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My Pioneer RT-1020L reel to reel gave up the ghost - Back in business

post #1 of 59
Thread Starter 

Hello all, my Pioneer RT-1020L reel to reel gave up the ghost and it is not fixable.
Im looking into a new deck and was wondering which manufacture is better?

What do you think of these decks?

AKAI GX-636 RECORDER
TEAC X-10R RECORDER
TASCAM
PIONEER

 

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Edited by CrazyRay - 6/2/11 at 1:31pm
post #2 of 59

Hi Ray,

 

I cannot give you a comparison of those, but can only say that I absolutely love my Teac X-10R.  I have been positively stunned by how good it sounds.  I got it for $400, local pick up, and had just been serviced and cleaned.  Really, really sounds good.  Operationally it's a breeze to use, and is very reliable.

 

Note that it supports 3.75 ips and 7.5 ips, but not 15 ips.

post #3 of 59
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the information Skylab!

The hunt is on.

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post #4 of 59

Let us know what you end up with.  Reel decks are so awesome.  I'm sure you are bummed about your Pioneer, but this will be a fun chance to get something new!

post #5 of 59
Thread Starter 

Yes Skylab, I am very psyched about my new acquisition!
I was pretty much done with my system.

Finding a new reel to reel is going to be fun!
I am really thinking about getting a custom reel to reel from J-Corder.
I have the money but I was saving it for a new camera.
I'm going to have to think long and hard about spending that much money.
He sure does make a beautiful deck!!!

I really love the white one.
 

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Edited by CrazyRay - 6/2/11 at 1:33pm
post #6 of 59

WOW, those are gorgeous!  That top black Technics made me drool big time.  Not for the faint of wallet though, are they? eek.gif

post #7 of 59
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Not for the faint of wallet though, are they? eek.gif



You got that right Skylab!

 

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post #8 of 59

LOL!  I'd probably sell a kidney for that top one, though L3000.gif

post #9 of 59
Thread Starter 

Hello Skylab!

Do you think that this deck is worth $599.00.

They claim that it is in perfect working order, and is cosmetically in excellent condition.

Or should I keep looking.

What do you think?

 

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post #10 of 59

Well, I have been very happy with mine, but I am no expert in the prices of reel decks overall.  I paid $400 for mine which was in very good condition.  So $600 for one in great condition isn;t too bad, especially of he includes those metal take-up reels, which tend to sell for $50 each on their own.

post #11 of 59
If you have material it's worth the investment. They still merit the respect earned in their time and the looks are timelessly classic. A serious piece of gear compared to today's boxes.
post #12 of 59
Thread Starter 

I'm back in business!!

 

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post #13 of 59

Very nice Ray!  How do you like it?  Nice to have another X-10R brother biggrin.gif

post #14 of 59
Thread Starter 

I love the deck Skylab.
I just ordered the NAB Studio Hub Adapters by darklab.
They should really make the deck stand out.

 

I also found a source for excellent condition reels loaded with new (Quantegy 632 — 2,500 feet with leaders attached) tape.
He had Scotch and Ampex reels. I bought some of each.
I'm ready to start recording!
 

 

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post #15 of 59
Oooooh, very cool, I will have to look into some of those wink.gif
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