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Since 1982.

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

 

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 5/25/12
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 PANASONIC
 8-TRACK TAPE CARTRIDGE STEREO
 PLAY / RECORD DECK
 MODEL RS-808US
 WITH LOCKING FAST FORWARD! and
 'AUTO STOP'
 #...8624
 Circa 1978-82
 MIJ

SOLD 4/29/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

  
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, re-lubed and reassembled. We have completely gone through it cleaning all and adjusting the head azimuth & track cross-talk for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance). Head azimuth, track alignment, signal phase and internal output level pots all adjusted utilizing dual-trace oscilloscope and factory test tone tape, multiple factory recorded tapes and headphones. External input level potentiometers, internal PB level, meter VR's adjusted w/ factory test tone tapes and an O-scope and cleaned. Entire transport removed and mechanism has been cleaned, re-lubed and de-magnetized. Entire 'Rec Lock' and 'Pause' mechanism disassemble, cleaned of old lube and re-lubed. Program change mechanism cleaned and re-lubed for trouble-free program changes. Flywheel / Capstan cleaned, burnished and re-lubed. New, main drive belt installed for trouble-free service. All original program, meter and record lamps work fine and respond to program / track changes. Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized and are in great shape. Plays and records very well. Tape speed tested with factory 1kHz test tape for reproduction at 1007Hz or 99.3% accuracy. Meters even w/ factory test tone tape. Floor noised tested to a mere 00.1mVAC on both channels at 75% output and only 00.3mVAC at 100% output. Deck looks good and works GREAT!
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   Great quality 8-track cartridge 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 will cost a lot of time / money!

   Features include:

   
  - Stereo Playback & Recording
  - Back-lit, analog VU level meters
   - Separate L & R controls for Input / output level
   - Locking Fast Forward
   - Auto-Stop
    - Dual 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 listening to your 8-Track tape collection or for burning your tape collection to another media. Also great deck for burning your 8-track collection to CD or for making 'NEW' / 'MODERN' 8-track tapes for your 'muscle car'. Looks good and works GREAT! Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 12.5" wide x 9.5" deep x 4.5" high and weighs 9 lbs unpacked. 
   PANASONIC RS-808US 8-Track Tape Player
   Cond. 8.5

SOLD 4/29/14
SHIPPED TO INDIANA


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PANASONIC QUADRAPHONIC / STEREO 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE TAPE DECK / PLAYER
MODEL RS-845US
#...0624
MIJ
 Circa ~1974-76
 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, re-lubed and reassembled. We have completely gone through it cleaning all and adjusting the head azimuth & track cross-talk for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance). Head azimuth, track alignment, signal phase and internal output level pots all adjusted utilizing dual-trace oscilloscope and factory test tone tape. This deck came out with AMAZING TRACES across the frequency response of the test tape. One we completed adjustment, both sine-wave 'traces' in perfect sync! Internal playback VR's also adjusted w/ O-scope. Entire transport and mechanism has been cleaned, re-lubed and de-magnetized. Program change mechanism and contacts, disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed for trouble-free program changes. Flywheel / Capstan removed, cleaned, burnished / resurfaced and re-lubed. Motor pulley cleaned of old belt residue. New, main drive belt installed for trouble-free service. All original track indicator lamps work fine and respond to program / track changes. Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized and are in great shape. This machine would be perfect for burning your stereo 8-track collection to CD or for listening to your Quad tapes (also of course works great for listening to normal stereo tapes). Tape speed tested with factory 1kHz test tape for reproduction at 1008Hz or 99.2%. Deck looks good and works GREAT!
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Great quality stereo / quadraphonic 8-track cartridge playback deck. Perfect for a 4-channel / Quadraphonic stereo system. quadriphonic 8-track
  Features include:
  
 
- Stereo or Quadraphonic Playback
  - Mechanical 'Assist' Eject
 - Analog / Digital track readout indicator
  - Rear mounted RCA I/O's for Front and Rear channels

  
  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 a basis tape deck for a quadraphonic system. Looks good and works GREAT! Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 12.5" wide x 10" deep x 4.75" high and weighs 8 lbs unpacked. 
  PANASONIC RS-845US Quadraphonic / Stereo
8-Track Tape Player
  Cond. 8.5++

 
$339.

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NEW ADDITION 11/30/12
 
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PIONEER
8-TRACK CARTRIDGE STEREO
TAPE DECK
MODEL RH-65
WITH LOCKING FAST FORWARD! and
"AUTO STOP"

Circa 1978

  
"WORLD AC POWER"

MIJ
SOLD 1/29/14
SHIPPED TO MONTANA

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, re-lubed and reassembled.

- Entire transport and mechanism has been disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and de-magnetized.
- Program change mechanism / elevator cleaned and re-lubed for trouble-free program changes.
- Internal Linear Record switch cleaned
- Capstan motor inspected and re-lubed.
- Flywheel / Capstan removed, cleaned, burnished / retextured and re-lubed.
- Flywheel thrust plate bearing surface cleaned and re-greased.
- New, main drive belt installed for trouble-free service.
- Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized and are in great shape.

- Head azimuth, track alignment, cross-talk, and signal phase for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance).

- All internal playback / output level pots all adjusted utilizing dual-trace oscilloscope and factory test tone tape.
- Records great* with the following test results after adjusting heads and internal level controls; +2d @ 1kHz, 0dB w/ full bandwidth Pink Noise, and ~0dB with CD Recorded Material!

- All track indicator, meter and other indicator lamps replaced with new bulbs and respond to program / track changes.

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Tape speed tested with factory 1kHz test tape for 98.5% accuracy.

Note: Counter disconnected. This model along with a few other Pioneer tape decks utilize a 'tape counter' that has an issue with a nylon gear that 70%+ of the time will be cracked as it's fitted to a metal shaft. Once the gear splits, it jams up and the counter sticks. Even if we were to change it, it would just happen again, so RH-65's and a couple of other Pioneer decks are sold with defunct counters.
There are two types of Pioneer 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, thus rendering the counter as a "wall flower".

This particular RH-65, #...5096 is a great recording 8-Track deck after restoration. Records great with the following test results after adjusting heads and internal level controls; +1dB @ 1kHz. Dolby circuit is exceptional sounding on this particular deck. With exception of the above mentioned counter issue and "Auto-Stop" all functions test fine and everything works GREAT!
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Decent performing Pioneer / Centrex RH-65 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.
Features include:

- Dolby Noise Reduction for Playback or Recording
- Dual analog VU level meters
- Locking Fast Forward
- Locking Pause
- Front-mounted, separate Left and Right level controls the input recording signal
- Front mounted, 1/4" stereo headphone jack
- Dual ¼" microphone inputs mounted on the front panel


SPECS:

Track system: 8-track, 2-channel stereo tape deck
Number of Heads: 2
Noise Reduction Type: Dolby
Transport Control Type: Mechanical: Fast Forward, Play, Pause
Tape speed: 9.5 cm/s (3-3/4 ips)
Wow & Flutter: <0.150% @ 3-3/4ips
S/N RATIO: >45dB w/ no Dolby NR, >55dB w/ Dolby NR
Crosstalk: >45dB
 Frequency response: 30Hz to 15,000Hz (± 3dB @ 3-3/4ips)
Erase Ratio: >50dB
Input Level: Mic: 0.5 mV, Line: 100 mV
Line Input Impedance: 1000 kΩ
Line Output Level:  580mV
Line Output Impedance: 10Ω
Headphone Impedance:
Fast-Forward Wind Time:
Double Play Speed / 7.5ips


Again, we have completely gone through this unit, refurbishing and then testing with amazing "sonic" results for an 8-track. Since this unit has both "Locking Fast Forward" and "Auto-Stop", the machine would be perfect for burning your 8-track collection to CD or computer, a media transfer biz and / or making new tapes for your show / muscle car. One unique feature of this deck as opposed to many 8-tracks is that it allows monitoring of audio signal when recording. Unit looks good and sounds GREAT! Comes with a copy of the owners / users manual / spec sheet.
(Tape cartridge shown in photos not included with deck) Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 14.75" wide x 11.5" deep x 5" high and weighs 15 lbs unpacked. 
PIONEER RH-65 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE TAPE PLAYER / RECORDER
Cond. 8.5
$379.
SOLD 1/29/14
SHIPPED TO MONTANA


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 NEW ADDITION 11/30/12
 
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ALLIED / REALISTIC 8-TRACK STEREO PLAY / RECORD DECK
ALLIED MODEL 14-5016 / TR-880
 Circa Late 1960's - Early 1970's

SOLD 9/12/13
SHIPPED TO PENNSYLVANIA

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, re-lubed and reassembled.

- Entire transport and mechanism has been disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and de-magnetized.
- Program change mechanism / elevator cleaned and re-lubed for trouble-free program changes.
- Internal Linear Record switch cleaned
- Capstan motor inspected and re-lubed.
- Flywheel / Capstan removed, cleaned, burnished / retextured and re-lubed.
- Flywheel thrust plate bearing surface cleaned and re-greased.
- New, main drive belt installed for trouble-free service.
- Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized and are in great shape.

- Head azimuth, track alignment, cross-talk, and signal phase for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance).

- All internal playback / output level pots all adjusted utilizing dual-trace oscilloscope and factory test tone tape.
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Records great* with the following test results after adjusting heads and internal level controls; +2d @ 1kHz, 0dB w/ full bandwidth Pink Noise, and ~0dB with CD Recorded Material!
- All track indicator, meter and other indicator lamps replaced with new bulbs and respond to program / track changes.

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Tape speed tested with factory 1kHz test tape for 95.4% accuracy.

*Note; Meters require approx 12 sec for initial response when record mode is initiated.

This machine would be good for burning your personal stereo 8-track collection to CD or simply for listening to your stereo tapes. Also great for making 'NEW' 8-track decks especially for your 'muscle car' with it's original 8-track deck. Deck looks good and works GREAT!

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 One of the best performing 8-track cartridge play / record decks we have ever had. This one is an Allied / Realistic TR-880. Following extensive restoration, we recorded from a CD onto a new 8-track cartridge and it sounded as good as a cassette and many Reel to Reels! Great for making "new" 8-track tapes for listening in your vintage or muscle car.
 Features include:
 

 - Recording Capable
 - Separate L & R Input record level controls
 - Dual back-lit, analog VU level meters
 - Variable output playback level controls on the rear panel for fine tuning levels to your inputs
 - Auto-Stop or Continuous Play - "Auto-Stop" Invaluable when archiving large 8-track libraries.
 - FF Switch (momentary type and non-locking)
  - ¼" microphone input mounted on the front panel

 
 Again, 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 8-track collection to CD or computer and making new tapes for your show / muscle car. Looks good and works GREAT! Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 17.5" wide x 10" deep x 5" high and weighs 13 lbs unpacked. 
 ALLIED / REALISTIC 14-5016 / TR-880 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE DECK
 Cond. 8.5

SOLD 9/12/13
SHIPPED TO PENNSYLVANIA

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 NEW ADDITION 12/7/12
 
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WARDS 8-TRACK STEREO PLAY / RECORD DECK
WARDS MODEL GEN-6829A
#...6613

 Circa early-mid 1970's

SOLD 11/10/15
SHIPPING TO NORTH CAROLINA

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, re-lubed and reassembled.

- Entire transport and mechanism has been disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and de-magnetized.
- Program change mechanism / elevator cleaned and re-lubed for trouble-free program changes.
- Internal Linear Record switch cleaned
- Capstan motor inspected and re-lubed.
- Flywheel / Capstan removed, cleaned, burnished / retextured and re-lubed.
- Flywheel thrust plate bearing surface cleaned and re-greased.
- New, main drive belt installed for trouble-free service.
- Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized and are in great shape.

- Head azimuth, track alignment, cross-talk, and signal phase for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance).

- All internal playback / output level pots all adjusted utilizing dual-trace oscilloscope and factory test tone tape.
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Records great with the following test results after adjusting heads and internal level controls; 13d @ 1kHz, and ~0dB with CD Recorded Material!
- All track indicator, meter and other indicator lamps replaced with new bulbs and respond to program / track changes.

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Tape speed tested with factory 1kHz test tape for 95.3% accuracy.


This machine would be good for burning your personal stereo 8-track collection to CD or simply for listening to your stereo tapes. Also great for making 'NEW' 8-track decks especially for your 'muscle car' with it's original 8-track deck. Deck looks good and works GREAT!

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Fine performing, Wards 8-Track Tape Cartridge Recorder / Player deck. Following extensive restoration, we recorded from a CD onto a new 8-track cartridge and it sounded as good as a cassette and many Reel to Reels! Great for making "new" 8-track tapes for listening in your vintage or muscle car.
 Features include:
 

 - Recording Capable
 - Separate L & R Input record level controls
 - Auto Record levels for worry-free recordings
 - Auto-Stop on Recording, so you don't accidentally 'record over' already recorded tracks.
- Pause function
- "Locking" Fast Forward (this is a must have for burning tapes to CD or Hard Drive so you're not waiting for a tape to play thru at normal speed)
  - L & R 1/8" microphone inputs mounted on the front panel

 
 Again, 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 8-track collection to CD or computer and making new tapes for your show / muscle car. Looks good and works GREAT! Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 15.25" wide x 14.5" deep x 3.5" high and weighs 6 lbs unpacked. 
WARDS GEN-6829A 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE DECK
 Cond. 8.5

SOLD 11/10/15
SHIPPING TO NORTH CAROLINA


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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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CRAIG-PIONEER 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE STEREO
 STEREO PLAY TAPE DECK
 MODEL 3207

 #...4970
 MIJ
SOLD 3/26/13
SHIPPING TO CALIFORNIA

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, re-lubed and reassembled.

- Entire transport and mechanism has been disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and de-magnetized.
- Program change mechanism / elevator cleaned and re-lubed for trouble-free program changes.
- Capstan motor inspected and re-lubed.
- Flywheel / Capstan removed, cleaned, burnished / retextured and re-lubed.
- Flywheel thrust plate bearing surface cleaned and re-greased.
- New, main drive belt installed for trouble-free service.
- Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized and are in great shape.

- Head azimuth, track alignment, cross-talk, and signal phase for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance).


- All internal playback / output level pots all adjusted utilizing dual-trace oscilloscope and factory test tone tape.
- All track indicator lamps replaced with new bulbs and respond to program / track changes.
- Floor noise measured at a low 1.3mVAC.
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Tape speed tested with factory 1kHz test tape for 97.6% accuracy.

There are a few various and sundry cosmetic issues / battle scars, but overall the deck looks decent (see above photos).
This machine would be good for burning your personal stereo 8-track collection to CD or simply for listening to your stereo tapes. Deck looks good (despite a few 'battle scars' mentioned earlier) and works GREAT!
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 Great quality stereo 8-track cartridge playback deck. Perfect for simply listening to your tape collection or for burning them to another media format.
 Features include:

 
 - Stereo 8-track cartridge Playback
 - Track indicators
- Standard RCA I/O's

 
 Again, have completely gone through it making ready for playback for listening to or burning your collection. Looks decent and works GREAT! Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 7.5" wide x 9.5" deep x 4" high and weighs 7 lbs unpacked.
CRAIG-PIONEER 3207 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE PLAYER
 Cond. 7.5+
 
$239.
SOLD 3/26/13
SHIPPING TO CALIFORNIA


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