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I have an old Grundig reel-to-reel. How do I record?

I have two tapes and it plays quite well, for its age. I cannot get the selector knob to turn to what I presume is the record setting. What am I doing wrong - or not doing?

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  • Dave Knibb
    Dave Knibb May 26, 2012

    This adds nothing at all to what I asked. I obviously know there is a sequence to record - telling me that is a waste of time.

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SOURCE: Connections for a Grundig reel to reel tape recorder

Grundig TK23
Inputs at rear of machine. From Left to right.

Circle with line underneath. (Micro socket) - microphone, mixer (Grundig 607), telephone adapter.

Square with line on top - Radio input/Output. Record/playback radio. Record records if player is connected to radio for playback via a 3-pole amplifier unit. Re-recording to a second tape recorder. Connection to a Grundig Stereo-Mixer 608.

Reversed Q - Phono Input. Connection to a record player or a second tape recorder. (for re-recording records or tapes)

Squiggly lines - Outputs. - Connection to external speakers. Grundig Stereo Box. Connection to an additional amplifier (Grundig 229) for synchronous recording.

Square with line at right. - Earphones.

Loudspeaker switch - (At bottom) - In the "0" position, the internal speakers are shut off.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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I also have an MR-929. The information that you need is in the 'Stereophonic 4 track stereo''. As stereo is only two tracks, there is another 2 tracks in addition to the one you are listening to. Wind the entire reel to the empty spool, and then play that. As you have to physically turn the reel over to do so, you should then hear the other tracks (or track, if recorded in mono).
I use my 929 to play my parents recording of my family from the late 60s, which were recorded on a valve (tube) Ferguson machine, which had a green "magic eye" level indicator, which as a child I found fascinating!

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Trace the wires from the head to the amp section. Put your finger on where they join (during playback) and see if you can get a buzz. If you can't on either channel, look for something that might be common to both channels. Either a switch, or a pre-amp IC, as being the cause of the fault.

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