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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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VINTAGE
PANASONIC 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE TAPE DECK
8-TRACK PLAY / RECORD DECK
PANASONIC RS-803US
WITH *FAST FORWARD! and
"AUTO STOP"

#...3669
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 adjusted with alignment / test tape and O-Scope for best High Freqency 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 at 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

$299.

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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 Freqency 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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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
PANASONIC 8-TRACK TAPE DECK / PLAYER
PANASONIC RS-804US
8-TRACK STEREO
PLAY TAPE DECK
#...8750
  Circa 1973-79
MIJ
 for sale
SOLD 12/17/17
SHIPPING TO WASHINGTON


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 adjusted with alignment / test tape and O-Scope for best High Freqency 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.

Speed checked afterward 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

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

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Compact Panasonic, RS-804US, Stereo 8-track tape player. Very nice sounding. Very simple in operation. Great deck for burning your 8-track collection to CD or computer.

Panasonic RS-804US Features include:
 

 - Track Program change indicators
 - Power Eject button / mechanism


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 8" wide x 10" deep x 4" high and weighs 7 lbs unpacked. 

  PANASONIC
  MODEL RS-804US
  Cond. 7 (due to scratches / dings)


SOLD 12/17/17
SHIPPING TO WASHINGTON

 

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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 QUADRAPHONIC / STEREO 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE TAPE DECK / PLAYER
PANASONIC MODEL RS-845US
#...0624
MIJ
 Circa ~1974-76
 for sale
SOLD 9/1/15
SHIPPING TO NEW YORK

 
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:
  


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

  
  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++

SOLD 9/1/15
SHIPPING TO NEW YORK


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VINTAGE
REALISTIC 8-TRACK
REALISTIC MODEL TR-801
/ CAT # 14-925
#...3312
8-TRACK STEREO PLAY / RECORD DECK
Circa 1975-77
 


SOLD 11/21/16
SHIPPING TO MICHIGAN


 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 and counter belt have been replaced for years of 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.

Head azimuth & track cross-talk for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance) utilizing a dual trace Oscilloscope.

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

Floor noise measured to 0.3mVAC.

Speed checked at 99.8% accuracy! (1k = 1002Hz)

Checked for 'WOW' and 'Flutter' by recording test tones and dynamic piano cuts. Piano even sounds 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 and also records great at 3dB over input level imprinted to tape!!!

Looks and works GREAT!
 
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 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, ALL METAL tape transport including the head clamp (most decks have 'nylon' head clamps' which will have most assuredly cracked, necessitating repair).
Great for making "new" 8-track tapes for listening in your vintage or muscle car. All functions work great.

 
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 10.25" deep x 5.25" high and weighs 12 lbs unpacked. 
 REALISTIC TR-801 / 14-925
 Cond. 8.5

SOLD 11/21/16
SHIPPING TO MICHIGAN

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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
WARDS 8-TRACK STEREO PLAY / RECORD DECK
WARDS MODEL GEN-6829A
#...6613

 Circa early-mid 1970's

SOLD 1/10/15
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.
- 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 1/10/15
SHIPPING TO NORTH CAROLINA


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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
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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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
REALISTIC 8-TRACK
REALISTIC MODEL TR-802
/ CAT # 14-928
8-TRACK DECK
WITH DOLBY
#...9551

 Circa 1978-82
SOLD 12/10/16
SHIPPING TO PENNSYLVANIA

 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 replaced for years of 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.

 Head azimuth & track cross-talk for optimum performance and the best high-frequency response (not normally expected from 8-track cartridge performance) utilizing a dual trace Oscilloscope.

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

 Floor noise measured to 0.3mVAC.

 Speed checked at 97.5% accuracy! (1k = 1026Hz)

 Checked for 'WOW' and 'Flutter' by recording test tones and dynamic piano cuts. Piano even sounds 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 and also records great at 3dB over input level imprinted to tape!!!

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 and other than the above mentioned tape counter, ALL works GREAT!
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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:


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

 
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. 8.5

SOLD 12/10/16
SHIPPING TO PENNSYLVANIA

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NEW ADDITION 11/30/12
 
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE 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.


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

SOLD 1/29/14
SHIPPED TO MONTANA


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