x, a 3500x and finally a TD20a - so they've been in my life - when Tandberg closed down, and my TD20a acted up, it was the last of hte Vikings - allthough a phenomal machine.

Here in Denmark - the Tanberg underground is gone - can't remember one single soul running.

jdurbin1
08-11-2009, 03:35 PM
Based on a handful of Tandberg parts sales I've made to buyers in Denmark in the past year or two, there are at least a few left in hiding...

John

jan_stevns
08-11-2009, 04:28 PM
Based on a handful of Tandberg parts sales I've made to buyers in Denmark in the past year or two, there are at least a few left in hiding...

John
It would'nt surprise me a bit - they did sell iŽn pretty big numbers here - prices where deacent - maybe due to close to no freight ?

here and there you hear them mentioned.

xupernaut
08-18-2009, 08:53 AM
Teac 1230 R2R

Cassette decks in use.....
Sony TC-K650 ES
Denon DR-M30HX
Teac V909RX
Pioneer CT-40
Sanyo RD-S40

Brought/Bringing back to life
Sansui SC-1100 (put new drive belt on works good)
Teac CX-350 (have belt kit coming)

Harmon Kardon TD 262 (in storage)

And a JC Penney 3331 8-Track

lbruun
08-24-2009, 12:21 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm new here but been into tapes and sound machines all my 30 something life.

My current list:

Tape decks:

Fostex x-28 4tracker
Jvc TDV-621 3 head deck
Sony TC-D5 portable pro

Reel to Reels:

Nagra Kudelski IV-A
Revox A77 mkIII
Revox G36
Revox F36
Teac A-2300SX
Sony TC-378
Sony TC-377
Sony TC-510-2

.. and more coming of course :P

jan_stevns
08-24-2009, 02:37 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm new here but been into tapes and sound machines all my 30 something life.

My current list:

Tape decks:

Fostex x-28 4tracker
Jvc TDV-621 3 head deck
Sony TC-D5 portable pro

Reel to Reels:

Nagra Kudelski IV-A
Revox A77 mkIII
Revox G36
Revox F36
Teac A-2300SX
Sony TC-378
Sony TC-377
Sony TC-510-2

.. and more coming of course :P

Simply had forgotten how that 510-2 looked - what a jewel ;)

lbruun
08-24-2009, 04:47 PM
Simply had forgotten how that 510-2 looked - what a jewel ;)

It sure is great little performer:music:

mrfoxboy
09-01-2009, 05:17 PM
I have too many, (or not enough ^^)
Kenwood KX-3010 (Rarity?)(excellent deck, but big)
Sony TC-FX210 (good deck)
Sony TC-RX410 (no info, rarity?)
Sony TC-WE475 (new deck, early 2000s!)
Yamaha KX-200U (needs new chipboard)

jayk
09-01-2009, 05:47 PM
[QUOTE=mrfoxboy;
Sony TC-FX210 (good deck)
Sony TC-RX410 (no info, rarity?)
[/QUOTE]
================================================== ====
i got a used sony TC-FX510 about 5 yrs ago. i haven't been able to find any info on it either.
nice deck anyway.

this is a stock photo off the 'net-
http://images.quebarato.com.br/photos/big/8/0/D7980_1.jpg

mobay
09-03-2009, 10:43 AM
Pioneer CTF-900
Sony TC-588 RTR ( uses no belts... a big plus
TEAC 2000XR RTR ( If I had to choose between losing a finger and this deck
I'd have to think........Yeah I love it...forgive me )


All work (record\playback , functions ) , all have been rejuvenated. No. I do not use them everyday , but they are used on a regular basis.

Just so nice to have a cassette, a 7 " RTR , and a 10" RTR.

Happy and Fat.

Randy

mobay
09-03-2009, 11:39 AM
Not TEAC 2000XR

Sorry

ARIKIP
09-03-2009, 03:56 PM
Hmmmm...i have had a few over the years.

JVC KD-V35??? Little unsure of the model number
Akai HX-A3
Akai CS-F110
Akai GX-65
Akai GX-F31
Sony TC-K715S
Technics RS-B605
Technics RS-B965
Nakamichi CR3
Nakamichi CR7
Pioneer CT-95

Currently still have the Pioneer CT-95 and Technics RS-B965. Love that analogue sound :)

ppeterso2
06-21-2010, 11:00 AM
Like many have said, I have waaaay too many decks to mention--my wife thinks I'm "sick"....

I'll highlight the ones set up that I see everyday (or can recall)--the others are stacked up to the ceiling in storage room...

Reel:

Teac X-2000Rbl
Teac X-1000Rbl
*Revox A-700 (This months Favorite #1)
*Philips N4520 (This months Favorite #3)
*Sony TC-880-s (This months Favorite #2--a monster!!!))
Tascam BR-20
*Revox B77
*Revox PR99mkII
Akai GX-400DSS (a monster!!!!--most button award runner up!!)
*Akai GX-636 (acts up from time to time)
Akai GX-77 (x2)
Fostex Model 20 (reminds me of the akai GX-77)
Philips N7300 (at the office)
Philips N7150
Philips N4506 (most button award!)
Teac X-300R (fiddly tape selection controls like the X-1000R--can't get some tapes to sound good on it)
Realistic TR-3000 (best machine to ever come from Radio Shack!)
Pioneer RT-909 (I pray that it will work everytime I turn it on!)
*Pioneer RT-707 (Mr. Ultra-reliable)
Teac A-2300SD (one of my first decks--but it irritates me--pinch roller sticks and I can't figure out how to get to it!!!)
Akai GX-260D (everyone probably has owned one of these)
Akai GX-4000D (my first Reel to reel--I was 8 years old!!--Circuit City told my Dad that he was crazy buying me an open reel--cassette would be better for a kid--he didn't listen)

Cassette:

Nakamichi LX-5
Nakamichi RX-505 (x2)
Nakamichi RX-303 (x2)
*Nakamichi BX-300 (first Nak)
*Teac V-7000 Gold (you don't see too many of these!)
Aiwa AD-F770 (auto cals everything--including EQ--and really sounds good when ITS WORKING: But it always acts up!!--it's come close to being thrown out the window several times!!--now the sandwich head managed to jump waaaay out of alignment)
Aiwa AD-F850 (my first dual capstan cassette--basically a Sony w/plastic flywheels)
Aiwa AD-S950 (my first dolby S deck--same plastic flywheels)
Sony TC-K717ES (weird model number--no one ever heard of it-now it needs a small capstan drive belt)
*Akai GX-8 (VERY WARM Reel to reel sound!!!)
*JVC TD-V661 (being shipped as we speak--heard good things about them when used in PRO settings)
Tascam 112RmkII (rock solid Auto Reverse 4 head) - (Ultra Reliable!)

*High End Direct Drive Capstan (some w/a slave belt)

Westy56
06-21-2010, 11:12 AM
4 R2R's and 7 cassette decks.

I hardly use them.

Steve

TAGO MAGO
06-21-2010, 11:54 AM
Over the years I have had so many cassette decks, not even Rainman could keep track of the names and model numbers. All I know is many have passed through my hands over the years.

Trower
07-01-2010, 12:27 PM
Well I have amassed a few in the past year

Technics RS-M226 - Not a bad little 2 head playback deck......doesn't record well at all though, but then I am too lazy to open the case to adjust the bias for tape......just too much work when you have other decks that record fine.

Kenwood KX-1060 - Great 3 head deck that plays back well, mine just has a problem in the recording system.

Teac V-530x - Very surprising 2 head deck, records and plays back very well, though recording on a 2 head deck is a pain. I would say this is one of the best bargains for a cheep good sounding deck that also records well.

Teac v-800x - quite a nice deck, Copies the Dragon in styling a little, which is not really a bad thing:D

Nakamichi BX150 - Its a Nak so its good:thmbsp:

And 3 or 4 dual well decks that are of no importance....

And my newest acquisition........A Nakamichi Dragon!!! All my Iron Oxide dreams have come true.....now I just need to service it (needs belts and a tire).

jayk
07-01-2010, 12:55 PM
as of 2 days ago, when i took delivery of nak mr-1 #5, i was/am now up to-

cassette decks-

1 nakamichi 600
5 nak mr-1s
1 nak bx-300
3 tascam 122 mk IIs
3 tascam 122 mk IIIs
sony tc-fx510r
denon dr-m10hx

r2rs

3 akai gx-630d-ss'es
1 akai gx-230d
1 teac a-6300

i think that's all of them, as of today.
and they're all working with the exception of 2 of the tascam 122 mkIIs, one of which is in the shop for repairs. the other will follow it when i get the first back.

audiogem
07-01-2010, 02:00 PM
Well .... if memory serves:

HAVE:
R2R
TEAC A1230
SONY TC377
AKAI X2000SD
UHER 520
B&O 1800
PHILIPS 4510
SONY TC630
BRAUN TG1000

CASSETTE
NAKs: 700, 600, 500, 480, BX100
TEACs: V7010, A800, A450, A360, A350, A220, A170, A400
AKAIs: GX-75, GXC 46D, GXC 39D, CS 34D, CS 30D
TANDBERGs: TCD330, TCD320, TCD310
PIONEERs: CTF 850, CTF 8282, CTF 7171, CTF 2121
SONAB 500 (same as Nak 500)
TECHNICS: RS676US, RS630
B&O 1900
JVC 1667U
AIWAs: ADF800, AD 6300, AD 1250
NIKKOs: ND 800, ND 1000
BRAUN C1
TASCAM 112MkII
EUMIG 800 Metropolitan

HAD:
R2R
TANDBERG 3000X
SONY TC350
AKAI 4000D

CASSETTE
AIWAs: AD 1500, ADF 6350, ADF 850
YAMAHAs: TC 520, TC 800GL
NIKKO ND 990
SONY TC 186SD

I guess that I HAVE more than I HAD .... that's because I re-bought almost everything I sold or traded in my young days.
Still looking for more!

slow_jazz
07-01-2010, 02:12 PM
Pioneer CTF-9191.

Would love to have a Pioneer RT-909.

Trower
07-01-2010, 02:51 PM
Well .... if memory serves:

HAVE:......TEACs: V7010......


Such a beautiful deck!

Edriz
07-02-2010, 09:17 AM
Over the years, Hhmmmm,
Pioneer;
CT-F9191
CT-F900
CT-F950, (in use)
CT-F1000

RT-707
RT-909, (in use)

Guess I like Pioneer Tape Decks :thmbsp: :rockon:

braxus
07-02-2010, 10:59 AM
I started out with portables in the 70s and early 80s, two being a Radio Shack CTR 39 and later a CTR 37. Then I got a CCR-82 portable in around 83. From there I moved up to a real deck which was a Luxman K-112 in 1988. I saw an Aiwa XK-009 deck I wanted and started to work towards it, but college happened and I didn't get that deck at that time. In 1993 I got a Sony TC-K909ES and it was my main deck till a couple years ago. In around 2006 I got an Aiwa XK-009, but sold it when I got an Aiwa XK-S9000, but didn't get that serviced till 2008. Then in 2008 I also got a Tandberg 3014, but it still needs to be serviced. In around that time I also got a JVC TD-R611 and finally another Aiwa XK-009 to keep. It was late 2008 I also got my best deck- a Tandberg 3014A which is being serviced as we speak today. This past few months I got another set of RS portables- this time a CTR-42A and CTR-39. In late 2008 I also got my first reel to reel- an Otari MX-5050B3-2. I may look at getting a Pioneer RT-707 down the road, plus a Sony TC-KA7ES.

audiogem
07-04-2010, 01:56 PM
TEAC V7010.... Such a beautiful deck!

... but with such temperamental function keys. It has seen twice the service men and it still is not responding to my tender touch! I can only operate it through the remote control (luckily there is one),

EADGBE
07-04-2010, 07:16 PM
I have no r2r decks (but I hope to change that someday).

My cassette decks:

Nakamichi 682ZX (the absolute king of my collection)
Nakamichi CR-7A (a very close second)
Nakamichi ZX-7
Nakamichi ZX-9
Nakamichi RX-505 (much more than a gimmick; STUNNING sound)
Nakamichi 680ZX
Nakamichi 700 Tri-Tracer (awesome sound, and never been worked on)
Nakamichi BX-300 (the first Nak I ever bought--still sounds great)

Sony TC-K700ES (superb deck that's built like a tank)
Sansui SC (cool old school deck; I just keep it because it matches my Sansui 7070!)

I hope to post pics of all of these decks someday soon!

*andy*

Trower
07-04-2010, 07:35 PM
... but with such temperamental function keys. It has seen twice the service men and it still is not responding to my tender touch! I can only operate it through the remote control (luckily there is one),

Ah thats too bad.....My Teac V-800x, can be temperamental like that, though some Some CAIG DeoxIT contact cleaner, then some Faderlube after did fix it.

It still is a sight to behold though:yes:

Trower
07-04-2010, 07:38 PM
I have no r2r decks (but I hope to change that someday).

My cassette decks:

Nakamichi 682ZX (the absolute king of my collection)
Nakamichi CR-7A (a very close second)
Nakamichi ZX-7
Nakamichi ZX-9
Nakamichi RX-505 (much more than a gimmick; STUNNING sound)
Nakamichi 680ZX
Nakamichi 700 Tri-Tracer (awesome sound, and never been worked on)
Nakamichi BX-300 (the first Nak I ever bought--still sounds great)

Sony TC-K700ES (superb deck that's built like a tank)
Sansui SC (cool old school deck; I just keep it because it matches my Sansui 7070!)

I hope to post pics of all of these decks someday soon!

*andy*


:ntwrthy: :ntwrthy: :ntwrthy:


So you really like the 682zx better than the other NAKs? Why is that?

I can say I anxiously await some pictures!!!

EADGBE
07-05-2010, 08:40 AM
Trower: (cool name, does it refer to the guitarist?)

It's very difficult to put into words what I get from the 682ZX that I don't get from the other decks, but I'll try...

The sound is, in a word, astonishing. What seems to separate the 682ZX from all others is how full and natural the bass response is.

The bass response is, for lack of a better way to put it, REAL. It doesn't sound boomy or processed or restricted in any way. It just sounds as close as possible to the actual bass frequencies you hear in a live performance. My other decks have plenty of bass, but it all somehow seems two-dimensional when directly compared to the 682ZX. To me, how well a deck reproduces bass frequencies is what separates the truly great decks from the merely good ones. :music:

Treble frequencies are ABSOLUTELY clear and consistently shine, with ANY tape type. Of course, other Nakamichi decks make incredible recordings with any tape type, but the recordings that are made with the 682ZX transcend mere "tape recordings". You really get the feeling that you are listening to music on a fine turntable or CD player. The 682ZX is pretty much unlimited as to how good its recordings can be.

It is a pretty rare deck. It was only made for a couple of years (1980-1981), and it was quite pricey. I think the original retail price was $1800, which was a big chunk of change, even by today's standards. It's hard to find one of these for sale, but they are out there.

For the record (no pun intended), the CR-7A is a VERRRRY close second. It also makes incredible recordings that are every bit as good as the 682ZX...but...different. It gets the same job done as the 682ZX, but you can tell that it handles frequencies differently. Bass is every bit as present, but with a slight "punch" to it. I can't help thinking that because the CR-7A made its debut in the mid-1980's, it was engineered to sound like an "80's deck" with that "80's sound"--extreme high fidelity, but with a subtle "punch" in the bass and lower midrange to make the music "snap" a bit more. It's a super cool deck. If I had my 682ZX taken from me (perish the thought! :tears:) and could never find another 682ZX, I could be quite happy with the CR-7A.

I hope I don't start a fight with this next statement, but here goes: I think the CR-7A (and certainly the 682ZX, and even a couple others) sound better than the Dragon. Don't get me wrong--I think the Dragon is a GREAT deck, but I don't understand this mindset that the Dragon is the "top of the line". It is certainly VERY cool to be a true auto-reverse deck, along with a full complement of tape-tweaking abilities. But after doing extensive listening tests with a customer's Dragon, I concluded that, while it is an AWESOME recording machine, when it came to sound quality, I could do everything it could do with my 682ZX and my CR-7A...and the sound just pleased my ears a bit better with those two decks than with the Dragon.

I repair and restore cassette decks, and I specialize in Nakamichi decks, so I look at these machines from the inside AND outside. Rest assured, I will own a Dragon someday...but only because it is a cassette icon, not because my own decks are somehow lacking compared to it. :thmbsp:

Just my 2 cents....


*andy*

macman007
07-05-2010, 10:37 PM
Several,

Sony C677-ES Cassette-459.00$
Technics Cassette Deck-Silver Face, can't remember model# - Circa 1979 with Dolby-B,C- Normal, Fecr, Chrome - 2 heads. Price - 169.00$ New
Teac A2300 - 549.00$ New
Teac A3340S - Free
Teac X1000-RBL - 1400.00 New Closeout 1984
Tascam/Teac Model 3 Mixing board for the A3340S - free.
Sony DTC 59ES Digital Audio Tape Unit. $399.00 - New/Clearance

I still own the 2 Sony's and all 4 Teac units, after many years of basically trouble free service. The Teac R to R's need all the audio adjustments tweaked by a pro and the X1000 needs the heads Re-lapped or replaced with a set for a X-2000 RBL, worn out from lots of using EE tape (Very Abrasive). The Sony needed a new capstan motor (warranty- no charge at almost 5 years of age) and the Technics crapped out after almost 3 years, audio board burned out, too expensive to fix vs. value of the unit.

I have always, and always will love the sound of analog, especialy tape or albums recorded to tape. There is magic in the transfer for some reason, at least to me. Even transfering CD's to open reel adds a magic "quality" I can't quite place or explain that makes Cd's sound SOOO much better IMO.

Cheers,

Phil

Trower
07-09-2010, 01:20 PM
I have always, and always will love the sound of analog, especialy tape or albums recorded to tape. There is magic in the transfer for some reason, at least to me. Even transfering CD's to open reel adds a magic "quality" I can't quite place or explain that makes Cd's sound SOOO much better IMO.

Cheers,

Phil

I understand completely!

Trower
07-09-2010, 01:47 PM
Trower: (cool name, does it refer to the guitarist?)

Yes it indeed does:thmbsp: I have loved Robin Trower since I was a little kid. In City Dreams is still my go too feel good album.

It's very difficult to put into words what I get from the 682ZX that I don't get from the other decks, but I'll try...

The sound is, in a word, astonishing. What seems to separate the 682ZX from all others is how full and natural the bass response is.

The bass response is, for lack of a better way to put it, REAL. It doesn't sound boomy or processed or restricted in any way. It just sounds as close as possible to the actual bass frequencies you hear in a live performance. My other decks have plenty of bass, but it all somehow seems two-dimensional when directly compared to the 682ZX. To me, how well a deck reproduces bass frequencies is what separates the truly great decks from the merely good ones. :music:

Treble frequencies are ABSOLUTELY clear and consistently shine, with ANY tape type. Of course, other Nakamichi decks make incredible recordings with any tape type, but the recordings that are made with the 682ZX transcend mere "tape recordings". You really get the feeling that you are listening to music on a fine turntable or CD player. The 682ZX is pretty much unlimited as to how good its recordings can be.

It is a pretty rare deck. It was only made for a couple of years (1980-1981), and it was quite pricey. I think the original retail price was $1800, which was a big chunk of change, even by today's standards. It's hard to find one of these for sale, but they are out there.

For the record (no pun intended), the CR-7A is a VERRRRY close second. It also makes incredible recordings that are every bit as good as the 682ZX...but...different. It gets the same job done as the 682ZX, but you can tell that it handles frequencies differently. Bass is every bit as present, but with a slight "punch" to it. I can't help thinking that because the CR-7A made its debut in the mid-1980's, it was engineered to sound like an "80's deck" with that "80's sound"--extreme high fidelity, but with a subtle "punch" in the bass and lower midrange to make the music "snap" a bit more. It's a super cool deck. If I had my 682ZX taken from me (perish the thought! :tears:) and could never find another 682ZX, I could be quite happy with the CR-7A.

I hope I don't start a fight with this next statement, but here goes: I think the CR-7A (and certainly the 682ZX, and even a couple others) sound better than the Dragon. Don't get me wrong--I think the Dragon is a GREAT deck, but I don't understand this mindset that the Dragon is the "top of the line". It is certainly VERY cool to be a true auto-reverse deck, along with a full complement of tape-tweaking abilities. But after doing extensive listening tests with a customer's Dragon, I concluded that, while it is an AWESOME recording machine, when it came to sound quality, I could do everything it could do with my 682ZX and my CR-7A...and the sound just pleased my ears a bit better with those two decks than with the Dragon.

I repair and restore cassette decks, and I specialize in Nakamichi decks, so I look at these machines from the inside AND outside. Rest assured, I will own a Dragon someday...but only because it is a cassette icon, not because my own decks are somehow lacking compared to it. :thmbsp:

Just my 2 cents....


*andy*

That is just what I was looking to hear, lots of great insight into Naks! They are indeed great sounding decks. I just got a Dragon, and love it. I mostly got it for the auto reverse and ease of use for recoding. I will have too keep the 682 in the back of my mind for the future though:)

Harvey/ Ga
07-10-2010, 11:52 PM
My first tape deck was a Viking 86..circa 1958
After a hiatus, came the Dual C-939
Pioneer CT-F 1000

In current use
Denon DR-M44HX (two)
Denon DR-M22
Yamaha K-1020
Marantz PMD 430...a real sweetheart of a portable...top notch specs, too :thmbsp:

DecentMan4you
12-04-2010, 05:43 PM
well I still have my Teac V2-RX that I use to this day...

jdurbin1
12-05-2010, 12:07 AM
Have (a few of these are just passing through):

Open reel
Tandberg TD20ASE (x2)
Tandberg 10XD-4 (x4)
Tandberg 10X-4
Tandberg 9041X
Tandberg 65
Tandberg 64X (x2)
Tandberg 11
Tandberg 100 (instrumentation recorder)
Tascam 38
Tascam 32 (x2, but one's a parts deck)
Teac A3440
Teac X7-R MkII (parts deck)
Sony TC-458
Sony TC-230

Cassette
Tandberg 3014A
Tandberg 3014
Tandberg 440A (x2, 1 black/1 silver)
Tandberg 340A
Tandberg 330 (x4 or 5, some are parts decks)
Tandberg 320
Tandberg 310 MkII
Tandberg 310
Nakamichi Dragon
Nakamichi CR-7A
Nakamichi 550
Nakamichi 350 (x2)
Nakamichi 250
Advent 201A
Sony TC-WR99ES
Concept ELC
Concept ELC II

Had:
Tandberg TD20A
Pioneer RT-10xx, can't remember the model
Pioneer CT-F900
Dual 839? can't remember the model
Sansui SC something or the other
More Nak 250's, 350's, and 550's - I'm a serial offender with those
Various Tandberg TCD models: 300, 310, 310 MkII, 320, 330. 340A, 420A, 440A, 3014 - also a serial offender with these

John

Towerguy
01-15-2011, 09:58 PM
If I can remember them, not that it is that many but my memory is not that great,

It started with Technics and has remained that way, almost exclusively:
Technics RS-M85 Cassette Deck (still have it)
RS-631US Cassette Deck (gone)
RS-1700 Open Reel (both are gone)
RS-9900US (both are gone)
RS-M88 (gone)
RS-TR373 (I have yet to use this or the Nak below, they were both given to me - used)
Nakamichi BX-300 (it was free)
Technics RS-10A02

FAB1
01-16-2011, 12:05 PM
I hadnt seen this thread before.

ALL the tape decks you have and ever owned...cassette, 8T, r2r?

Maybe Tomorrow I will attempt to make a list.

But I doubt if I will remember every single unit going back to the late 1960's.

I started in hi-fi rather young. : )

oldvinyldude
01-18-2011, 04:47 PM
I currently have:
Akai 630DB
Akai 635B
Akai 646B
Teac X7R
Sony TC something-not working-in garage....

Aiwa AD-F800
Aiwa AD-F810
3 others-one Teac 3 head, a Yamaha 2 head-only one I bought new, and until about 3 years ago, my only tape deck.

And I was feeling a bit odd for having all these, until I looked at some of the other lists posted here. "See honey-I am not alone.....":D

Karma16
01-20-2011, 07:01 AM
HI,
* Used to have:

Magnecord (don't remember the model; too many years have passed)
Revox A77 quarter track and 7 1/2 IPS, 3 3/4 IPS (used it with an outboard Advent Dolby B unit-worked very well)
Nakamichi CR-7A (great machine; sold it so I could afford my Dragon; would like to have had both)

* I have currently:

Reel to Reels
Revox A700 - quarter track and 15 IPS, 7 1/2 IPS, 3 3/4 IPS, 10 1/2 inch reels (a terrific machine; the only R2R installed in my stereo system))
Revox A77 - half track and 15 IPS, 7 1/2 IPS, 10 1/2 inch reels (my mix-down machine)
Teac 3340 - four track and 15 IPS, 7 1/2 IPS, 10 1/2 inch reels (used entirely for live recording)

Cassettes
Nakamichi Dragon - 3 head, Dolby C (my favorite cassette machine; installed in my stereo system)
Nakamichi 680 - 3 head (Good machine; unique with its 15/16 IPS speed which I never use; installed in my computer room stereo system)
Nakamichi 582 - 3 head (my first Nakamichi, great performer, very under rated; being rebuilt at the moment)
Nakamichi CR4A - 3 head, Dolby C (good performer but my least favorite Nak that I have; lacks some important features; installed in my HT system; used for playback of stereo music)

DAT
Denon DTR-80P - (portable package which is great for field recording. The DAT recordings sound really good.)

CD Recorder (does this count?)
Pioneer PDR-609 - (makes very good recordings; used for making CD's from my vinyl or tapes; installed in my stereo system; recorded CD's used in my car and my computer)

VCR's
I have three but I won't elaborate here. Don't use them much any more. Mostly used to play video tapes that I haven't replaced with DVD's. Need to get rid of two of them.

Sparky

Rome
03-30-2011, 11:13 AM
I had a Sharp RT-10 back in the 80s -- Very good tape deck...

I have right now:
Kenwood KX-W895 -- Got it free in good condition. Have not used yet.
Pioneer CT-F500 -- Needs a belt
Sharp RT-12 -- Broken pieces inside
Sony TC-FX210 -- Very good deck

Rome

pocketchange
03-30-2011, 04:33 PM
R2R:
Tascam 42 & 44

Cassette:
Nak 680ZX

I can't remember what I had for lunch & forgot the old gear at breakfast..

samid
03-30-2011, 07:03 PM
Hi guys,

Been a while since I posted here (but lurked a lot). Here's my current list:

Cassette:
Nakamichi 680ZX
Nakamichi 600 - needs attention
Sony TC-K61 Limited
Pioneer CT-F1250 - works except that the cassette retainer is broken and waits to be fixed
Pioneer CT-F1000 - being serviced
Marantz PMD430 - works but needs new belts

R2R:
...none yet but I'm hoping this situation will shortly be fixed...

jancumps
08-26-2011, 03:12 PM
Grundig TK 246 (gone)
UHER 4400 Reporter Stereo Recorder IC (have - project)
Teac 80-8 (gone)
Akai 4000DS (have)

Kenwood KX-620 (gone)
Technics RS-B355 (gone)
Nakamichi CR-1e (have)
Realistic SCT-11 (given to father)

sanlanman
08-26-2011, 04:09 PM
Well, Here is what I curently have;

Cassette:
Sony TC-KA2ES (downstairs)
Denon DR-M12HX (upstairs)
JVC KD-V6 (spare)
Sony TC-WE675 (spare)

Reel to Reel;
Teac A4300SX (downstairs)
Teac A4300 (upstairs spare)
2 each Teac X1000R -BL (upstairs)
Teac X2000R-BL (out for repair)
plus another partially stripped X1000R BL that is a parts queen

3 Toshiba VCRs, not really used anymore

1 Panasonic RS-808 8 track recorder deck, (just for nostalgia, but it works)


Previous Cassette decks were:
Akia GXC -75D (a long time ago)
NAD cassette deck, can't remember model #

70salesguy
08-26-2011, 05:13 PM
I currently own 15 RTR decks.

vinyldavid
08-26-2011, 05:37 PM
Well I'll post an update to my list:

*disclaimer: I keep a spreadsheet of everything I've ever had and pertinent info*

This is what I have now:

R2R:
Otari MX-5050 (original, console mount)
Teac A-3340S
Teac 3340S
Tascam 34B
Teac X-3
Teac A-6010 (x2, one's a parts unit)
Technics RS-1500
Ampex AG-440B
Crown CX-844
Ampex PR-500 (medical recorders, basically 7 speed 440c's) x2
Teac 3300S
Sony TC-250
sony TC-260
Something small for playback of super slow tapes
Fostex E16
Tascam 48 (long term loan)

Cassette:
Tascam 122B (x2, one's dead)
Sony TC-K730ES
Akai GX-912

DAT:
Panasonic SV-3800
Tascam DA-30 (malfunctioning)

Other:
RCA SoundTape cartridge machine
Realistic TR-803 8 track recorder.

Video:
VHS:
Panasonic AG-1960 SVHS
JVC BR-S811u SVHS
some random DVD/VHS thing (not used)
JVC 1000 SVHS or something like that (needs work, but cool as hell)

Betamax:
Sony SL-HFR30

U-matic 3/4":
Sony BVU-something (portable)
JVC CR-6600
JVC CR-6650 or 6850....whatever the nice editor is
Will be getting a nice Sony VO-5850 soon for the main video rack. The JVC stuff and portable Sony are buried and waiting for a time when I can setup a nice Linear suite.

Decks I have had but no longer have:

R2R:
panasonic RS-790US
Tascam 22-2
Teac 3300-2T
Otari MX-5050BIIHD-2T
Realistic TR-999
Realistic TR-808
Sony TC-101
ReVox A77
Sony TC-788-4
Sony TC-758

Cass:
Sony Black boombox
Sony CFD-20 tan boombox
Sony FH-7MkII
Panasonic All in one
Sony TC-K670
Technics RS-M224
technics Dbl no rec lvl
Technics RS-M222
technics TR-232
Sharp RT-10
nakamichi MR-2
Concept ELC
Pioneer CT-F9191

VHS:
magnavox
Phillips/magnavox
Sony VHS
RCA Vhs

jdurbin1
08-27-2011, 12:43 AM
Since we're catching up...

Have (a few of these are just passing through):

Open reel
Tandberg TD20ASE (x2)
Tandberg TD20A
Tandberg 10XD-4 (x3)
Tandberg 10X-4
Tandberg 9041X
Tandberg 65
Tandberg 64X (x2)
Tandberg 11
Tandberg 100 (instrumentation recorder)
Tascam 32
Teac A3440
Sony TC-458
Sony TC-230

Cassette
Tandberg 3014A
Tandberg 3014 x3
Tandberg 440A (x2, 1 black/1 silver)
Tandberg 340A
Tandberg 330 (x4 or 5, some are parts decks)
Tandberg 320
Tandberg 310 MkII
Tandberg 310
Nakamichi Dragon
Nakamichi CR-7A
Nakamichi 550
Nakamichi 350 (x2)
Nakamichi 250
Advent 201A
Advent 201
Sony TC-WR99ES
Concept ELC x2 (project/parts decks)

John

Harvey/ Ga
08-28-2011, 11:38 PM
[QUOTE=vincedog3;1554393]A fun list of Tape machines of one type or another.

Presently have:
Denon DR-M44HX, DR-M22
Yamaha K-1020
Marantz PMD-430

Previously owned:
Pioneer CT-F1000
Dual C-939
Viking -86 (RTR)

landsberger
08-29-2011, 01:08 AM
I thought I was a bit over the top with my collection but now having read a few posts I feel much better now!

Currently owned:
Revox A700 x2
Revox B77 mkI x1
Revox B77 mkII x3
Revox PR99 mkII x1
ASC 6002 x1
ASC 6002T x1
Tandberg TD20ASE x1
Tascam TSR8 x1
Uher Report monitor 4000 x1 mono
Uher Report monitor 4400 x1 stereo
Beocord 9000 x2
Marantz CP/PMD 430 x3
Uher CR240AV x1
Tascam 112 x1
Tascam 133 x3
Tascam 238 x1
Tascam 688 x1
Denon? x1
Casio DAT portable x1

Previously owned:
Nagra SN stereo
Revox A77mk4
Tandberg 6000
Tandberg 9000
Philips N4408
Philips Pro 12
Ferrograph Series 7 (temperamental)
ASC 5004
Uher Report Monitor 4000
Uher CG360
Nakamichi (midrange models I think 300 series?) x2 nasty little things
Neal Ferrograph 302
Tascam 234

Would like to get:
Uher SG631
Vortexion CBL7
Revox C278
Tandberg TD20ASE High speed
Nagra series 4 stereo
Tandberg TCD 440

If anyone in Australia has one of the above to GIVE AWAY I'll give it a very good loving home

Regards
John

Fast996
08-29-2011, 01:18 AM
R2R

Ampex AG440C/B
Ampex 350-2
Ampex 354
Ampex MR70
Crown CX844
Crown CX844 Varispeed
Crown CX824
Studer A820 MKII 1/2 inch

Those I have now and I don't think I'll add to it soon.

Stalmer
01-02-2012, 05:19 PM
Crown SX-724 (with DBX I noise reduction)
BIC T-2 cassette

rjag46
01-02-2012, 05:58 PM
Sony TC-756 Akai 1730D-ss 4 ch. Roberts 771X Nakamichi 680ZX Teac A800 Teac CX-650R Sanyo Plus-D65 Marantz 5010-B Onkyo TA-630D MCS 3552 Technics M-224 Sony TC-K4 That,s all folks. Happy new year 2 everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!:music:

Dwartz
01-02-2012, 09:36 PM
My "museum" has about 170 reel to reel machines, 30 8-track decks, 15 cassette decks, 5 wire recorders and several odd format machines.

My regular use machines are:
Pioneer RT-909
Pioneer RT-707
Onkyo TA-2047 cassette
Teac A-450 cassette
Tandberg TCD-310 MK II cassette

perryinva
01-03-2012, 04:23 PM
Where in hell do you keep 170 RTRs and 30 8 tracks??? You must have one helluva museum!!!

I have:

Nakamichi
Dragon x4
ZX-9 x3
ZX-7 x2
CR-7 X2
CR-5
CR-4
RX-505 X3
RX-303
RX-202
600
660ZX
680ZX X3
682ZX
550 X2
LX-5 X2
LX-3 X2
BX-300 X2
DR-2
CD1

Revox
B710MKII X2
B215 X2

Yamaha
K960 x2
K1020 x2
KX1200U


Man, I HAVE to sell some of these....

Dwartz
01-04-2012, 11:26 AM
Kids grow up and move away, making spare bedrooms. Years ago when I had maybe 20, my wife surprised me by telling me we should build shelves so we could display them. She helped build them, so it's partially her fault the collection grew, right?

ggeorge
01-05-2012, 02:28 PM
Currently,

Cassette:

Denon DRM-700
Nakamichi DR-2
Advent 201
Technics RS-631
Yamaha KX-630 (yesterday, $10--mint!)
Tandberg TCD-340A (...by FedEx, today)

Open reel:

Sony TC-377

Several portables: (all new-in-the-box)

Wollensak 3M 4100
Bruns Monochord 6020
Realistic Stereo-Mate SCP-19

...and a couple of 8-track players.

FAB1
01-07-2012, 05:06 PM
Currently about 30 r2r and cassette decks.

Highlights: Otari MX-5050 BII & MX-50N, Akai GX 747dbx /Blk,
Technics RS-1500, Teac X-1000, Tascam 22-2. Marantz SD-8010dbx (rebuilt)
Tascam Syncaset 134 (2)

20tajk7
01-07-2012, 06:31 PM
Hi, I have currently 73 cassette decks:

Aiwa AD-F410 (works fine)
Akai CSF11 (")
Akai CSM02 ('', metal top cover version)
Akai CSM02 ('', plastic top cover version)
Akai GXC39D (works fine)
Akai GXC75D (needs new pinch rollers and electrical alignements)
Altic LD7000 (very strange deck, dxb nr?)
Brandt PK201 (French version of a Sanyo deck, needs new pb head preamp LA3160)
Brandt PK202 (French version of a Sanyo deck, belts to change)
Brandt PK202 (French version of a Sanyo deck, addition of headphone amp http://hifi-nostalgie.discutbb.com/sujet-352133-510363-57779-1-brandt-pk-202.html )

Denon DRM07 (need plastic gear)
Denon DRM700A (works fine)
Fisher CR4021 (dead transport, for parts)
Hitachi D900 (ff doesn't function)
ITT 8021 (French version, still not tested)
ITT 8025 (good playback but bad recording. http://www.audiovintage.fr/leforum/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=19111)
JVC KD21D (belts too change)
JVC KD25 (not tested)
JVC KDD2 (works fine)
JVC KDV11 ('')

JVC KDX1 (for parts)
JVC TDW11 ('')
JVC TDW103 (works fine, my first k7 deck !)
JVC TDW118 (recording not tested)
JVC TDWE77 (not tested)
JVC TDWE91 (works fine)
Kenwood KX71R ('')
Kenwood KX7030 (bad recording and erratic autocal :( )
Luxman K5A (dead pinch roller)
Nakamichi 480 (works fine)

Nakamichi 670ZX (playback head replaced and need alignement and needs new orange caps)
Nakamichi 1000ZXL (orange caps replaced, very good playback but needs belts)
Nakamichi CR1E (works fine)
Nakamichi CR4 (broken door but works fine)
Nogamatic MCD3000 (works fine, needs a new cassette lamp http://hifi-nostalgie.discutbb.com/sujet-352133-540167-57779-1-nogamatic-mcd-3000.html )
Philips F6210 (dead transport)
Philips FC911 (erratic autoreverse, for parts)
Philips FC950 (works fine)
Pioneer CT50R (transformed in diy k7 deck http://www.audiovintage.fr/leforum/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=13060 )
Pioneer CT300 (works fine)

Pioneer CT330 (")
Pioneer CT980W (")
Pioneer CTA7X (bad erasing on right track)
Pioneer CTF600 (not tested)
Pioneer CTF600 (for parts)
Pioneer CTF1000 (slow ff/rew, needs electrical adjustments)
Pioneer CTF2121 (belts to change)
Pioneer CTW530R (squeaky transports)
Sansui D100 (belts to change)
Schneider ST2612 (same transport and electronics of Philips F6210, recording not tested)

Sony TC188SD (belts to change)
Sony TC199SD (works fine)
Sony TCFX5 (door spring broken but works fine)
Sony TCK55II (works fine)
Sony TCK750ES (titanium version, my favourite deck)
Sony TCK750ES (black version)
Sony TCWE405 (not tested)
Sony TCWR535 (erratic autoreverse)
Sony TCWR870 (deck 1 does not run, very bad sound on deck 2, rusty amorphous head?)
Teac A103 (belts to change)

Teac V210C (works fine)
Teac V430X (dead green part of the vu meter :( )
Teac V610 (belts to change)
Teac V615 ('', bad playback)
Teac V7 (needs new idler, bad recording)
Technics 640 (echo on playback)
Technics RSM224 (works fine)
Technics RSTR265 ('')
Technics RSTR265 (dead transport, for parts)
Technics RSX911 ('')

Technics RSX980 (works fine)
Toshiba PCG22 ('')
Uher CG339 (dead capstan motor)

... and some walkmans, boomboxes and VCR.

Looking for a Nak RX303/505 or ZX7/9 :)

Anubis
01-07-2012, 09:13 PM
I've had a few in the past, but can't remember most them now. I had a Nakamichi 582, Pioneer CT-F950 and Marantz 5220, but sold them all.
I currently have:
Kenwood KX-5530
Nak RX-202
Teac A2300-SX (which I will someday get up and running...I think)
I like my Nak RX-202, it's a nice sounding deck.
My whole thing about tapes decks though is that there are no techs who will touch them, so once they go, that's it. I've tried digging into decks befoer myself and I won't touch them either anymore, too scary to me.

Nautiker
01-07-2012, 09:30 PM
Pioneer CT-WM77R (x2)
Pioneer CT-F9191 (since college)
Yamaha KX-W952
Yamaha KX-W602
Nakamichi LX-5

And cassettes are still in all my cars...

FAB1
01-08-2012, 09:43 AM
Currently about 30 r2r and cassette decks.

Highlights: Otari MX-5050 BII & MX-50N, Akai GX 747dbx /Blk,
Technics RS-1500, Teac X-1000, Tascam 22-2. Marantz SD-8010dbx (rebuilt)
Tascam Syncaset 134 (2)

Correction: Marantz SD-8020 - no dbx

Wishful thinking? I would like to acquire the dbx model of the Compudeck. Since most of them are non-functional by now if they haven't been rebuilt they can go for pretty cheap. I paid $25 bucks for mine on CL.

Tasuke
03-01-2012, 01:41 PM
my deck register, from my very first, to my current (and permanent)


PIONEER CT-980W (1987/1988)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310/shaorin-chan/LA%20SYSTEM/CT-980W2.jpg

PIONEER CT-W603RS (1994/1995)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310/shaorin-chan/LA%20SYSTEM/CT-W603RS3.jpg

PIONEER CT-W600R (1988/1998)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310/shaorin-chan/LA%20SYSTEM/CT-W600R2.jpg

PIONEER CT-W910R (1989/1990)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310/shaorin-chan/LA%20SYSTEM/GR-777St.jpg


PIONEER CT-S800 (1988/1989)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310/shaorin-chan/CT-S800%2004-09-2009/CT-S800MACGYVER11-28-09.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310/shaorin-chan/CT-S800%2004-09-2009/CT-S8004-9-0920.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310/shaorin-chan/CT-S800%2004-09-2009/CT-S8004-9-0911.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310/shaorin-chan/CT-S800%2004-09-2009/CT-S8004-9-093.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310/shaorin-chan/CT-S800%2004-09-2009/CU-T011CT-M6R-CT-S800.jpg

JohnInICT
03-01-2012, 11:28 PM
I have just one...Teac A-2340R...just got it and realized that it's above my pay grade, so I'm getting rid of it :sigh::sigh:

FAB1
03-02-2012, 09:49 AM
I have just one...Teac A-2340R...just got it and realized that it's above my pay grade, so I'm getting rid of it :sigh::sigh:

Above pay grade??

I have 3 Teac A2340R decks. great for playing Quad tapes...solid A series build. nice VU meters. It is nice to have spare decks and all of them work.

hwirt
03-02-2012, 10:14 AM
All reel to reel and all sold over twenty years ago:

Sony TC-355

Teac 4010s

Tascam 40-4 -w- DBX

Tascam 80-8 -w- DBX

lbruun
03-02-2012, 11:27 AM
Sony:

2 x tc-377
1 x tc-378
1 x tc-399
1 x tc 510
1 x tc-540

Tascam/Teac:

1 x Tascam 22-4
2 x Teac A-2300sx

Revox

2 x G-36
2 x F-36
1 x C-36
1 x A-77

Studer:

1 x A-80RC Mastering R2R

Nagra:

1 x Nagra IV-A

Tandberg:

1 x TDA-20 HS

:scratch2:

Panayotis_M
03-02-2012, 05:16 PM
I have just seen this thread. Very interesting. It provides records for devices, some of which have had a considerable and important presence in the audio era.

So far, I've owned the following:

A. R-to-R
Akai M9 (my first open reel recorder)
Akai M8 (given to me by a friend, not yet tested - there is a thread for it in this category on how to restore it)
Akai GX-630D (bought from ebay, arrived two days ago. Needs to be serviced, cleaned, set up and calibrated)

B. Cassette
Teac A-160 (my first ever cassette deck, equiped with Dolby B NR)
JVC CD-1950
JVC KD-S200 (both JVCs with company's proprietary ANRS noise reduction)
Nakamichi Cassette Deck 2 (Bolby B, C)
Kenwood KX-9050S (Dolby B, C, S)

C. DAT Recorders
AIWA XD-S1100
Sony PCM-2600 Pro

I am not going to mention here the portable cassette recorders, that I have eventually owned through the years, mainly because they cannot be considered as hi-fi ones and of course, because they have never been used as such. Some of them, incuding some mini and micro cassette recorders were used for professional purposes, such as on-the-spot voice recordings, when describing inspections and surveys during my marine technical career. The others were just used for fun, at family picnics and excursions with friends.
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Arnold_Layne
03-02-2012, 07:12 PM
Only listing decks I have:

R2R:

Technics RS-1500
Pioneer RT-2022
Otari MX-5050BII2
Teac 3340S

Cassette:

Nakamichi Dragon
Nakamichi Cassette Deck One
Nakamichi CR-7A
Nakamichi 700ZXE

8 track:

Akai CR80DSS x2
Wollensack 8075a
Dat:

Tascam DA302

Digital:

Tascam DA-88

A_L

JohnInICT
03-02-2012, 07:14 PM
Above pay grade??

I have 3 Teac A2340R decks. great for playing Quad tapes...solid A series build. nice VU meters. It is nice to have spare decks and all of them work.

Yeah...I don't know how to service it...don't have a Quad receiver...I'm listening to it now...sounds great...I think someone who is more technically minded than I could show it much more love. :D

dorr
03-02-2012, 08:38 PM
Have:

Teac X1000 R
Teac A6300
Akai 1810
Teac X 3R


Pioneer CTF750
Pioneer CTF7272
Nakamichi 680
Nakamichi BX125

Numone
06-27-2013, 06:04 AM
R2R - both acquired in the last three months.

TEAC A-1230 2T - working well but in need of a service and refurb
TEAC A-7030GSL - not working and will be 1st in line for a service and refurb

Cassette

Sony TC-K570 3 Head, Dolby B & C - Had from new in 1991. Perfect condition in all respects apart from a squeaky flywheel.
JVC KD-A7 - Had from new in 1979. Battleship build and still sounds wonderful, and also in perfect condition in all respects but in need of a service.
TEAC A-450 - not working so long term project.

yjwu
07-20-2013, 01:41 AM
R2R

ReVox A77, HS with built-in amp and speakers
ReVox B77 MkII, HS
ReVox C270
STUDER A810
STUDER A807 MkI
STUDER A807 MkII, HS
Lyrec PTR-1 "Frida"
Tandberg TD-20A SE

Cassette

STUDER A721
Pioneer CT-9R (auto-reverse no longer work)
Cathay KD-100X

Soren Hammer
07-20-2013, 05:05 AM
Beocord 9000 #1
Beocord 9000 #2
Beocord 8004 #1
Beocord 8004 #2
Beocord 5500
Beocord 5000 (80's)
Beocord 5000 (type 4705)
Denon DRM-740
Denon DR-M11
Low-end Pioneer CT-3000 something
Mid-end Pioneer dual well deck
Nakamichi 600 mkI
Tandberg TCD-300

Beocord 1200 open reel
Beocord 1800 open reel
1988 Revox B77 mkII HS
1984 Revox B77 mkII HS
Sony TC-378 #1
Sony TC-378 #2

benstiles
03-27-2014, 10:14 PM
Please help....just bought a near mint Teac A150 cassette deck...except for the wood case...any ideas on where to find wood case?,,,thank you..........

nh36000
04-05-2014, 05:39 PM
R2R's

I have two.

Sony TC-755
Teac A-3300SR

The TC needs some attention but I can't get to it right now, though.

Harvey/ Ga
04-05-2014, 11:07 PM
Tape recorders that I presently have, all cassettes except my first one.
2 Denon DR-M44HX
Marantz PMD-430 portable R-P
Sony Walkman WM-D6 portable R-P

I have also had
Viking 86, my first and a tube RTR
Dual C-939
Pioneer CT-F1000
Denon DR-M22
Yamaha K-1020