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post #16 of 59

I always felt that the Teac was a better machine that the Akai. The Teac transport was more smoother in operation than the Akai. I used to buy prerecorded classical music(Barclay-Crocker) on open reel that was a copy of the master tapes used to make LP's  at the time. The open reel Dolby sound just blew away the very best LP's at the time and most certainly has much better SQ than CD in certain aspects.


Edited by john57 - 7/8/11 at 8:19am
post #17 of 59
Thread Starter 

Hi Skylab,
I'm thinking on adding some of the custom reels that J-Corder has to offer.
What color would you pick for the TEAC?
I'm thinking the black or the gold would be nice since everything else will be silver.

Wadda think?
 

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post #18 of 59
Thread Starter 

I also found a lady that does custom hand made dust covers for all of the reel to reel decks.
She will embroider any name you want on the front.

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post #19 of 59
I would go for the black. I think the gold might look a little funny on the Teac. But all of those are pretty nice looking!

That j-Corder has some killer looking stuff, although it is pricey!
post #20 of 59

Ray I thought you especially would appreciate the nice Reel tape I picked up last week:

 

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post #21 of 59
Thread Starter 

Nice Skylab,
Sorry, but I do not recognize the album?

 

post #22 of 59
The Grateful Dead's "Live/Dead".
post #23 of 59
Thread Starter 
Sweet! How'd it sound? Gonna post some pictures of the new hubs tomorrow. They look sweet!
post #24 of 59
Cool! Looking forward to seeing those.

The reel of Live/Dead sounded remarkably good! I've gotten some nice reels lately.
post #25 of 59
Thread Starter 

Hi Skylab, here are the photos of the new NAB Studio Hub Adapters by darklab that I promised to upload.
They attach really easy with a solid click.
I love them!!
I think it really make the deck stand out.

 


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post #26 of 59

yep, those are really lookers, for sure!  Those are the matte chrome?

post #27 of 59
Thread Starter 

They call it Clear Aluminum.

post #28 of 59
Thread Starter 

Hey Skylab, I just found a pair of Pro Studio Metal Aluminum 10 1/2" Take-up Reels.
They weigh 1lb. 7oz. Each!!
WOW


Circa: 1960's
Condition: New Old Stock
Dimensions & Weight: 10 1/2"; 1lb. 7oz.


Additional Comments: This auction is for a pair of the very best quality take up reels you can get. These are made from thick aluminum and each one weighs almost a pound and a half! They are true Professional Studio Grade reels. These would be perfect for any high end reel to reel and would look killer spinning around as your tracks play!

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150622366991&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:1123

 

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Edited by CrazyRay - 7/15/11 at 9:14am
post #29 of 59
Thread Starter 

Made a couple of reel spacers out of cardboard yesterday.
Works great.
 

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post #30 of 59

Ray, what did you need the spacer for?

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