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Re: Mini-Decfest (Tapefest) this Spring?
Reply #30 - 04/09/14 at 12:53:01
 

Cool, thanks Steve - thanks for saving me from a crap player, and thanks for pointing out that other deck (though I see the Tascam doesn't have balanced out, which I wonder if that's part of what makes the decks sound good with the MA)

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Reply #31 - 04/10/14 at 15:46:07
 

I'm still on this tape theme, hoping I stumble into a great deal on an Otari, and I figure I'd better have the name of a repair shop in hand, just in case. Turns out, there is one that specializes on the Otari MX5050 and it's just down the street from me!

http://www.deltronicschicago.com/location.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfRUJ3grl98


Anywho, back on topic, do we have any proposed dates yet? As it is, I'm leaning towards later in May, because I might, maybe have a surprise for us. But I don't want to say more till it's actually confirmed. I can also wait till June if need be. But again, I really think you guys need to hear some music on tape - it's damn impressive.
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Reply #32 - 04/10/14 at 16:33:19
 
I propose the weekend of May 9th.
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Reply #33 - 04/10/14 at 17:36:14
 
Dave,
That might be hard to do for some because of Mothers day being that weekend. I was thinking the weekend after that.
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Reply #34 - 04/10/14 at 19:01:48
 
Nice set-up!
An Eros tape head preamp and you're all set.  :)
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Reply #35 - 04/13/14 at 00:06:47
 
Ever post something and forget to hit "POST" ?  

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Here's a very nice unit with great heads.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BEAUTIFUL-Otari-MX-5050-BII-2-10-5-REEL-to-REEL-Tape-dec...

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Reply #36 - 04/13/14 at 15:37:09
 
Steve, I'm looking at that one as well, but something worries me about that auction - I've seen it sold at least once already. Something doesn't seem right about it.

Or maybe something was wrong with the bidder or auction and he relisted it. But this has been up once already since we started this discussion.
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Reply #37 - 04/14/14 at 05:38:42
 

Wow, shot up over $700 in the last 10 seconds.

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Reply #38 - 04/14/14 at 10:20:46
 
Steve,

Will a Reel to Reel forum be added to these discussion boards?
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Reply #39 - 04/14/14 at 14:26:05
 
BTW Raven, Deltronics is a good shop.  I had some work done on my son's keyboard there and they were quick polite and reasonably priced.
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Reply #40 - 04/14/14 at 18:34:10
 

Thanks for the heads up on Deltronics. If/when I get an R2R, I will take it to them for a look over then. I just need to find a good deal on the Otari MX5050 that I have my heart set on.
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Reply #41 - 04/16/14 at 19:38:03
 
Looks like I have an Otari MX5050 BII 2  inbound. The seller happens to be traveling through Illinois and is going to drop it off with me at work in Peoria on Monday.

I honestly don't know much about the deck, but it looks like it's in good shape, and because he didn't have to ship it, I'm getting a great deal!

Now to talk to Steve about balanced inputs on the ZMA....
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Reply #42 - 04/16/14 at 21:54:47
 
LR,
One thing to mention, Otari does not follow the standard for pinouts on their XLR connections. I will see if I can find the Otari manual I had and send it to you. This way you can create your cables with the correct pinouts from the Otari to your amp.
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Reply #43 - 04/18/14 at 19:12:59
 
Thanks for the manual DK! I have the XLR plugs on order, I'll start cobbling them together this weekend.

I was looking at this Hotel California master tape, but it just shot up over $900. Man, that would be a great album to have the master tape of...just too rich for my blood.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EAGLES-HOTEL-CALIFORNIA-DOUBLE-REEL-TO-REEL-SAFETY-MASTE...

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Reply #44 - 04/23/14 at 22:38:52
 
We need to get this going. When I was at Steve's picking up the Taboo, he let me borrow some tapes. I played them over the weekend. I never heard a master on my R2R. Holy sh*t. The dynamics are unreal. That is all I have to say about that.
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