Question about Teac Audio Players & Recorders
Posted by Anonymous on
Getting a belt is easy but the replacement of only that part to fix the deck is only a dream. Older decks need all kinds of other work to make them right. I have been doing them now for 40 years and there are no short cuts if you want it fixed right. Also to get them to record correctly with the better tape of today they need record EQ modifications which I have been doing since Scotch 207 came out. There are now 4 1 mil tapes that are going to market. 1 from ATR, 2 from Pyral, 1 from Splicit.com called Capture.
Belts can be had from Marrs in Texas or Consolidated Electronics in Ohio. I don't mess with E bay belts as they only want your money and often times they are wrong. I change a lot of them that are oily looking and even the wrong size from customers that can not get their decks to work. They work well when I am done with them. I have been doing this business a long time and I was the guy at Teac in Arlington Heights. No amateurs here.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are not familiar with such work, I don't recommend trying to install belt(s). Replacing belts may involve disassembly of mechanism parts and critical adjustments to follow. Take to a pro/tech
Posted on Apr 23, 2008
usually its a capstan drive belt. $10-18 for the belt & 30mins repair time - you'll be up &brunnin b4 you know it firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
There is a surprising interest in "vintage" hifi products these days. Your tape machines probably needs new belts. Check this site out. You can get spares for your tape machine here. Belt kits are $17. He does repairs also, but the transport to and from may be an issue for you. I suggest emailing Bob, he may be able to refer you to someone in CA > I could do the repairs,but I am in Australia. :)
P.O. Box 941
1241 Conestoga Creek Rd
Florissant, Co 80816
You could have a go at freshening up the belts yourself:)
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
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!
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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