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Re: Sony TC-366

Stein Seim
 

Hi :)

 

Thanks for the enlightling :)

 

Have a nice day

 

Best regards

Stein

 

 

Den 09.06.2021 15:59, skrev Leon Ament via groups.io:

Hi!
  The "noise reduction" is not noise reduction. It's just a high frequency filter like you find on your amp.
    All the best,
  Leon (The Audiomayvin, Montreal(514)739-5403)


Re: Sony TC-366

Leon Ament
 

Hi!
  The "noise reduction" is not noise reduction. It's just a high frequency filter like you find on your amp.
    All the best,
  Leon (The Audiomayvin, Montreal(514)739-5403)


Re: Reel To Reel Tapes Released For Consumers

Michael K
 

The use of the terms "2 Track" and "4 Track" was an industry marketing strategy when 4-track (or 1/4 track) tapes were introduced in 1959. It was a way to distinguish between the two formats.  I think it was easier for consumers to imagine 4 separate tracks on a tape (i.e. 4-track) than to imagine what a 1/4 track meant.

It should be noted that, in fact, each track on a 2-track tape occupied about 1/3 of the tape width.


Re: Sony TC-366

Stein Seim
 

Hi :)

 

Many thanks for  the answer.

 

Have a nice day.

 

Best regards

Stein

 

 

Den 09.06.2021 03:58, skrev Robert A. Rouge` via groups.io:

It should work

This transmission is confidential and intended solely for the person or organization to which it is addressed






On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 1:14:25 PM PDT, Stein Seim <steiseim@...> wrote:





Hi :)
Any familiar with the Sony-TC-366 ?

Is this the first reel to reel recorder with "noise reduction" ?
Got one for free :)
The motor run capacitor is marked with 1.5 mfd and 250 V
Can't find a 1.5 mfd
May I use a 2.0 mfd and 250 V ?

Happy if anybody knows...

Have a good one







Re: Sony TC-366

Robert A. Rouge`
 

It should work

This transmission is confidential and intended solely for the person or organization to which it is addressed

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 1:14:25 PM PDT, Stein Seim <steiseim@...> wrote:





Hi :)
Any familiar with the Sony-TC-366 ?

Is this the first reel to reel recorder with "noise reduction" ?
Got one for free :)
The motor run capacitor is marked with 1.5 mfd and 250 V
Can't find a 1.5 mfd
May I use a 2.0 mfd and 250 V ?

Happy if anybody knows...

Have a good one


Reel To Reel Tapes Released For Consumers

Robert A. Rouge`
 

Technical Note About 1/4" Tape:
Although they were called "Four Track", they were actually "Quarter Track Stereo"
There was "Side 1" and "Side 2".
"Side 1" was tracks 1 and 3.
"Side 2" was tracks 4 and 2.
The left channels 1 and 4 were closest to the edge of the tape

When "Quad Stereo" came out in the Seventies, there were true "Four Track" longitudinal tapes made.


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Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 7:49:49 PM PDT
Subject: [reeltoreel] FS Art Pepper 3.75 ips

Tested, plays well, with sonics about what you'd expect at 3.75 ips. Box is fair, with split seams.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294194101402
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Sony TC-366

Stein Seim
 

Hi :)
Any familiar with the Sony-TC-366 ?

Is this the first reel to reel recorder with "noise reduction" ?
Got one for free :)
The motor run capacitor is marked with 1.5 mfd and 250 V
Can't find a 1.5 mfd
May I use a 2.0 mfd and 250 V ?

Happy if anybody knows...

Have a good one


FS Art Pepper 3.75 ips

Michael K
 

Tested, plays well, with sonics about what you'd expect at 3.75 ips. Box is fair, with split seams.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294194101402


Re: FS 3" empty reels

Juanjo Rodríguez
 

I own a few 3" BASF reels in original boxes that includes the plastic clip to prevent the tape to unroll from the reel. Also an original 3" Maxell reel in box and an Aiwa 3" empty reel that came with my near mint Aiwa TP-32 player.

The tiny 3" BASF reels, thanks to the "big" center hub, can be playable on big decks.

I show this video +15 years ago (poor quality):


Re: FS 3" empty reels

mibm@...
 

Hi Michael

Wow that bring back memories. Those looks a lot like 8mm movie reels to me.
These BASF 3'' reels have the larger center hub to help the tape from curling up. I have one similar to this in my collection, but I have no idea where it is right now.

This is a 8mm to 8mm Cine reel adapter for Super 8mm to standard 8mm film reels, I suspect they would fit the center of your reels. if you click around you can see the excessive packaging it has :)

This is a 8mm film reel posted under vintage audio equipment.

I suspect you could use a 3D printer to create similar center adapters for use with magnetic tape recorders but some reel decks would have to be adjusted to not pull too hard on the tape, so near the center the pull force it quite strong.

-Mikkel


Fra: "Michael K" <mkaplan22@...>
Til: "reeltoreel" <reeltoreel@groups.io>
Sendt: søndag, 23. maj 2021 22:42:16
Emne: [reeltoreel] FS 3" empty reels

I've put 4 Scotch empty 3" reels for sale on ebay. These were used for 'tape letters' and mini reel recorders. I had a tiny Toshiba recorder in the late 60s that ran on batteries or AC.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294188528753


FS 3" empty reels

Michael K
 

I've put 4 Scotch empty 3" reels for sale on ebay. These were used for 'tape letters' and mini reel recorders. I had a tiny Toshiba recorder in the late 60s that ran on batteries or AC.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294188528753


Re: tape prices

Michael K
 

That Livingston (Livingstonette, actually) of Peer Gynt was a fantastic tape. I had a copy back in 1957 or so, but never had a stereo machine to play it on.


Re: tape prices

Stein Seim
 

Hi :)

 

Got two stories about tapes. one bad and one good.

 

My uncle played in a jazz band in the 50ies and sixties.

They released a double box with two 5" reels.

My brother took it, and sold it without asking me.

 

One of the tapes I bought on ebay was on an auction.

Edvard Grieg

Peer Gynt suite No.1 Opus. 46 in a special box.

5" reel, 7 1/2 IPS in 2 tracks

Livingstone Audio Products Corporation.

 

BTW: Bought lots of tapes from Reellady, every tape in

good conditions and always good service.

 

 

 

Den 21.04.2021 23:57, skrev Frederick Vobbe:

Had we known how popular Reel to Reel recording would be now, someone  back in the 1980s could have warehoused reels and pancakes of tape and  made a good amount of money.  Even those cheap $2 reels of Radio Shack  tape are going for $16+ for new, unopened 7" in 1.5 or 1 mil.


Quoting Stein Seim <steiseim@...>:
Hi :)

Should have bought tapes then.

At that time I was occupied buiding and servicing synthesizers.

Have a good one

Stein







Re: tape prices

Don Morris
 

Not really, 40 years of warehousing cost would have more than eaten up any profit someone would make today, even with the much higher prices for NOS stock.  

The cost of temperature controlled warehousing is crazy and you can just put these in a barn somewhere.  I was the RMGI, PYRAL and RTM North American Distributor for 18 years and even for a small operation like ours, my warehousing cost was well over $1000 a month.  We stored about 2,000 reels on average and hoped to turn them over about every 45 days.  

On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 4:57 PM Frederick Vobbe <fvobbe@...> wrote:
Had we known how popular Reel to Reel recording would be now, someone 
back in the 1980s could have warehoused reels and pancakes of tape and 
made a good amount of money.  Even those cheap $2 reels of Radio Shack 
tape are going for $16+ for new, unopened 7" in 1.5 or 1 mil.


Quoting Stein Seim <steiseim@...>:
> Hi :)
>
> Should have bought tapes then.
>
> At that time I was occupied buiding and servicing synthesizers.
>
> Have a good one
>
> Stein








Re: tape prices

Frederick Vobbe
 

Had we known how popular Reel to Reel recording would be now, someone back in the 1980s could have warehoused reels and pancakes of tape and made a good amount of money. Even those cheap $2 reels of Radio Shack tape are going for $16+ for new, unopened 7" in 1.5 or 1 mil.


Quoting Stein Seim <steiseim@...>:

Hi :)

Should have bought tapes then.

At that time I was occupied buiding and servicing synthesizers.

Have a good one

Stein


Re: tape prices

Stein Seim
 

Hi :)

 

Should have bought tapes then.

At that time I was occupied buiding and servicing synthesizers.

 

Have a good one

Stein

 


Re: tape prices

Michael K
 

25 - 35 years ago no one was buying reel tapes. I had a working machine back then, so I bought used tapes for between $1 - $5 per reel. I'd say I added at least 100 tapes to my collection in that time period. The Tower Records Annex in New York always had a shelf of used reel tapes, and at one point nearly the entire catalog of Barclay-Crocker tapes at around $5.99 per reel.


Re: tape prices

Stein Seim
 

Hi :)

 

I bought a lot of tapes 10-15 years ago - almost 250.

The prices is much higher now, specially when the post, custom fees and taxes has skyrocked.

 

New times gives higher prices. A bad thing that follows the evolution.

 

I'm glad i bought my tapes that long ago, don't think I can aford to buy more,

exept new reels.

 

Stein

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Zappa Uncle Meat reel - speed?

Michael K
 

The seller opened the sealed box to confirm. The tape was indeed at 3-3/4 ips, as expected. The tape sold for $258.


tape prices

Michael K
 

When reel tapes were first listed in ebay, numbers of offerings were in the low hundreds, then hit 1,000. That was big news. Now they're topping 10,000. The start prices on some are ridiculous: Barclay Crocker tapes listed at $35 - $65?

On the other hand, there are some surprises, like large collections of 2-track reels. A non-collector friend had the opportunity to bid on a lot of some dozen 2-track RCA tapes at an estate sale. He asked me for advice. I told him the tapes would likely have a market value of over $400. He won the auction at around $60, then proceeded to sell the tapes on ebay for over $1200.

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