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I have a tk 149 reel to reel recorder, very old but beautifull condition, I have the original microphone but the pin connector is missing, casn Iget a connector now??

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Often it is(pk1 r/a plug s/l)from radio shack----it is solderless and you can connect your mic cable directly

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http://www.tracertek.com/new-cassette-tape-shells


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http://www.gearslutz.com/board/geekslutz-forum/31114-cassette-repair-kit.html

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Does this recorder have its own amplifier?


Sure, the tape will play.

Copying tapes does not require an external amp, but LISTENING to them might. The A-4010 has a headphone jack so you're good to go with headphones alone if necessary.

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If you can, set your record levels up in advance being careful not to have them too high if you're going digital as overloads are not handled well.

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Handle the reel without placing any inward pressure on the flanges as edge damage can occur.

Make your best stab at a transfer in as few tries as possible as the tape oxide and base are very old and will not tolerate repeated playbacks. Run the tape completely in one direction, flip it over, CLEAN THE DECK AGAIN, and play it back in the other direction (avoiding REWIND as it places a lot of stress on the tape and will probably leave the tape wound unevenly with edges sticking out all over the place. A normal speed playback should wrap the tape nice and tight and even for storage. Avoid exposing the tape to high humidity, dust or heat.

If you have access to a CD Recorder, I recommend making a full resolution Master copy on it and using the digital copy for any subsequent copying, ripping, editting, etc. Archive the original tape and make a digital copy of your end results, too. Good luck.

I'll make this offer to you. If you get it digitized and onto a CD I can probably reprocess it to clean up tape hiss and other problems inherent in 70's-era taping. Analog tape recording was my passion and still is, but I save everything digitally now.

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Hello,
Yes, that seems to be your problem.

Regardless of the size of reel.
When the:
Capstan sleeve installed is 7 1/2 IPS
Capstan sleeve not installed is 3 3/4 IPS
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HOOKING UP A STEREO EQUALIZER


I bet your receiver has a Tape Monitor Loop and your EQ has one, too.

Run the EQ into the Tape Monitor loop - all out's on one to in's on the other.

Then run the deck to the EQ Tape Monitor, same connection pattern but REC may be substituted for IN and Play(back) for OUT.

The EQ also has a switch that decides if it will affect the Source or the Tape. So the EQ can be used for recording or playback of a tape PLUS any other analog source you listen to.



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