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Purveyors of Electronic, Musical and Vintage goods from then, now and in between. 
Since 1982.

SERVICED / RESTORED
STEREO 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE
TAPE DECKS / PLAYERS / RECORDERS 
VINTAGE AND USED
REFURBISHED WITH A WARRANTY!
 

 

Serviced and Refurbished Vintage 8-Track Tape Decks: Used, vintage, 8-track stereo tape cartridge decks
 & recorders / players. Our 8-track decks are refurbished with a 90 day warranty. Quadraphonic 8-track / 4-channel 8-track tape players / recorders.
Great for transferring your 8-tracks to CD / DVD ROM or computer hard drive.
 

 

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8-TRACK TAPE DECKS:


 

    

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NEW ADDITION 11/9/17
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
PANASONIC 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE TAPE DECK
8-TRACK PLAY / RECORD DECK
PANASONIC RS-803US
WITH *FAST FORWARD! and
"AUTO STOP"

#...3669
MIJ

SOLD 4/1/18
SHIPPING TO CARLOS IN NEW MEXICO


Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

 We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.

  Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was cleaned of "varnished" lubes and re-lubed as well as the always at issue, Pinch Roller plunge assembly, re-lubed and reassembled.

Main drive belt has been replaced with NEW for trouble free service.

Replaced bad track indicator lamps, and checked the balance for function

Capstan flywheel removed, cleaned, burnished and re-lubed prior to re-install. Entire transport and mechanism has been cleaned, re-lubed and de-magnetized.

Program change mechanism and indicator contacts cleaned / burnished and re-lubed for trouble-free program changes. All original program indicator lamps now work fine.

Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized and are in great shape.

 Head azimuth adjusted with alignment / test tape and O-Scope for best High Frequency and channel to channel Signal Phase.

Track alignment adjusted to eliminate 'cross-talk' between tracks and to ensure the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance). Deck now has clear sounding highs even when using pre-recorded tapes.

  
Record signal path contacts cleaned and burnished for static-free performance.

Linear Record switch cleaned so no 'Motor Boating' effect

 
Internal playback, meter and record level pots also adjusted w/ O-scope.

Speed initially measured at 97.75% accuracy. Following refurbishment, Speed checked with factory test tape to 99.8% accuracy! (meaning in this case, that our 1000Hz test tape plays back at 1002Hz on our Freq Counter Meter)

Deck 'sonically' checked for WOW and Flutter with no appreciable issues

Record Meters adjusted for 'even' readout and performance

Floor noise tested to -60dB

Since we also burnished the program track light contacts, they all light and are responsive. Unit works and sounds GREAT!

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Records VERY well w/ 1kHz test tone on NEW Normal Bias and / or Chrome Tape. This machine would be perfect for burning your 8-track collection  to CD. Tape speed tested to 98.8% accuracy! Meters even w/ factory test tone tape. Cosmetically there's a few minor dings / scuffs around the face edge (mostly on bottom edge) and some brown 'paint' dripped on the left side panel (we didn't try and remove as it's not offensive and didn't risk damage to finish. See above photos). Deck looks good with only minor scuffs, striations and works GREAT!


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Great quality 8-track cartridge play / record deck. This is a great deck for transferring a large amount of tapes to another media as it has two very important features. Momentary Fast Forward and Auto Stop. These features are used to find the beginning of track one without going past the beginning of the next track. Trying to do a lot of transfers, as a business without those two features will cost a lot of time / money!
 

   Panasonic RS-803US Features include:

   
  - Stereo Playback and Recording 
  - Back-lit, analog VU level meters
   - Separate L & R Input level controls
   - *Momentary (non-locking) Fast Forward
   - Auto-Stop
    - 1/8" microphone input mounted on the front panel
   - 1/4" Stereo Headphone jack
   - Rear mounted RCA I/O's

   
   Again, have completely gone through it making ready for playback for listening to or burning your collection. Great for burning your tape collection to another media or for recording new 8-tracks from CD or iPod for your classic Muscle Car. Looks good and works GREAT! Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 16.75" wide x 9.5" deep x 4.5" high and weighs 11 lbs unpacked.
PANASONIC RS-803US
Cond. 8.5

SOLD 4/1/18
SHIPPING TO CARLOS IN NEW MEXICO

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NEW ADDITION 11/9/17
 
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
WARDS / AIRLINE 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE TAPE DECK
WARDS
GEN 6827A
 WITH LOCKING FAST FORWARD!
#...6272
Circa 1970's
 
for sale

Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

 We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.

  Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was cleaned of "varnished" lubes and re-lubed as well as the always at issue, Pinch Roller plunge assembly, re-lubed and reassembled.

Main drive belt has been replaced with NEW for trouble free service.

Capstan flywheel removed, cleaned, burnished and re-lubed prior to re-install. Entire transport and mechanism has been cleaned, re-lubed and de-magnetized.

Program change mechanism and indicator contacts cleaned / burnished and re-lubed for trouble-free program changes. All original program indicator LED's now work fine.

Nylon head mounting bracket 'proactively' epoxied as 8-track decks utilizing nylon to mount their heads will OFTEN break, rendering them completely useless. While this can usually be repaired, we epoxied this one as 'reinforcement' before it broke.


Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized and are in great shape.

 Head azimuth adjusted with alignment / test tape and O-Scope for best High Frequency and channel to channel Signal Phase.

Track alignment adjusted to eliminate 'cross-talk' between tracks and to ensure
the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance). Deck now has clear sounding highs even when using pre-recorded tapes.

  
Record signal path contacts cleaned and burnished for static-free performance.

Linear Record switch cleaned so no 'Motor Boating' effect

 
Internal playback, meter and record level pots also adjusted w/ O-scope.

Following refurbishment, Speed checked with factory test tape to 98+% accuracy! (meaning in this case, that our 1000Hz test tape plays back at 1017Hz on our Freq Counter Meter)

Deck 'sonically' checked for WOW and Flutter with no appreciable issues

Record Meters adjusted for 'even' readout and performance

Floor noise tested to -53dB

Since we also burnished the program track light contacts, they all light and are responsive. Unit works and sounds GREAT!


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Records VERY well at -1dB w/ 1kHz test tone on NEW Normal Bias Tape. This machine would be perfect for burning your 8-track collection to CD. Tape speed tested to 98+% accuracy! Meters even w/ factory test tone tape. Cosmetically it looks great. We did add some 'matte' finish laminate, to the lower, front edges to cover some previously added holes for rack mounting. See above photos).
Total tech time in this deck 6+ hours.
Deck looks good with only minor scuffs, striations and works GREAT!


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Great performing Wards, 6827A 8-track. Great for listening to your tape collection, burning your tapes to another media or for making "new" 8-track tapes for listening in your vintage or muscle car.

WARDS GEN 6827A FEATURES:
 

- Dual analog VU level meters
- Locking Fast Forward
- Auto Stop for 'Record' function (not playback)

- Locking Pause
- Front-mounted, separate Left and Right level controls the input recording signal
- "ALC" Automatic Level Control for recording.
- Front mounted, 1/4" stereo headphone jack
- Dual " microphone inputs mounted on the front panel

 
WARDS GEN 6827A
SPECS:

Track system: 8-track, 2-channel stereo tape deck
Number of Heads: 2
Transport Control Type: Mechanical: Fast Forward, Play, Pause
Tape speed: 9.5 cm/s (3-3/4 ips)
Fast-Forward Wind Time:
Double Play Speed / 7.5ips

 
Again, we have completely gone through this unit, refurbishing and then testing with great "sonic" results for an 8-track. This machine would be perfect for burning your 8-track collection to CD or computer and making new tapes for your show / muscle car. Again the only issue is the non-functioning "Auto-Stop". One unique feature of this deck as opposed to many 8-tracks is that it allows "Cueing" / monitoring of audio signal when in Fast Forward mode. Unit looks good with a few minor "battle scars" and sounds GREAT!
(Tape cartridge shown in photos not included with deck) Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 17" wide x 10.75" deep x 5" high and weighs 11 lbs unpacked. 
WARDS / AIRLINE GEN 6827A
Cond. 8.5
$299. 

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Due to the age, conditions in which many 8-track tapes have been stored in and subjected to and the inherent quality shortcomings of the 8-track cartridge format (ie; case shape tolerances, and pressure pad designs), most tapes will not sound as good as most of today's modern formats and likely not as good as even their original, limited quality sound.

 

 



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"(actual as measured)" refers to original test results done by Hirsch-Houck Laboratories upon test release of product when new. Current "aged" specifications / performance may of course vary from that.

 

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AND PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE  AT ANYTIME  AND
WITHOUT PRIOR
NOTICE
and changes may not be posted to web immediately
.
 

20-30% restock fee / service charge applies to all returns for refund depending on item specifics & / or individual distributor / drop shipper policies.
See our "
Warranties / Returns" page via the link below for more details.

$20. Minimum Orders

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   *HOME PAGE*   |   CONTACT & ORDERING  PARTS CONTACT  |  FAQ'S  I   SELLING-TRADING-CONSIGNING    |   CONDITION RATINGS   |   ORDERING / POLICIES   |   WARRANTIES / RETURNS   |   SHIPPING    |   HOLD / SOLD   |  RESTORATION PROCEDURES  I  LINKS   |  CLIENT LIST  |

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