Question about Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Reel to reel tape payer

I need a repairman for a reel to reel tape player. problem with sound volume to low. I live in ocala, fl

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I changed the main drive belt on a reel to reel stereo tape recorder model no A1340 serial no 3642 there is a small wire arm under the play/ record head platform . I believe its the record switch . the arm is not straight looking at machine the arm is straight from switch and go at a 45 degree angle then turns straight and then angles up about a half inch or less . i need to know how to replace this arm ( switch) back into the the head platform so i can start using this recorder
do u have rhe service manual for this machine if so ca i get a copy ?

thanks
Arthur Hathaway

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I live six miles from ocala, fl


good for you,
why post this. info.?
you have no other post so its not related to that.

Jun 28, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hear both sides of tape on playback ??


It's a 4-head reversable deck where the Forward tracks are arranged across the physical tape surface, front-to-back as follows:

ForwardLeft ReverseRight ForwardRight ReverseLeft

...so it sounds like the Reverse playback heads are engaged at the same time you play Forward, so you would hear those adjacent tracks backward. If you play the tape in the Reverse direction, is the Forward program audible (but backward)?

If so and in otherwise high fidelity, something in the Forward/Reverse head selection may be hosed.

Or, if the out-of-phase tracks are mushy and low volume, the physical tracking of the tape across the heads could be WA-A-A-A-Y bad. That would probably be visible as sideways distortion in the tape path. Shine a high-intensity light on the tape where is passes over the heads, then reverse it while watching where it sets up on the heads. It should be centered on the heads and not change its orientation when reversed. Compare where it tracks in motion with the probable visible wear marks (shiny bars across the heads perpendicular to the travel) where the tape has polished the heads over the years.

Or, the heads are so worn the coils pick up signals from their neighboring tracks.

Mar 04, 2010 | Quantegy 456 Reel-To-Reel Recording Tape

1 Answer

Reel to reel plays audio backwards


HAVE YOU TRIED TURNING THE REELS OVER? ON SOME PANASONIC UNITS THE REELS CAN BE PLAYED IN EITHER DIRECTION BUT THE SOUND IS REVERSED IF THE REELS ARE UP SIDE DOWN. TRY TURNING THE REELS OVER AND IT SHOULD STRAIGHTEN OUT YOUR AUDIO PROBLEM AS WELL AS BOOST THE VOLUME

JAMESFWALKERJR2006@YAHOO.COM

Aug 29, 2009 | Quantegy 456 Reel-To-Reel Recording Tape...

1 Answer

When play is punched in either direction it want move,not even in


yes, one nice overhaul will fix..(this can be done by you if you are daring...when u open take apart you will find a metal strip like band..I had used a bandaid for brakes the gauze side) you need new brakes (just like a car it is run down) on the reels in order for it slow & stop when it suppose to...or you can search and find a good old fashion repairman..(sorry I dont know of none)...for dragging, before playing all open reels fast fwd to one end then rewind it back to the beginning now hold the blank reel with that little bit catch tape try to tighten full side tape by going slightly going the other way not trying to stretch nor pop the tape.....now press play

Aug 07, 2009 | Quantegy 456 Reel-To-Reel Recording Tape

2 Answers

Sony bm-147


The unit will need service. The reel that is on the right is pulling the tape to hard. There is a clutch system that needs service.

Oct 18, 2007 | Sony BM-147 Desktop Cassette Transcriber /...

1 Answer

Akai reel to reel GX230D


Try demagnetizing the heads with a head demag device. This is not the same as a bulk tape eraser or a tape demag device.

Oct 17, 2007 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Tascam 22-2 no sound


Yes you need to hook it up to an amplifier and speakers through RCA cable on the back. And or you can use headphones if there is a headphone jack?
Also make sure there is something recorded on the reel tape in the first place. You can do a test recording of something like a CD from your CD player or record something, then play it back, make sure you turn the record input volume knob up and make the RCA connections on the back of the reel unit and connect to your playback source you want to record. When you playback the reel tape, the db meters should be moving on the front of the reel deck, if they move then you most likely have some sound recorded on the reel tape.
If you still can't hear any sound and the db meters are moving, then check all your connections again and volume output knob on the reel deck. Hope this helps?

Sep 26, 2007 | Quantegy 456 Tape Reel(1/2 in. x 10 1/2...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Audio Players & Recorders Logo

Related Topics:

163 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audio Players & Recorders Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4804 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

72256 Answers

Are you an Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...