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Since 1982.

STEREO REEL-TO-REEL TAPE
  RECORDERS / DECKS / PLAYERS
  VINTAGE AND USED FOR SALE
 

 

Reel to reel tape decks / recorders: Refurbished-Restored w/ Warranty, Used Open Reel-to-Reels / R2R pre-owned, vintage stereo, open reel decks / tape recorders & players for sale. Great for media transfer to CD ROM or Hard Drive. Tape decks by Pioneer RT-707 & Pioneer RT-909, Akai X / GX series, Sony TC, Teac / Tascam, 2 track 4 track and other reel-reel decks & tape recorders for sale.

 


 

 
 


SOME SCARY THINGS TO BE AWARE OF AND WATCH OUT FOR
WHEN CONSIDERING A REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK . . .


                      

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        SONY                                                                   SONY
          TC-366                                                                TC-3
55

These are a couple decks that we purchased from people who said it "works fine". They did actually FF, REW and move in Play mode, but that's where it ended. We knew they would need work, as inevitably all 20 to 40+ year old tape decks do have a number of things that need to be taken care of prior to being usable (typically 12-18 hours of tech time + parts), but we don't see too many in as bad a shape as these were (click above photos for details). Again these are decks that came from someone who said they "work fine"! Be careful out there when you're getting excited about bidding on that "good deal" on line @ eb_y, cra_gs_ist or other auction that say's "all functions test fine and deck works as it should". Yeah, right. Just FYI.

 
 
Above photo is of a Teac A-4010S having typical Main Capstan Belt change and Pinch Roller Arm re-lube operation.
Just FYI as typical of some of the work that is required to bring any 20+ year old Reel to Reel tape deck back to life, regardless of how well a person selling an old deck, that has not been recently serviced, may say it works! In fact the worst decks are commonly the units that are stated as having low hours, have been little or never used, or the worst offender "is NIB (New In Box)". While that may seem like a good thing, experience tells us that those are the "scariest" to purchase. They generally require the most work to bring back to a practical level of operation. Just like a car that has sat for many years not being used, similar "atrophy" happens to most electro-mechanical devices, ie; Turntables, Cassette Decks, 8-Tracks, VCR's, R2R's etc. Just FYI.

 

 


NOW OUR REEL TO REEL TAPE DECKS / PLAYERS / RECORDERS:

 

            

         NEW LISTING 4/26/13
 
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 SONY 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL STEREO TAPE DECK
 SONY TC-730 / TC730
 #...3607
  4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
    3-SPEED / 3 HEAD
 AUTO-REVERSE
 BUILT-IN AMP AND SPEAKERS!
   5"* - 7" REEL CAPACITY

 
   "WORLD AC POWER"
Circa 1969-72
SOLD 7/30/13
SHIPPING TO CONNECTICUT

We've been 'sitting' on this deck along with a few other 'difficult / performance critical' decks for a few years now, waiting until we had a technician with sufficient skills to 'do them justice' and realize their top potential performance. Sure we have been able to do more 'bread-n-butter' decks for years, such as Akai 150 / 210 / 1700 / 1800 / 4000 series, Sony TC-100, 300 & 300 series, Teac A-4010 / 6010 series, Pioneer RT-707's and 909's and others, but chose not to 'tackle' these. Well, now by a stroke of luck, we have 'him'. Our 'new to us' technician is able to really 'do justice' to decks such as this. Yes, he's expensive and it's time consuming, but AS ALWAYS, we are striving for TOP quality and not for 'cheap'. If you want 'cheap' there are plenty of 'as found' decks (read, 'boat anchors') out there to 'roll the dice' on. Our new technician spent much of the 1970's managing the service department of the famous Pacific Stereo chain, then on to their 'Recycle Audio' division. Heck, the guy even 'co-invented' the optical mouse (you're probably using one right now). He's our guy to restore decks such as this!

  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.

  'Tweaked' Mic / Line pot shafts straightened.

  Main audio out issue and uneven audio levels on the PB circuit board addressed.

  Previous 'hack' repair on Record Amp circuit board, reversed and proper parts re-installed.

  'Direction Change Stopper' wheel, resurfaced / rebuilt for correct tension arm operation.

  Flywheel was removed, cleaned and reinstalled.

  The capstan was burnished, heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

  Again, the entire transport assembly was painstakingly disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed as well as the always at issue, 'Pinch Roller swing arm' assembly.

  'Auto-Stop' mechanism disassembled and re-lubed with fresh 300,000 silicon damping fluid.

  Also hub brakes have been cleaned, re-lubed, new brake pads installed and adjusted on fast wind modes also.

  Rewind 'back tension' adjusted.

  Motor 'start / run' capacitors checked.

  All three motors were re-lubed.

  Voltage selector repaired, its contacts were 're-sprung' and set for correct North American AC current at 117-120VAC.

  All internal pots / controls cleaned in both the playback amplifier, record amplifiers and the built-in 'audio' amp and tested for noise-free function.

  New VU meter illumination lamps / bulbs installed.

  Broken Power toggle switch replaced with an original from another Sony TC-730

  Both spindles were completely disassembled, cleaned and had their bearings / bushings cleaned and re-lubed and are in perfect alignment.

  Heights adjusted on both reel tables.  

  Main Drive and both counter belts replaced for trouble-free service.

  Rubber pinch roller was removed, cleaned & reconditioned, as well as all internal drive tires / wheels for positive grip.

  Tape heads and entire transports demagnetized.

  Heads in great shape as well, with many hundreds of hours of performance left in them.

  Head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance on both play and record heads with factory STL 1k, 5k, 7.5k, 10k & 15k tones thru an oscilloscope.

  Plays INCREDIBLY WELL and Records fairly well at avg -2dB to -10dB 1k to 15kHz.

  Both PB output levels and VU meters playback internally adjusted for even response.

  We really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded /
factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy). Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition.

  All three internal speed pots adjusted to 100% accuracy on each speed independently, via cir bd micro-pots, utilizing 'Institute of High Fidelity' test tape meaning that 1Khz tape plays back at 1000Hz +/-1Hz!

  Following electro/mechanical restoration, unit received a cosmetic
 cleaning / detailing. Unit has a couple of minor issues. Missing rear feet replaced with OEM / Sony Originals. About the only cosmetic issues remaining are: the tip of the Amp On/Off toggle switch is snapped off, so theyre short (still functions, just doesn't stick out as far as normal). The others are cosmetic in that there are a few 'minor battle scars' cosmetically with a few chips in the Formica finish on the casing and a few scuffs / scratches on the head cover / fascia.

  Entire unit still looks good, works and sounds GREAT! (Were actually auditioning a Johnny Cash At San Quentin Reel to Reel tape on the machine as I write this)

  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 18+ hours).
Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition!!!

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 GREAT performing Sony TC-730 1/4" Open Reel stereo tape deck with 3-Speeds, 6-HEADS, Auto-Reverse, and a built-in amp and speakers! Great for all-around Playback and recording of reels up to 7" in diameter. Also has all three consumer reel speeds as you will see listed below.

 
 Sony TC-730 Reel to Reel Tape Recorder Features include:

  Built-in Amplifier and Speakers (also of course, works as a 'component')

  Triple speeds at 7.5 ips / 19cms, 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
 and extra long 1 7/8 ips / 4.75 cms

  3-Heads for instant monitoring of tape levels
 / record quality while recording

  6-Head function

  Triple-Mode Auto-Reverse

  Bi-Directional Recording

  Solenoid assist, 'Touch Tape Transport' controls

  S.O.S. (Sound-On-Sound) capable

  'Echo' effect function (can be used as a 'tape delay' for guitar or vocals)

  5*" / 7" Reel Capacity (*compatible with standard
 4-Track / 2-Channel tape format)

  Separate L & R input level and microphone controls

  Auto-Stop

  Dual analog VU meters for monitoring Playback and Record levels

  "Sound-On-Sound" capable w/ independent L & R record engage switches

  Dual front mounted 1/4" mic input jacks

  1/4" Stereo Headphone jack with dual output level selector

  Mechanical Tape counter

  Built-in Reel / Hub locks (no need for rubber reel retainers)

  RCA and DIN inputs and outputs


 
 Amplifier features:

  Separate Power switch

  Separate Bass and Treble Controls

  Balance and Volume controls

  'Mode' for 'Stereo', L or R or L+R

  Internal or External speaker selector

  True WORLD AC POWER   allows unit to be operated on
 50 or 60 Hz AC and will select voltages from 110v, 120v, 220v and 240 volts AC input.


    
  Original SONY TC-730 Specifications as follows:

  
Power Requirements: 120 watts, АС 100 V, 110 V, 125 V, 127V, 220 V, 240 V 50/60 Hz

Tape Speed: 7.5 ips / 19cms, 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms and extra long 1 7/8 ips / 4.75 cms electronically switched

Reels: 1/4" tape on 7 inches оr smaller

Recording Format: 4-track / 2-Channel stereophonic оr monophonic

Frequency Response w/ Sony SLH or equiv 'High Bias' Tape:
 20-30,000 Hz @ 7 1/2ips.
  20-20,000 Hz @ 3 3/4 ips.

Frequency Response w/ Standard Tape:
20-25,000 Hz @ 7 1/2ips
20-17,000 Hz @ 3 3/4 ips.
30- 9,000 Hz @ 1 7/8 ips.

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 53 dB @ 7 1/2 ips. w/ standard Tape. 56dB w/ Sony SLH or equiv 'High Bias' Tape

Flutter and Wow: < 0.06% @ 7 1/2 ips.
                           < 0.1% @ 3 3/4 ips.
                          < 0.2% @ 1 7/8 ips.

Harmonic Distortion: < 1.2% @ 7 1/2 ips.

Bias Frequency: 160kHz

Level Indication: Dual Analog VU Meters

Record: Calibrated to NAB standard reference level

Playback: Calibrated to 0dB line output level

Recording Time: With 1,800' tape (4-track stereo)  (4-track mono) 7 1/2 ips  1 hr. 30 min. / 3 hr. & @ 3 3/4 ips. 3 hr. / 6 hr.

Inputs: Dual 1/4" Microphone Input Jacks and Auxiliary Jacks Sensitivity -22 dB (62mV) Impedance 100kΩ

Outputs: Line Output Jacks w/ Output level 0dB (0.775 V) & suitable load impedance >100 kΩ

Headphone Jack's Output level @ 1 & 2:
-36 dB (12.3mV) Impedance 8Ω
-28dB (30.8mV) Impedance 8Ω

DIN Record /Playback Connector: Output level 0dB (0.775V) Impedance 10kΩ & Input sensitivity -33dВ (17.4mV) w/ Impedance 10 kΩ

Amplifier output:  3.7 W x 2 w/ built-in speakers & 15 W x 2 w/ external speakers

Built-In Speakers: Dual 4" x 6" / 32Ω

 

Again, following the above stated bench work / testing, our technician has 'Certified' this deck and it is an great performer sonically and mechanically. This deck has had EXTENSIVE restoration with the above mentioned 18+ hours of tech time. It's pretty much had the clock rolled back 40 years on it. Restored, extensively tested / played, then re-benched after 'burn-in' to double check performance / adjustments.
 Looks great & Ready to go! Best for playback and works decently for recording. Comes with a take-up reel. Again, GREAT for burning your tapes to CD or Hard Drive or for a 'media transfer business'. Also handy for archiving / researching / revisiting your tapes without having to have a system nearby as it has a built-in amp and speakers. The built-in amp and speakers actually sound great with separate bass and treble controls. The amp has ample power to driver external speakers as well pretty decently. We had a blast doing our final testing with this unit as it's actually 'FUN' to use.
Can include a pdf 'e' copy of the Sony TC-730 Owners manual (very poor copy) and a copy of the Sony TC-730 service manual if the purchaser wishes. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 21" wide x 9" deep x 19.5" tall and weighs 51 lbs unpacked.
 (Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately depending on stock levels.) 

 SONY TC-730 REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
 Cond. 8.3
SOLD 7/30/13
SHIPPING TO CONNECTICUT

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        NEW LISTING 4/19/13
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AKAI 4000DS REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
STEREO 2-CHANNEL OR MONO 4-CHANNEL
2-SPEED, 3-HEADS
X 5 OR 7 TAPE

 #...0542
Circa 1977
"WORLD AC POWER"
MIJ

SOLD 7/8/13
SHIPPING TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

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

  Everything was cleaned inside and out including all switches, controls and contacts. 

  Tape Monitor switch repaired for proper operation.

  Entire internal transport mechanism disassembled, cleaned of old grease, re-lubed, reassembled and adjusted to spec.

  Rubber pinch roller has been reconditioned.

  New main drive belt and counter belt installed.

  Capstan cleaned and burnished.

  Flywheel thrust bracket removed, bearing surface cleaned and re-lubed, then reinstalled and adjusted.

  All internal pots and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function. Both playback level and meter level internal pots adjusted using factory service manual and test tones. 

  Dolby 400Hz reference tone calibrated.

  Both spindles in perfect alignment and reel locks work perfectly with no missing fins.

  Brake pads reconditioned on both sides and are in good shape.

  Head alignment / azimuth has been checked with factory 'STL' test tapes and an O-Scope for peak performance. Head alignment done w/ factory test tones @ 10k & 15kHz. Heads are in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them.

  Heads and entire transport cleaned and electronically de-mag'd.

  Play 'cam dogs' have ZERO deterioration and are LIKE NEW. This is a MUST INSPECT item on Akai reel to reel, '2-lever transport' decks!!!

  Plays and records very well. We tested with a myriad of tapes once restoration was complete. This is a great sounding tape deck.

  Speed checked to 99% accuracy!

Cosmetically the deck looks great. Just over 8 hours invested in this decks refurb. Its READY TO GO!

Wood cabinet and cover. This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer for playing back your old reel to reel tapes. If you're looking for a reel to reel deck to "actually use" here you go. Only about 25 % of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. Looks and sounds great! This is a Solid State, not tube unit. Will play 5"and 7" reels.

AKAI 4000DS  Features Include:

- Two speeds at 7.5 ips / 19cms & 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
- 3-Heads for recording allows instant monitoring of recording
- SOS (Sound On Sound) function
- 4 Track / 2-Channel standard 'Stereo' mode or can be used as a 4-Track 'Mono' deck
- Dual front mounted 1/4" Microphone inputs
- Analog Tape Counter
- Pause control
- Speed EQ selector for best "top-end" performance and sound quality
- Tape selector for optimal performance with normal and extended range tape (SRT) tape
- Dual Mic / Line level controls
- Dual Back-lit, analog VU level meters
- Front mounted Stereo Headphone Jack
- Standard RCA I/Os
- Selectable Hi-Lo input attenuator for coarse adjustment of input levels (especially handy for inputting signals from a professional mixing board)
- Auto stop for play and fast wind functions
- Auto Shut-Off of power selector when tape ends

Original AKAI 4000DS Specs:

Motor: 4-pole induction 1-speed motor @ 1800 RPM (utilizes speed / capstan sleeve to change speeds)
Reel capacity: Up to 7" reel
Heads (3):
One Erase Head, One Micron-Gap Playback / One Micron-Gap Record Head
Track system: 4-track 2-channel stereo / monaural system
Tape Speed:
3 , and 7 Inches Per Second +/- 2% (again, we tested this deck after our refurbishment at 1k=1001, which is 0.1%!)
Wow & Flutter:  
<
0.15% RMS (7.5 ips)

<0.2% RMS @ 3-3/4 ips
Frequency Response:
30-22,000 Hz 3db at 7 IPS (w/ extended range tape)
30-16,000 Hz
3db at 3 IPS (w/ extended range tape)
Distortion : 
< 1.5% at 1kHz & 0 VU
S/N:
>50 db @ 7.5 ips
Input Levels:

Mic - >0.25 mv @ 5k Ohms
Line - >50 mv @ 150k Ohms
DIN - > 7mv (LOW)
Output Levels: 1.2258V / 4dB (+/- 1dB) utilizing a recorded level of '0' dB @ 250Hz
Erase Ratio: >70 dB.
Cross talk: >50dB stereo
Record Bias Freq: 105 khz +/- 5%
Fast Wind Times:
200 seconds using 1200 feet tape
Recording / Playback Times:
4 hrs stereo recording @ 7.5 IPS w/ 1200 ft. Tape
Input jacks: (2) Microphone: 0.25 mV, (2) Line 50 mV
Required microphone impedance: 600 ohms

Again, this deck was restored for both Recording and Playback. As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Pinch roller and heads all in fine condition!!! Face is made of beautiful brushed Aluminum. Overall cosmetics has VERY LITTLE wear and unit looks GREAT! If you need a deck for transferring your reel to reel tapes to another media, making new tapes / recordings or just listening to your tapes, then you won't be disappointed in this one. Measures 17.25" wide x 12.5" tall x 9" deep and weighs 29 lbs unpacked. Copies of the owners manual and service manual can be emailed to the purchaser. Does come with a standard plastic, take-up reel. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. (Reels & tape shown in photos not included, but are sometimes available)
  
AKAI 4000DS REEL-TO-REEL TAPE RECORDER
Cond. 8.5+

SOLD 7/8/13
SHIPPING TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Above text, in it's entirety, property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)

 

 

 
      

            NEW LISTING 11/15/12
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SONY REEL-TO-REEL 1/4" STEREO TAPE DECK
SONY TC-377 / TC377
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
3-SPEED / 3 HEAD
3"- 7" REEL CAPACITY
#...7256
Circa 1972-77

SOLD 3/17/14
SHIPPING TO ALASKA

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.

- All Drive and counter belts replaced for trouble-free service. Rubber pinch roller has been reconditioned, as well as all three internal drive tires / wheels for positive grip, capstan burnished.

- Both reel hubs / clutches removed, disassembled and re-lubed.

- All hub brake pads have been replaced, and their bearings re-lubed and adjusted on fast wind modes also.

- Motor has been re-lubed as well.

- Internal voltage is self regulated DC and values were verified.

- All Internal & External pots, controls, & switches (including the linear 'record' switches) cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

- Both spindles in perfect alignment.

- We also adjusted the reel table heights for no "reel rub".

- Pinch roller reconditioned / re-surfaced.

- New VU meter illumination lamp installed and both record indicator lamps test fine.

- Internal 'Bias', 'Record-Level' and 'PB' micro-pot levels adjusted.

- Heads were cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

- Ferrite and Ferrite heads all in great shape, with many years of performance left in them.

- Head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

- Both level meters adjusted for even playback level w/ factory test tone tape.

- Floor noise tested to 0.5mV w/ fresh, blank tape on PB.

 Plays and Records GREAT @+2.5dB / 1kHz on High Bias tape.

(we further tested with 'High-Bias' / 'Chrome' tape with the following results (averaged L&R); 100, 250, 400, 500 & 1kHz @ +2.5dB, 2kHz @ +1dB, 5kHz @ -1dB, 7.5kHz @-1.5dB, 10kHz @ -4dB, 12kHz @ -8dB & 15kHz @ -20dB. Those numbers are also with meters starting at 0dB, not the typical -20dB. We would probably get even better numbers if we started at -20dB, but we feel that starting at 0dB is considerably more 'real world'.)

- Speed checked to 95.1% accuracy
*.

- Following the above procedures, entire unit was detailed inside and out

Again, Pinch roller and Heads all in GREAT condition.

  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 13 hours).
Cosmetically in fabulous condition!
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GREAT performing Sony TC-377 1/4" Open Reel to Reel stereo tape Record / Play deck and has all 3 consumer speeds! Good for reel sizes up to 7" in diameter. Great for burning your tapes to CD or Hard Drive or for making new tapes. Also great for having fun in your project recording studio.
Features include:
   
- Triple speeds @ 7.5 ips / 19cms, 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms and extra long 1 7/8 ips / 4.75 cms
- 3-Heads for instant monitoring of tape levels / record quality while recording
- Plays up to a 7" reel as well as 3" & 5" reels
- Playback / Recording of either stereo or mono tapes
- "F&F" Ferrite & Ferrite Heads (super hard heads to prevent un-even headwear and maintain a perfectly parallel gap for preserving top end in recordings)
- Separate L & R Signal Input level controls
- Separate L & R Microphone level controls
- Auto-Stop
- Dual analog VU meters for monitoring Playback and Record levels
- "Sound-On-Sound" capable w/ independent L & R record Source / Monitor engage switches
- Tape 'Echo' effect capable
- Built-in Tape Type selector for normal or "Low Noise / Extended Headroom" tapes
- Dual front mounted 1/4" mic input jacks
- 1/4" Stereo Headphone jack
- Mechanical Tape counter
- Variable Output level control located near I/O ports
- Lockable Pause "Inst-Stop" lever
- Mic Attenuator selector
- RCA inputs and outputs
- Spring loaded tape hub spindles (no need for rubber reel retainers)
- Can be mounted in cabinet for 'vertical' orientation (as currently installed) or inverted for 'horizontal' use.

 
  
Original Sony TC-377 Tape Deck Specifications:
 
(All with Sony SLH-180 type tape)
 Power Requirements:  117 VAC, 30 watts, 60 Hz     

 Capstan Drive Motor Type: Induction
 Tape Speed: 7.5 ips / 19cms, 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms and extra long 1 7/8 ips / 4.75 cms mechanically switched with single lever, with automatic switching for equalization changes       
 Reels: 1/4" tape on 7 inches ог smaller
 Recording Format: 4-track stereophonic оr monophonic
 Frequency Response: 30-25,000 Hz @ 7 1/2ips.
                                  30-20,000 Hz @ 3 3/4 ips.
                                  30- 9,000 Hz @ 1 7/8 ips.
 Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 55 dB @ 7 1/2 ips w/ high bias tape
 > 52 dB @ 7 1/2 ips w/ normal bias tape
 Flutter and Wow: < 0.09% @ 7 1/2 ips.
                          < 0.12% @ 3 3/4 ips.
 Level Indication: Dual Analog VU Meters
 Record: Calibrated to NAB standard reference level
 Playback Time: With 1,800' tape
 (4-track stereo)  (4-track mono) 7 1/2 ips  1 hr. 30 min.                  / 3 hr. & @ 3 3/4 ips. 3 hr. / 6 hr.
 Inputs: Dual 1/4" Microphone Input Jacks and dual RCA jacks
 Outputs: Dual RCA jacks
 Output Impedance: 10kΩ
 Line Input Sensitivity: .06 Volts
 Line Input Impedance: 100k
 Bias Frequency: 160 (kHz)
 Rewind Time w/ 1200 Tape:- 120 sec
 

Again, following the above stated bench work / testing, our technician has 'Certified' this deck and it is an great performer sonically and mechanically. This deck has had typical restoration. It's pretty much had the clock rolled back 40 years on it. With the exception of 'light' scuffing from the perimeter of a previously installed metal reels on the face, and a small veneer chip on the lower, right corner of the case, the units looks fabulous. Machine is READY TO GO! Would make a great deck for any one needing a deck to do tape to CD or Hard Drive transfers of reel to reel tapes or for making NEW reel tape recordings. Comes with an 'e' copy / pdf of the Sony TC-377 owners / users manual. Includes a take-up reel. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 16.25" wide x 8.5" deep x 15.75" tall and weighs 24 lbs unpacked. (Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately if you need them) 
SONY TC-377 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER / DECK #...7256
Cond. 8.5

SOLD 3/17/14
SHIPPING TO ALASKA


*(Price will increase following any additional work to bring the deck closer to 100% speed accuracy.)

(Above text, in it's entirety, property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)

 
 
 


*A note about Reverse / Auto-Reverse /: Reverse means that you can manual switch directions in play mode. You can generally do this at any point in the tapes travel.
Auto-Reverse usually means that a deck will automatically switch play directions at the end. This is usually triggered by special foil tape installed on the tapes for sensors on the machine to pick-up. Some machines also require longer foil tape than others. Also decks vary in the side the foil tape has to be installed on to function. If you tape does not have the foil installed or it's foil is too short, or it happens to be installed on the wrong side, Auto-Reverse may not function. Auto-Reverse may only be designed to work in one direction as well.


 
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NEW LISTING 4/19/13
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VINTAGE AKAI REEL TO REEL
AKAI 4000DB REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
STEREO 2-CHANNEL OR MONO 4-CHANNEL
2-SPEED, 3-HEADS W/ DOLBY NR
X 5 OR 7 TAPE

#...0294
Circa 1977
MIJ

SOLD 5/6/13
SHIPPING TO CALIFORNIA

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

  Everything was cleaned inside and out including all switches, controls and contacts.  

  Tape Monitor switch repaired for proper operation.

  Entire internal transport mechanism disassembled, cleaned of old grease, re-lubed, reassembled and adjusted to spec.

  Rubber pinch roller has been reconditioned.

  New main drive belt and counter belt installed.

  Capstan cleaned and burnished.

  Flywheel thrust bracket removed, bearing surface cleaned and re-lubed, then reinstalled and adjusted.

  All internal pots and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function. Both playback level and meter level internal pots adjusted using factory service manual and test tones. 

  Dolby 400Hz reference tone calibrated.

  Both spindles in perfect alignment and reel locks work perfectly with no missing fins.

  Brake pads reconditioned on both sides and are in good shape.

  Head alignment / azimuth has been checked with factory 'STL' test tapes and an O-Scope for peak performance. Head alignment done w/ factory test tones @ 10k & 15kHz. Heads are in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them.

  Heads and entire transport cleaned and electronically de-mag'd.

  Play 'cam dogs' have ZERO deterioration and are LIKE NEW. This is a MUST INSPECT item on Akai reel to reel, '2-lever transport' decks!!!

  Plays and records very well. We tested with a myriad of tapes once restoration was complete. This is a great sounding tape deck.

  Speed checked to 98% accuracy!

Cosmetically the deck looks great. Just over 7 hours invested in this decks refurb. Its READY TO GO!

Great cosmetic condition Akai 4000DB. Wood grain, vinyl wrapped wood cabinet and cover. This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer for playing back your old reel to reel tapes. If you're looking for a reel to reel deck to "actually use" here you go. Only about 25% of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. Looks and sounds great! This is a Solid State, not tube unit. Will play 5"and 7" reels.

 

AKAI 4000DB  Features Include:

- Two speeds at 7.5 ips / 19cms & 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
- 3-Heads for recording allows instant monitoring of recording
- Dolby Noise Reduction system

- SOS (Sound On Sound) function
- 4 Track / 2-Channel standard 'Stereo' mode or can be used as a 4-Track 'Mono' deck
- Dual front mounted 1/4" Microphone inputs
- Analog Tape Counter
- Pause control
- Speed EQ selector for best "top-end" performance and sound quality
- Tape selector for optimal performance with normal and extended range tape (SRT) tape
- Dual Mic / Line level controls
- Dual Back-lit, analog VU level meters
- Front mounted Stereo Headphone Jack
- Standard RCA I/Os and DIN
- Auto stop for play and fast wind functions

- Auto Shut-Off of power selector when tape ends

Original AKAI 4000DB Specs:

Motor: 4-pole induction 1-speed motor @ 1800 RPM (utilizes speed / capstan sleeve to change speeds)
Reel capacity: Up to 7" reel
Heads (3):
One Erase Head, One Micron-Gap Playback / One Micron-Gap Record Head
Track system: 4-track 2-channel stereo / monaural system
Tape Speed:
3 , and 7 Inches Per Second +/- 2% (again, we tested this deck after our refurbishment at 1k=980, which is 98%!)
Wow & Flutter:  
<
0.28% RMS (7.5 ips)

<0.2% RMS @ 3-3/4 ips
Frequency Response:
30-23,000 Hz 3db at 7 IPS (w/ extended range tape)
30-16,000 Hz
3db at 3 IPS (w/ extended range tape)
Distortion : 
< 1.5% at 1kHz & 0 VU
S/N:
>50 db @ 7.5 ips
Input Levels:

Mic - >0.25 mv @ 5k Ohms
Line - >50 mv @ 150k Ohms
DIN - > 7mv (LOW)
Output Levels: 0.775 V (0 dB)) utilizing a recorded level of '0' dB @ 250Hz, DIN at 0.5 V
Erase Ratio: >70 dB.
Cross talk: >40dB stereo / >65 dB mono
Record Bias Freq: 105 khz +/- 5%
Bias Leakage: <-25 UV, Dolby off

Fast Wind Times:
280 seconds using 1800 feet tape
Recording / Playback Times:
4 hrs stereo recording @ 7.5 IPS w/ 1200 ft. Tape
Input jacks: (2) Microphone: 0.25 mV, (2) Line 50 mV, DIN >2.5 mV
Required microphone impedance: 600 ohms

 Again, this deck was restored for both Recording and Playback. As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Pinch roller and heads all in fine condition!!! Face is made of beautiful brushed Aluminum. Case is also in great shape with only a small veneer chip to the left edge panel. If you need a deck for transferring your reel to reel tapes to another media, making new tapes / recordings or just listening to your tapes, then you won't be disappointed in this one. Measures 17.25" wide x 12.5" tall x 9" deep and weighs 29 lbs unpacked. E-copies in pdf of the owners manual can be emailed to the purchaser. Does come with a standard plastic, take-up reel. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. (Reels & tape shown in photos not included, but are sometimes available)
   Cond. 8.5
 AKAI 4000DB REEL-TO-REEL TAPE RECORDER

SOLD 5/6/13
SHIPPING TO CALIFORNIA

 

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NEW LISTING 4/19/13
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VINTAGE SANSUI REEL TO REEL
SANSUI SD-7000 / SD7000 REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
STEREO 2-CHANNEL, AUTO-REVERSE
4 HEADS W/ 3-HEAD STYLE RECORD MONITORING
X 5 OR 7 TAPE

 #...0281
Circa 1970-73
"WORLD AC POWER"
MIJ

SOLD 5/4/13
SHIPPING TO CALIFORNIA

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

  Everything was cleaned inside and out including all switches, controls and contacts.  We have completely gone through this unit restoring it for Record and Playback use. 

  Entire internal transport mechanism disassembled, cleaned of old grease, re-lubed, reassembled and adjusted to spec.

  Rubber pinch roller has been reconditioned. Main drive belt reconditioned.

  New counter belt installed.

  Capstan and flywheel removed, cleaned, burnished, reinstalled and adjusted. Flywheel thrust bracket removed, bearing surface cleaned and re-lubed, then reinstalled and adjusted.

  All internal pots and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

  Both playback level and meter level internal pots adjusted using factory service manual and test tones.

  Bi-Directional function, levels and adjustments set to factory spec

  Both spindles in perfect alignment and work perfectly with no missing fins.

  Brake pads reconditioned on both sides and are in good shape.

  Heads are in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them and head alignment / azimuth has been checked with factory 'STL' test tapes and an O-Scope for peak performance. Head alignment done w/ factory test tones @ 10k & 15kHz. Heads and entire transport cleaned electronically de-mag'd.

  All internal relays (and theres a LOT of them in this deck) and solenoids checked for proper operation and contacts resurfaced where necessary.

  Plays very well. We tested with a myriad of tapes once restoration was complete. This is a great sounding tape deck.

  Speed checked to 99.8% accuracy!

  Cosmetically the deck looks great. Just over 12 hours invested in this decks refurb. Its READY TO GO!

Exceptional cosmetic condition, the Sansui SD-7000 features wood top and side panels and the hard-to-find clear front dust cover. While we've had a couple of Sansui SD-5000's in the past 16 years, this is the first Sansui SD-7000 we've had.
The transport is Solenoid-Assist-Soft-Touch for all functions and makes this deck a pleasure to use. Very 'positive' and 'solid' when switching between transport functions. This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer for recording or playing back your old reel to reel tapes. If you're looking for a professional quality reel to reel deck to "actually use" here you go. Only about 25 % of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. Looks and sounds great! Will play 5"and 7" reels.

SANSUI SD-7000  Features Include:

- Two speeds at 7.5 ips / 19cms & 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
- 3-Heads allows instant monitoring of recording in either direction (theres actually 4 heads in total, since it had Auto-Reverse Playback as well)
- 4 Track / 2-Channel standard 'Stereo' operation
- Professional push-button and solenoid transport operation
-
Sub-audible tone auto reverse feature eliminates need for foil tape (also works with foil sensing tape)

- Triple-Mode automatic reverse (rewind, reverse, repeat)
- Selectable tape thickness tension compensation
- Dual front mounted 1/4" Microphone inputs
- Side mounted inputs for Microphone Transformer inputs

- Analog Tape Counter
- Pause control with indicator (Off, On, Lock)
- Dual Mic / Line level controls
- Dual Back-lit, analog VU level meters
- Selectable Mono / Stereo record operation

- Front mounted Stereo Headphone Jack with Level Control
- Standard RCA I/Os (2 Line In, DIN, Line out)
- Auto stop for play and fast wind functions
- Auto Shut-Off of power selector when tape ends with Sleep mode

From the original Sansui SD-7000 Owners Manual, The end result of three years of intensive research and development work and ten prototype models, the SD-7000 is Sansuis ultimate answer to just what a true high fidelity stereo tape deck should be.  As one of the worlds foremost audio-only specialists, Sansui has spared no effort in making it one of the most complete, most advanced taping machines ever developed.  A wide dynamic range, wide frequency response range, high signal-to-noise ratio, low distortion and automatic reverse, repeat, rewind and shut-off operations are just a few of the many outstanding features of the SD-7000


Original SANSUI SD-7000 Specifications:

Track system: 4-track 2-channel stereo / monaural system
Motors:
One 4-pole/8-pole 2-speed hysteresis synchronous motor for capstan drive.  Two 6-pole capacitor starting induction mortors for reel drive.
Reel capacity: 5-7" maximum
Fast Forward/Rewind Time: Approx. 100 Sec for 1800 ft tape

Heads (4):
1x One Erase Head, 2x One Micron-Gap Playback & 1x One Micron-Gap Record Head
Tape Speed:
3 , and 7 Inches Per Second +/- 2% (again, we tested this deck after our refurbishment at 1k=998, which is 0.2%!, which is 10 TIMES BETTER!!!)
Wow & Flutter:  
<0.06% WRMS (7.5 ips) / <0.1% WRMS (3-3/4 ips)
Frequency Response:
15-20,000 Hz 2db at 7 IPS (w/ extended range tape)
15-15,000 Hz
2db at 3 IPS (w/ extended range tape)
Distortion : 
< 1.5% at 1kHz & 0 VU
Crosstalk: >45 dB between channels at 1KHz / > 60 dB between tracks at 1 KHz

S/N:
>60 db @ 7.5 ips
Erase Efficiency: > 60 dB

Input Levels:
Mic - >0.5 mV @ 50k Ohms / 0.05 mV @ 600 Ohms using Sansui A-603 Mic Transformers
Line - >70 mV @ 100k Ohms
DIN - > 14mv @ 100K ohm
Output Levels: 1.2 V max (0 VU=0.775V
Erase Ratio: >70 dB.
Cross talk: >50dB stereo
Record Bias Freq: 100 khz
Mixing:
Mic+Line1, Line1+Line2, Line1+DIN

Again, this deck was restored for Recording and Playback. As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Pinch roller and heads all in fine condition!!! Case is also in LIKE NEW condition, as is pretty much ENTIRE deck! Fabulous addition to round-out most any Vintage Sansui Stereo System or if you simply need a deck for transferring your reel to reel tapes to another media, making new tapes / recordings or just listening to your tapes, then you won't be disappointed in this one. Measures 17" wide x 21" tall x 10" deep and weighs 60 lbs unpacked. E-Copy in pdf form of the owners manual can be emailed to the purchaser. Does come with a standard plastic, take-up reel and clear plastic transport dust cover (very rare). Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. (Reels & tape shown in photos not included, but are sometimes available)
  Cond. 9
SANSUI SD-7000 REEL-TO-REEL TAPE RECORDER

(C) M.R.

SOLD 5/4/13
SHIPPING TO CALIFORNIA

 

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         NEW LISTING 10/26/12
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AKAI 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL STEREO TAPE DECK GX-260D / GX260D
#...2689 (blue VU meters)
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
   2-SPEED / 6-HEAD
AUTO-REVERSE
  5"* - 7" REEL CAPACITY

   "WORLD AC POWER"
  
 Circa 1973-76
SOLD 1/7/13
SHIPPED TO TENNESSEE

We've been 'sitting' on this deck along with a few other 'difficult / performance critical' decks for a few years now, waiting until we had a technician with sufficient skills to 'do them justice' and realize their top potential performance. Sure we have been able to do more 'bread-n-butter' decks for years, such as Akai 150 / 210 / 1700 / 1800 / 4000 series, Sony TC-100, 300 & 300 series, Teac A-4010 / 6010 series, Pioneer RT-707's and 909's and others, but chose not to 'tackle' these. Well, now by a stroke of luck, we have 'him'. Our 'new to us' technician is able to really 'do justice' to decks such as this. Yes, he's expensive and it's time consuming, but AS ALWAYS, we are striving for TOP quality and not for 'cheap'. If you want 'cheap' there are plenty of 'as found' decks (read, 'boat anchors') out there to 'roll the dice' on. Our new technician spent much of the 1970's managing the service department of the famous Pacific Stereo chain, then on to their 'Recycle Audio' division. Heck, the guy even 'co-invented' the optical mouse (you're probably using one right now). He's our guy to restore decks such as this!

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. Flywheel was removed, cleaned and reinstalled with silicone lube on flywheel thrust plate bearing. The capstan was burnished, heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport. Again, the entire transport assembly was painstakingly disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed as well as the always at issue, 'Pinch Roller swing arm' assembly. 'Auto-Stop' mechanism disassembled and re-lubed with fresh 300,000 silicon damping fluid. Also hub brakes have been cleaned, re-lubed, and adjusted on fast wind modes also. Rewind 'back tension' adjusted. Motor 'start / run' capacitors checked. Voltage selector set for correct North American AC current at 117-120VAC. All internal pots / controls cleaned in both the playback amplifier, record amplifiers and the built-in 'audio' amp and tested for noise-free function. New VU meter and direction indicator illumination lamps / bulbs installed. Both spindles were completely disassembled, cleaned and had their bearings / bushings cleaned and re-lubed and are in perfect alignment. Main Drive and counter belts replaced for trouble-free service. Rubber pinch roller was removed, cleaned & reconditioned. We also adjusted the reel table heights.  Tape heads and entire transports demagnetized.
Heads in Like New shape as well, with many hundreds of hours of performance left in them and head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance on both play and record heads with factory STL 30Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1k, 2.5k, 5k, 7.5k, 10k, 12k & 15k as well as 700Hz 'reference' tones thru an oscilloscope and with a dBm meter and were charted
(we have the full L&R, Forward and Reverse, Normal and 'High Bias' results charted and available to the purchaser, but too much typing to display here as it's over 100 documented results). Suffice to say, this unit Plays and Records INCREDIBLY WELL starting at 30Hz with 0dB & -1dB from 1k to 15kHz!!! Both PB output levels and VU meters playback internally adjusted for even response. Floor noise measured at 0.1mVAC at idle and 1.5mVAC with blank tape in play mode. (Akai GX-260D's do have a DC surge / thump at turn-on, by design, so keep the volume on your amp / receiver down or off, or speakers 'Off' during power-up sequence.)
We really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy). Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition. Speed tested / checked to 98.5% accuracy utilizing 'Institute of High Fidelity' test tape. Following electro/mechanical restoration, unit received a cosmetic cleaning / detailing. No cosmetic issue to speak of. Looks near new. Side panels have 'crisp' corners and edges. No scuffs, scratches or anything work mentioning.....
  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 14+ hours). Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition!!!

  ____________________________

   
.  

Original Akai GX-260D Specifications:

Track system: .....
Reel Capacity: Up to
.....
Heads (4 (6)):
.....

Tape Speed:
.....

Motor (3):
.....
Wow & Flutter:
<
0XXX% RMS @ 7.5 ips (2.5 times better than the GX-4000D!)
<XX% RMS @ 3-3/4 ips (2 times better than the GX-4000D!)
Frequency Response:
XXXHz 3db at 7 IPS (w/ extended range tape)
XXXHz
3db at 3 IPS (w/ extended range tape)

XXX Hz 3db at 7 IPS (w/ normal tape)
XXX Hz
3db at 3 IPS (w/ normal tape)
Distortion :
< XX% at 1kHz & 0 VU
S/N:
>XX db @ 7.5 ips (X dB better than the GX-4000D)
Input Levels:

Mic - >XXX mv @ XXk Ohms
Line - >XXX mv @ XXk Ohms
DIN XXXX(high) / XXmV (low)
Output Levels: XXV / (+XdB) @/ 100 Ohms utilizing a recorded level of '0' dB on th e VU meters
Erase Ratio: >XX dB.
Cross talk: >XXdB mono & >XXdB stereo
Record Bias Freq: XXkhz +/- X%
Fast Wind Times:
6XXX seconds using XX feet tape (XX+ times faster than the GX-4000 series)

Following the above stated bench work / testing, our technician has 'Certified' this deck and it is an great performer sonically and mechanically. Again this deck has had EXTENSIVE restoration by our 'magician' technician and is now a great performer sonically and mechanically. It's pretty much had the clock rolled back 40 years on it.....
....
Can include a pdf 'e' copy of the Akai GX-260D brochure, and owners manual. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. 

(
Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately depending on stock levels.
AKAI GX-260D REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
Cond. 8.
5
SOLD 1/7/13
SHIPPED TO TENNESSEE
 

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  SONY
1/4" REEL-TO-REEL STEREO TAPE DECK
          SONY TC-377 / TC377

 
    #...2098   
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
   3-SPEED / 3 HEAD
  3"- 7" REEL CAPACITY

   Circa 1972-77

SOLD 1/3/13
SHIPPED TO UTAH

 
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.

- All Drive and counter belts replaced for trouble-free service. Rubber pinch roller has been reconditioned, as well as all three internal drive tires / wheels for positive grip, capstan burnished.

- Both reel hubs / clutches removed, disassembled and re-lubed.

- All hub brake pads have been replaced, and their bearings re-lubed and adjusted on fast wind modes also.

- Motor has been re-lubed as well.

- Internal voltage is self regulated DC and values were verified.

- All Internal & External pots, controls, & switches (including the linear 'record' switches) cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

- Both spindles in perfect alignment.

- We also adjusted the reel table heights for no "reel rub".

- Pinch roller reconditioned / re-surfaced.

- New VU meter illumination lamp installed and both record indicator lamps test fine.

- Broken meter leads repaired.

- Internal 'Bias', 'Record-Level' and 'PB' micro-pot levels adjusted.

- Heads were cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

- Ferrite and Ferrite heads all in great shape, with many years of performance left in them.

- Head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

- Both level meters adjusted for even playback level w/ factory test tone tape.

- Floor noise tested to 2.4mV w/ fresh, blank tape on PB.



Plays and Records GREAT @ -1.5dB / 1kHz on High Bias tape.


- Speed checked to 99.0% accuracy.


- Following the above procedures, entire unit was detailed inside and out

Again, Pinch roller and Heads all in GREAT condition.

  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 12 hours).
 Cosmetically in fabulous condition! 
  ____________________________


   
Original Sony TC-377 Tape Deck Specifications:
 
(All with Sony SLH-180 type tape)
 Power Requirements:  
XXX    
 Capstan Drive Motor Type: XXX
 Tape Speed: XXX     
 Reels: XXX
 Recording Format: XXX
 Frequency Response: XXX Hz @XXXips.
                                  XXX Hz @ XXX ips.
                                  XXX Hz @ XXX ips.
 Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > XXXdB @ XXX ips w/ high bias tape
 > XXXdB @XXX ips w/ normal bias tape
 Flutter and Wow: < XXX% @ XXX ips.
                          < XXX% @XXX ips.
 Level Indication: .....
 Record: Calibrated to
.....
 Playback Time: XXXX
 Inputs: XXX
 Outputs: XXXX
 Output Impedance: XXkΩ
 Line Input Sensitivity: XX Volts
 Line Input Impedance: XXk
 Bias Frequency: XX (kHz)
 Rewind Time w/ 1200 Tape:- XX sec
 

Again, following the above stated bench work / testing, our technician has 'Certified' this deck and it is an great performer sonically and mechanically.
This deck has had typical restoration. It's pretty much had the clock rolled back 40 years on it. With the exception of a 'light' scuff from the perimeter of a previously installed metal reel on the face, and a small veneer chip on the lower, left corner of the case, the units looks fabulous.....
....
Unit includes  an 'e' pdf copy of Sony TC-377 owners / users manual. Comes with a plastic 'take-up' reel. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty.....
(Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately if you need them) 
SONY
TC-377 REEL TO REEL STEREO TAPE DECK #...0298
Cond. 8.5

SOLD 1/3/13
SHIPPED TO UTAH

 

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On a side note: While we deal in many Open Reel / 'Reel to Reel' Tape machines, have recently seen folks making references to 'Real to Real' & 'Real to Reel' tape recorders / decks.
Wow...
We think this might be referring to some sort of 'cloning machine' or 'replicator' such as shown aboard Star Treks' Enterprise ship in the 'Next Generation' and 'Voyager' series.
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