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I have purchased a vintage technics tape-deck that is pre-set for A/C 220V with a round pin plug, how can I adapt it for use here in Australia?

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    CPCI Oct 15, 2010

    what is the model, type and manufacturer ?



    do you have the manula for this tape deck ?

  • Sylvia Womersley Oct 15, 2010

    It is a Technics M205 made in Japan and I do not have a manual!

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Http://elektrotanya.com/technics_rs-m205_sm_2.pdf/download.html

that is the PDF manual for the RS-M205 Technics

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im only spreading the word due it i had my decks fixed their and i am so pleased im telling everyone so they can get the same service i did, rather than paying over the odds at some **** toster repair shop.

alan

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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. :)

Vintage Electronics
P.O. Box 941
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Email: Bob@Vintage-Electronics.cc


You could have a go at freshening up the belts yourself:)

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