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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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NEW LISTING 10/25/18
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE PANASONIC 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE TAPE DECK
8-TRACK PLAY / *RECORD DECK
PANASONIC RS-806US SILVER
'VERY RARE IN SILVER-FACE'
VERSION
WITH FAST FORWARD! and
"AUTO STOP"

#...3020
MIJ

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.

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 & track cross-talk adjusted for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance) utilizing RCA #356 and 8TSC-101, Aspen 'Deck Tester' and Audio-Tex 30-312 Test / Alignment tapes, a dual trace Oscilloscope and frequency counter.

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) utilizing RCA #356 and 8TSC-101, Aspen 'Deck Tester' and Audio-Tex 30-312 Test / Alignment tapes, a dual trace Oscilloscope and frequency counter as well as our 'best' pre-recorded tapes.  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 95% accuracy. Following refurbishment, Speed checked with factory test tape to 99.1% accuracy! (meaning in this case, that our 1000Hz test tape plays back at 1009Hz 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 @ 00.5mVAC

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

 _____________________________
This machine would be perfect for burning your 8-track collection  to CD. *While it does record, it's a much better deck for 'Playback' as there's 'WoW' introduced in the recording process, that does not show up with 'Playback'. Meters even w/ factory test tone tape. Deck looks great with only minor scuffs, striations mostly around the 'Headphones' jack. Works and sounds GREAT!
Total tech time in this deck 7.5+ hours.

_____________________________
  

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. LOCKING 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, waiting on a tape to 'play through' will cost a lot of time / money!
 
   Panasonic RS-806US Features include:

   
- Stereo Playback and *Recording 
- Back-lit, analog VU level meters
- Separate L & R Input level controls
- LOCKING Fast Forward (very valuable, time / money saving feature if you have a 'media transfer business' or are transferring your own tapes to CD / computer files)
- Auto-Stop selectable for either 'current track selection' or at the end of track #4 (again, very valuable feature if you have a 'media transfer business' or are transferring your own tapes to CD / computer files)
- 'Pause' function
- Power assist Eject
- Single Track Repeat function

- 1/8" microphone inputs 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. Also, again a perfect deck for a 'media transfer' business as it has 'Locking FF' and 'Auto-Stop'.
Great for burning your tape collection to another media. Looks good and works GREAT! Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 17.25" wide x 10" deep x 5.25" high and weighs 11 lbs unpacked.
PANASONIC RS-806 'SILVER FACE' (most of them are black)
Cond. 8.5

$499.

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NEW LISTING 10/26/18
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE PANASONIC 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE TAPE DECK
8-TRACK PLAY / RECORD DECK
PANASONIC
RS-806US 'BLACK FACE' VERSION
WITH FAST FORWARD! and
"AUTO STOP"

#...8646
MIJ

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.

All 'track' indicators checked and bad bulbs replaced

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

Track change 'pick-up / contacts' cleaned and burnished (although this should be a step in normal deck maintenance). Now deck changes tracks consistently.

Program change mechanism and indicator contacts disassembled, 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 & track cross-talk adjusted for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance) utilizing RCA #356 and 8TSC-101, Aspen 'Deck Tester' and Audio-Tex 30-312 Test / Alignment tapes, a dual trace Oscilloscope and frequency counter.

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) utilizing RCA #356 and 8TSC-101, Aspen 'Deck Tester' and Audio-Tex 30-312 Test / Alignment tapes, a dual trace Oscilloscope and frequency counter as well as our 'best' pre-recorded tapes.  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 95% accuracy. Following refurbishment, Speed checked with factory test tape to 99.99% accuracy! (meaning in this case, that our 1000Hz test tape plays back at 1000Hz +/-1hZ on our Freq Counter Meter w/ RCA #356 tape)

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

Record Meters adjusted for 'even' readout and performance

Floor noise tested to -60dBm

New meter backing foam installed

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

 _____________________________
This machine would be perfect for burning your 8-track collection  to CD.  This is also a great deck for recording (one note on recording on it is to try and max the meters a the "L" and "R" characters on the meters, depending on the type of tape used. Meters even w/ factory test tone tape. Looks, works and sounds GREAT!
Total tech time in this deck 9+ hours.
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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. LOCKING 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, waiting on a tape to 'play through' will cost a lot of time / money!
 
 Panasonic RS-806US Features include:

   
- Stereo Playback and Recording 
- Back-lit, analog VU level meters
- Separate L & R Input level controls
- LOCKING Fast Forward (very valuable, time / money saving feature if you have a 'media transfer business' or are transferring your own tapes to CD / computer files)
- Auto-Stop at the end of track #4 (again, very valuable feature if you have a 'media transfer business' or are transferring your own tapes to CD / computer files)
- Power assist Eject
- Single Track Repeat function

- 1/8" microphone inputs 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, or for making "new" 8-track tapes for listening in your vintage or muscle car. All functions work great. Also, again a perfect deck for a 'media transfer' business as it has 'Locking FF' and 'Auto-Stop'.
Great for burning your tape collection to another media. Cosmetically the only issues are the typical wear to the 'silver' details on the front silk-screening on things. Looks good and works GREAT! Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 16.5" wide x 10" deep x 4.5" high and weighs 11 lbs unpacked.
PANASONIC RS-806US
Cond. 8+

$499.

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NEW LISTING 10/24/18
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
CHANNEL MASTER 8-TRACK
CHANNEL MASTERMODEL 6644
8-TRACK PLAY / RECORD DECK

#...4246
 Circa late 70's
for sale

Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit cleaning inside and out, cleaning out gelled lubes (a MUST DO on all pre-owned / vintage tape decks) and re-lubricating mechanism, investing over 6.5 hours of tech time

Heads have been cleaned and entire transport has been de-magnetized.

Main drive belt has been replaced for trouble free service (after original had turned to 'goo' as many do).

Internal, linear record switch flooded with cleaner to eliminate 'motor boating' and other common issues.

Track indicator contacts burnished.

All track indicators, while 'dim' function.

Head elevator cleaned and re-lubed.

Capstan bushing cleaned and re-lubed.

Head azimuth & track cross-talk adjusted for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance) utilizing RCA #356 and 8TSC-101, Aspen 'Deck Tester' and Audio-Tex 30-312 Test / Alignment tapes, a dual trace Oscilloscope and frequency counter.

Internal PB, REC and METER PC Pots cleaned and adjusted for 0dB with Oscilloscope.

Floor noise measured @ -60dBm.

Speed checked at 99.99% accuracy! (1k = 1001Hz)

Checked for 'WOW' and 'Flutter' by recording test tones and dynamic piano cuts. Piano even sounds fairly decent and that's a difficult thing to do with an 8-track 'cartridge' tape deck.

Deck has clear sounding highs even when using pre-recorded tapes. 'Technician Note', "This is among the best sounding decks for playback we've restored".

Looks good and other than the above mentioned tape counter, ALL works GREAT!
Total tech time in this deck 6.5+ hours.
 _____________________________
 
Great quality 8-track cartridge play / record deck. We recorded from a CD onto a new 8-track cartridge and it sounded as good as a cassette and many Reel to Reels! Quality tape transport.
Great for making "new" 8-track tapes for listening in your vintage or muscle car. All functions work great.

CHANNEL MASTER 6644 FEATURES:
 
- Dual, analog VU level meters
- Locking Fast Forward (2.5x speed)
- Auto-Stop after end of each track or Continuous play. Invaluable when archiving large 8-track libraries. This feature coupled with a "Locking" Fast Forward are must haves for that use. Auto-Stop works on 'record' as well.
- Repeat & Pause Lock
- Front-mounted, separate Left and Right level controls the input recording signal. These also control the playback level to match audio level precisely to your playback equipment inputs
- Dual level 'Pad / Attenuator' switch for input signal located on rear panel

- Dual 1/8" microphone inputs mounted on the front panel
- 1/4
" Headphone output mounted on the front panel

 
Again, unit looks and works great and is ready to use!
(Tape cartridge shown in photos not included with deck). Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 15.25" wide x 10" deep x 4.25" high and weighs 9 lbs unpacked. 
CHANNEL MASTER 6644
Cond. 8.5
$459.

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NEW LISTING 10/23/18
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
REALISTIC 8-TRACK
REALISTIC MODEL TR-802
/ CAT # 14-928
8-TRACK DECK
WITH DOLBY

#...2588
 Circa 1978-82
for sale

Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit cleaning inside and out, cleaning out gelled lubes (a MUST DO on all pre-owned / vintage tape decks) and re-lubricating mechanism, investing over 5.5 hours of tech time



Nylon head clamp has been repaired (most decks utilize a 'nylon' head mount, and we haven't seen one in a LONG time that hasn't been cracked, allowing the head to 'droop'. This MUST be addressed, or the head would never align to the tape).



Heads have been cleaned and entire transport has been de-magnetized.

Main drive belt has been reconditioned for trouble free service.

Internal, linear record switch flooded with cleaner to eliminate 'motor boating' and other common issues.

Track indicator contacts burnished.

All track indicators function.

Head elevator cleaned and re-lubed.

Capstan bushing cleaned and re-lubed.

Defective 'Left VU Meter' replaced w/ another OEM unit

Head azimuth & track cross-talk adjusted for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance) utilizing RCA #356 and 8TSC-101, Aspen 'Deck Tester' and Audio-Tex 30-312 Test / Alignment tapes, a dual trace Oscilloscope and frequency counter.

Internal PB, REC and METER PC Pots cleaned and adjusted for 0dB with Oscilloscope.

Floor noise measured to 0.3mVAC.

Speed checked at 98.4% accuracy! (1k = 1016Hz)

Checked for 'WOW' and 'Flutter' by recording test tones and dynamic piano cuts. Piano even sounds fairly decent and that's a difficult thing to do with an 8-track 'cartridge' tape deck.

Deck has clear sounding highs even when using pre-recorded tapes. This machine would be perfect for burning your 8-track collection  to CD or making tape for your 'Antique Muscle Car'.

One issue with every TR-802 / 803 we've had (and we've had quite a few) is they always have non-functioning, non-repairable tape counters. They have an inherent issue with a small nylon gear around a steel shaft that after 30 years, cracks, thus locking it up every revolution. The same thing happens to many Pioneer and Craig 8-tracks, as well as a few others (since the tape counters were primarily made by one company for most electronics mfg's to use). There are two types of Realistic TR-802/803 8-track tape counters;  those that have already have cracked gears and those that are just about ready to have cracked gears. The "work-around" for this is to remove the linkage belt, and cover the tape counter opening.


Looks good and other than the above mentioned tape counter, ALL works GREAT!
 _____________________________
 
Great quality 8-track cartridge play / record deck. We recorded from a CD onto a new 8-track cartridge and it sounded as good as a cassette and many Reel to Reels! Quality tape transport.
Great for making "new" 8-track tapes for listening in your vintage or muscle car. All functions work great.

REALISTIC MODEL TR-802 FEATURES:
 
- User adjustable Crosstalk / 'track alignment' on bottom panel for tape cartridges that don't line up correctly (instead of inserting a book of matches under the tape like we used to always do)
- User adjustable Azimuth on bottom panel for tweaking the 'top end / treble' on different tape cartridges that don't line up correctly

- Locking Fast Forward (2.5x speed)
- Auto-Stop after each tape or at end of each track or Continuous play. Invaluable, Time / Money Saving feature when archiving large 8-track libraries. This feature coupled with a "Locking" Fast Forward are must haves for that use. Auto-Stop works on 'record' as well.
- Repeat & Pause Lock
- Dolby Noise Reduction for Recording and Playback (if desired)
- Front-mounted, separate Left and Right level controls the input recording signal
- Power-assist Eject feature
- Output playback level control on the rear panel to match audio level precisely to your playback equipment inputs
- Dual "Glide-Path"
Tape Record Level Controls
- Dual, analog VU level meters
- Dual " microphone inputs mounted on the front panel

 
REALISTIC MODEL TR-802 SPECS:

Track system: 8-track, 2-channel stereo tape deck
Motor: 1 Synchronous
Transport Control Type: Mechanical: Fast Forward, Play
S/N W/ Dolby: 55dB
Input Sens on Mic: 0.3-30mV
Input Sens on AUX: 100-300mV
Output Level: 0.775V
Tape speed: 9.5 cm/s (3-3/4 ips)
Wow & Flutter: >0.2% @ 3-3/4ips
Frequency response: 50Hz to 12,000Hz ( 3dB @ 3-3/4ips)

 
Again, unit looks and works great and is ready to use!
(Tape cartridge shown in photos not included with deck). Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 16.5" wide x 10.5" deep x 5.25" high and weighs 9 lbs unpacked. 
 REALISTIC TR-802 / 14-928
Cond. 8
$449.

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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 & track cross-talk adjusted for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance) utilizing RCA #356 and 8TSC-101, Aspen 'Deck Tester' and Audio-Tex 30-312 Test / Alignment tapes, a dual trace Oscilloscope and frequency counter.

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!


 _____________________________


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
$439. 

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NEW LISTING 10/25/18
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE MASTERWORK STEREO / QUADRAPHONIC
8-TRACK TAPE DECK / PLAYER
MASTERWORK 305 QUAD
8-TRACK STEREO / QUADRAPHONIC
PLAY TAPE DECK
#...1665

MIJ
 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.

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 now lamps work fine.

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

Head azimuth & track cross-talk adjusted for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance) utilizing RCA #356 and 8TSC-101, Aspen 'Deck Tester' and Audio-Tex 30-312 Test / Alignment tapes, a dual trace Oscilloscope and frequency counter.

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.

Speed checked afterward with factory test tape to 98.1% accuracy! (meaning in this case, that our 1000Hz test tape plays back at 1019Hz on our Freq Counter Meter)

Floor noise tested to -60dBm

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

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

This machine would be perfect for burning your 8-track collection to CD. Cosmetically decent, except for a couple of 'dings' on the top edge of the face plate. See above photos).
Total tech time in this deck 5.5 hours.

MASTERWORK 305 FEATURES:
 
- Plays either normal 'Stereo' tape cartridges as well as 'Quadraphonic / 4-Channel' tapes
- User adjustable 'track alignment' on bottom panel for tape cartridges that don't line up correctly (instead of inserting a book of matches under the tape like we used to always do)
- Variable output level control located on rear panel
- RCA outputs for Front and Rear channels

_____________________________


As stated above
, we have completely gone through this unit, refurbishing and then testing. This machine would be great for burning your 'Stereo' 8-track collection to CD or computer or for playing your 'Quad' tapes for Old School Surround Sound. This deck is one of the BEST sounding decks we've done in a long time. Reproduces way more 'top end' than most 8-track decks we finish, and also has a VERY strong output amp which vastly improves signal to noise ratio. Bottom line is, "IT SOUNDS GREAT!" Cosmetically looks decent with typical, minor scratches and 'insertion' wear to the tape door sides.
Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 8" wide x 10.5" deep x 5" high and weighs 6 lbs unpacked. 

MASTERWORK 305 QUADRAPHONIC / STEREO 8-TRACK DECK
Cond. 8

$299.
 

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NEW LISTING 10/25/18
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE LAFAYETTE
8-TRACK TAPE DECK / PLAYER
LAFAYETTE RK-800
8-TRACK STEREO
PLAY TAPE DECK
#...2389

MIJ
 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.

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 now lamps work fine.

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

Head azimuth & track cross-talk adjusted for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance) utilizing RCA #356 and 8TSC-101, Aspen 'Deck Tester' and Audio-Tex 30-312 Test / Alignment tapes, a dual trace Oscilloscope and frequency counter.

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.

Speed checked afterward with factory test tape to 95.5% accuracy! (meaning in this case, that our 1000Hz test tape plays back at 1047Hz on our Freq Counter Meter)

Floor noise tested to -59dB

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

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

This machine would be perfect for burning your 8-track collection to CD. Cosmetically decent, except for a couple of 'dings' on the top edge of the face plate. See above photos).
Total tech time in this deck 6.5+ hours.

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This is a 'players' unit, and not going to win any beauty contests. It's got a few scratches on the top of the case, and numerous dings / dents around the edge of the front bezel (see lower, right photos above). You're paying for it's performance following the above tech time, not it's attractiveness (or lack there-of). It's for 'use'n' not 'look'n' at.

As stated above
, we have completely gone through this unit, refurbishing and then testing with amazing results for an 8-track. This machine would be perfect for burning your 'Stereo' 8-track collection to CD or computer. Sounds great!  Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 9" wide x 10" deep x 4" high and weighs 10 lbs unpacked. 

LAFAYETTE RK-800
  Cond. 7 (due to scratches / dings)

$249.

 

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NEW LISTING 10/25/18
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE MAGNAVOX
8-TRACK TAPE DECK / PLAYER
MAGNAVOX 3310
8-TRACK STEREO
PLAY TAPE DECK
#...6219

MIJ
 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.

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 now lamps work fine.

Replaced old, brittle, stiff RCA cables with fresh, new pair

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

Head azimuth & track cross-talk adjusted for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance) utilizing RCA #356 and 8TSC-101, Aspen 'Deck Tester' and Audio-Tex 30-312 Test / Alignment tapes, a dual trace Oscilloscope and frequency counter. (one of the two aspects of why it took so many hours of tech time)

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. (one of the two aspects of why it took so many hours of tech time)

Speed checked afterward with factory test tape to 98.8% accuracy! (meaning in this case, that our 1000Hz test tape plays back at 1008Hz on our Freq Counter Meter)

Floor noise tested @ 4.1mVAC

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

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

This machine would be perfect for burning your 8-track collection to CD. Cosmetically decent, except for a couple of 'dings' on the top edge of the face plate. See above photos).
Total tech time in this deck 8!!! hours (way too much).

MAGNAVOX TF-3510 FEATURES:
 

- User adjustable 'track alignment' on bottom panel for tape cartridges that don't line up correctly (instead of inserting a book of matches under the tape like we used to always do)
- Power-assist Eject feature selectable for each track, or at the end of track 4
- REAL Walnut wood veneer cabinet

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As stated above
, we have completely gone through this unit, refurbishing and then testing. This machine would be great for burning your 'Stereo' 8-track collection to CD or computer. Sounds great!  Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 11" wide x 10.5" deep x 4" high and weighs 9 lbs unpacked. 
MAGNAVOX TF-3510
  Cond. 8.5

$249.
 

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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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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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