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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
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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 10/28/16
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PIONEER REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
PIONEER RT-1020L
#...1748
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL & 4-CHANNEL
STEREO / QUADRAPHONIC
3-HEAD / 3-MOTOR
2-SPEED
1/4" X 7" OR 10.5" REEL SIZE
"WORLD AC POWER"
  Circa 1974-78

SOLD 10/29/16
SHIPPING TO WYOMING

  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.
(in-fact we had both of our Senior Techs go thru it, one after the other, just to make sure we had 'all the "i's" dotted and all the "T's" crossed)

  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 disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled.

 pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed,

 PR mechanism solenoid mounts adjusted

 Capstans / flywheels removed, bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed

 Capstans burnished

   Rubber pinch rollers have been cleaned and re-conditioned

  Brand new MAIN drive belt installed

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

 Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also.

 Back tension adjusted on both reel motors.

 All three motors test perfectly. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 7" and 10.5" tapes

 Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

 We adjusted the VU meters mechanically and electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback levels for both directions independently and record levels.

 Deck has been fully calibrated as close to factory manual specs as practical, tested, and found to perform well in all categories

 Both spindles in perfect alignment.

 We also adjusted the reel table heights.

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

  BOTH direction Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

 Speed measured @ 98% accurate

 Records decently at approx -10dB on High Bias Chrome tape at 1kHz & approx -8dB on Normal Bias Chrome tape at 1kHz.

 This Pioneer RT-1020L functions, plays, and records very well (and 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).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 12 hours).

Face is made of beautiful brushed aluminum and case is in great condition. Deck looks NEW and works great! 

I have one of these in my personal collection (although mine isn't in refurbished condition yet like this one). Ready to GO! This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. 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. This one made it through with flying colors.

The deck tests great! Looks and sounds great too! We have completely gone through it. Will play 3", 5", 7" & 10.5" reels (10.5" reels require optional NAB hub adaptors that we generally have available at their additional cost).

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Looks great & is "Ready-to-go"! The very sought after Pioneer RT-1020L Stereo Reel to Reel tape deck. Will play / record stereo 1/4" tapes on reels up to 10.5". This model is very unique in that it will not only play standard consumer 4-track / 2-channel tapes, but also will play 4-channel "quadraphonic" tapes and ALSO 4-Track / 4-Channel "Pro-Multi-Track" tapes made from such decks as the Tascam 2340 or 3440!
Here's a link to some original a website with some original, brochure info: http://stereonomono.blogspot.com/2011/11/pioneer-rt-1020l-1973.html

This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. 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. This one made it through and all functions test great! Looks and sounds great too! We have completely gone through it. 
Pioneer RT-1020L Features include:


-  4-Track 2 or 4 Channel playback and 2-Channel recording
- 3 Heads for instant monitoring of tape levels while recording
- Handles up to 10.5" reels!
- 3 Motors for trouble free performance (has a lot to do with it still being a viable piece of gear due to fewer rubber parts)
- Dual speeds at 7.5 ips / 19cms and 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
- IC logic tape transport for control
- Separate & dual mic and line level controls
- Dual 1/4" front mounted mic inputs
- Source / Monitor selector
- Independent L & R record enable switches for doing "S-O-S / sound-on-sound"
- Left & Right output level controls
- Dual analog VU level meters that are selectable for either Front or Rear channels
- Triple position tape type selector
- Dual position tape EQ selector
- Spring loaded tape hub spindles (no need for rubber reel retainers)
- End of tape shut off / Auto-Stop function
- Dual front mounted 1/4" Microphone inputs
- Variable output level controls for each channel 
- Mechanical Tape Counter
- Both RCA & DIN I/O's 

Pioneer RT-1020L Original Specifications as follows:

Heads: 3 (2-channel erase, 4-Channel play and 2-Channel Record)
Number of Motors: 1 Hysteresis Synchronous Capstan and 2 Reel motors
Drive to Capstan: Belt to heavy flywheel
Tape Speeds: 7.5 ips / 19cms and 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
Wow and flutter: 0.08% DIN @ 7.5ips
Signal to noise ratio:
>55dB w/ Normal Bias Tape
Frequency response: 7-1/2 ips: 40Hz to 20kHz w/ Normal Bias tape
Crosstalk: > 60dB.
Channel separation: > 50dB
Output Level: 316mV @ 0dB on VU meters
Microphone Input Impedance: 20K Ohms
Fast Wind Time: 90 secs w/ 7", 1200' reels

As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Plays and records well! Only cosmetic issue worth mentioning is some light scuffs / striations on the small knob. We don't get many decks capable of 10.5" reels, and when we do have one refurbished, they don't hang around long.
Comes with an 'e-copy' / pdf download of the Pioneer RT-1020L owners / operations manual and service manual if the purchaser so desires.
All of our restored / refurbished reel to reel decks come with a 7", plastic take-up reel, a 'known good' 7" tape for initial testing of playback, and a 7" tape you can record onto, all to assist you in becoming familiar with the operation / function of your new reel to reel tape deck.
Measures 17.5" wide x 17" tall x 9" (from tip of back feet-tip of hubs) deep and weighs 47 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. (Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately if you need them)
PIONEER RT-1020L
Cond. 8.5
+

SOLD 10/29/16
SHIPPING TO WYOMING


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

 
 

    

NEW LISTING 10/13/16
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TEAC REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
TEAC X-7R
#...9315

3-HEAD / 3-MOTOR
AUTO-REVERSE
REEL TO REEL 
1/4" TAPE DECK
"
WORLD AC POWER"
SOLD 12/2/16
SHIPPING TO TORONTO, CANADA

  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.
(in-fact we had both of our Senior Techs go thru it, one after the other, just to make sure we had 'all the "i's" dotted and all the "T's" crossed)

  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 disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled (this is a VERY difficult deck to work on, especially considering any adjustments to the 'top layer', as the face plate has to remain partially attached while working on it (kind of like only being able to lift the hood a few inches on your car to change the plugs)

 Tape Tension arms disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed, and their springs adjusted and had fresh 500,000 grade silicone lube gel applied to the Kevlar strings

 pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed,

 PR mechanism solenoid mounts adjusted

 Capstans / flywheels removed, bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed

 Capstans burnished

   Rubber pinch rollers have been cleaned and re-conditioned

  Brand new MAIN drive belt installed

  Brand new counter belt installed

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

 Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also (optimized for 7" tape. 5" tape will work, but will 'dump' slightly when fast winding to a complete stop)

 Back tension adjusted on both reel motors.

 All three motors test perfectly. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 7" tapes

 Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

 Sheared 'Mic Input' potentiometer replaced with OEM unit

 Replaced bent Auto Reverse contact spring

 New Meter lamps / bulbs installed (originals still worked, but preventative maintenance)

 We adjusted the VU meters mechanically and electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback levels for both directions independently and record levels.

 Deck has been fully calibrated to factory manual specs, tested, and found to perform like new in all categories

 Both spindles in perfect alignment.

 We also adjusted the reel table heights.

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

  BOTH direction Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

 Both internal speed pots adjusted to 100% accuracy on either speed independently (with pitch control zero'd) (meaning that our 'verified' 1000Hz test tape now plays back at 1000Hz).

 Adjusted to record at +/-0dB on High Bias Chrome tape at 1kHz and -3dB @ 15kHz and on normal records at 0dB @ 1kHz and -8dB at 15kHz (in other words, it records VERY well)

 Floor noise measured at <1mv w/ blank tape, L&R

 This Teac X-7R functions, plays, and records perfectly (and 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).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 19 hours between the two techs).

Face is beautiful, beige anodized, aluminum and case is in great condition. Deck looks NEW and works great! 

The TEAC X-7R Stereo Reel to Reel tape deck. Ready to GO! This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. 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. This one made it through with flying colors after about 19 hours of bench time.

The deck tests great! Looks and sounds great too! We have completely gone through it. Will play 3", 5" & 7" reels (again, we optimized the braking for 7" reels).

TEAC X-7R Features include:

- 4-Track / 2-Channel head stack / tape format
- 3 Heads for instant monitoring of tape levels while recording
- 3 Motors for trouble free performance (has a lot to do with it still being a viable piece of gear due to less rubber parts)

- Auto-Reverse (when using tape with "auto-reverse" sensing foil)
(Recording, forward playback with reverse playback)
- Tri-mode Auto-Reverse
- Bi-Directional recording
- Dual Capstan / Closed Loop Drive System
- IC logic tape transport for "Touch" control
- De-featable +- Pitch control +/-6%
- Dual front mounted 1/4" Microphone inputs
- Analog tape counter
- 12-Pin optional wired remote port on rear panel (remote not included)
- Dual speeds at 7.5 ips / 19cms and 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
- Separate dual mic and line level controls
- Dual 1/4" front mounted mic inputs
- Source / Monitor selector
- Output level control
- Dual analog VU level meters
-
Tape REC EQ Selector
- Dual position tape REC Bias type selector
- 'Timer' Play / Record function
- Spring loaded tape hub spindles (no need for rubber reel retainers)
- Reel size selector

- True
WORLD AC POWER" as it will work on both 50 or 60 Hz AC and voltages from 110-240 volts AC



As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning heads and all else, lubing, adjusting, reconditioning pinch rollers and other rubber parts, demagnetizing heads and entire transport and testing everything. Tape speed in both Hi and Lo speed positions have been 'internally' adjusted to 100%, "Dead-On" accuracy using a 1000 Hz test tape for the pitch control in it's 'centered' position. Plays and records Exceptionally well (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed CD material and CD test tones looking for correct head Azimuth, tape speed accuracy and making test recordings). Pinch rollers and heads all in GREAT condition!!! Face is made of beautiful, black anodized, brushed Aluminum and looks very nice. Very clean and looks near new. Unit looks GREAT! 

TEAC X-7R Specs from the owners manual as follows:

Head / Head-stack Format: 6 heads (Forward Erase, Forward Record, Forward Playback, Reverse Erase, Reverse Record & Reverse Playback)
4 track, 2 channel Stereo / Mono
Motors: FG Servo DC Capstan Motor & 2 DC slot-less Reel Motors
Wow and Flutter: 0.03% @ 7.5 ips & 0.04% @ 3.75 ips
Frequency Response: 30-28,000 Hz, +- 3 dB @ 7.5 ips
30-20,000 Hz, +- 3 dB @ 3.75 ips
S/N ratio: 63 dB

THD: 0.3% @  1kHz & 19cms
Crosstalk: >40dB
Channel separation: >50dB @ 1kHz
Erasing coefficient:
>68dB
Recording bias Frequency:
100kHz
Pitch-control: +/- 6%
2 VU-meters: dB (-20 to +5)
Line; 60mV /50kΩ
Output Level Reference / Maximum: Line; .45V / 10kΩ
Headphones; 48.9mV / 8Ω, 1/4" / 6mm diam. jack
Fast Wind Time: 100 sec for 1800'


This is a GREAT looking deck and is mounted in the originally, optional, wood grain, vinyl wrapped case. Case does have a few 'edge dings', a couple of which are decent (see photos above). Deck was also capable of being rack mounted with optional (but not avail from us) rack mounts. Again, following above extensive tech work, it works fabulously!!!
All of our restored / refurbished reel to reel decks come with a 7", plastic take-up reel, a 'known good' 7" tape for initial testing of playback, and a 7" tape you can record onto, all to assist you in becoming familiar with the operation / function of your new reel to reel tape deck.
Measures 17" wide x 14.5" tall x 10.25" (from tip of back feet-tip of hubs) deep and weighs 40 lbs unpacked. Comes with an 'e-copy' / pdf download of the TEAC X-7R owners / operations manual and service manual if purchaser so desires. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty.
TEAC X-7R
Cond.
8.5++

SOLD 12/2/16
SHIPPING TO TORONTO, CANADA


(Reels shown in photos are not included, but we sometimes / occasionally have them for sale. Inquire at time of order.)

 
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NEW LISTING 10/7/16
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VINTAGE REALISTIC REEL TO REEL
REALISTIC 494

 #...19349A2
 4-TRACK STEREO / 4-CHANNEL 
 QUADRAPHONIC / SURROUND SOUND /
 2-CHANNEL STEREO
 3-HEAD / 3-SPEED
        REEL TO REEL R2R
 1/4" TAPE DECK
 Circa 1973-75
for sale

SOLD 10/17/16
SHIPPING TO ARKANSAS

 We have completely gone through this unit. Both Main Drive belt and Counter belt have been replaced with fresh units. All internal drive wheels / tires have been reconditioned as well as the rubber pinch roller for years of trouble-free service. Entire internal transport cleaned of old grease & re-lubed, capstan burnished, heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport. Pinch Roller swing arm assembly disassembled and re-lubed as well as the brake arms and tape tension arms. Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also so it doesn't "dump tape" when stopped. Capstan motor re-lubed. All internal pots and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function. Internal PB amp and Record level PC mounted pots adjusted with factor STL test / alignment tape and O-Scope. Both spindles in perfect alignment and run true. We also adjusted the reel table heights. Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them and head alignment / azimuth has been checked and adjusted for peak performance. Records at ~-6dB. Plays great on both channels. Both level meters playback even. Speed checked to 99.0% accuracy(Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 13 hours. Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition!!!  Deck looks good with some minor, normal edge chips to wood grain case! 
 
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 Beautiful Condition, Realistic 494, Three-head, Quad / Stereo, Open Reel Tape Deck. This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. 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. This one made it through to test great! Looks and sounds great! We have completely gone through it. Will play 3", 5" & 7" reels.

From the original Radio Shack catalog, "Make "live" recordings with a realism and dimension never before possible". (would be interesting to record a live show / band, then playback on a 'Quad' system).

Realistic 494 Features include:
 
- 3-Head tape monitoring (a very high-end feature for checking recording quality as the tape is actually being recorded)
- Three Speed transport supporting 7. ips, 3. ips & 1 7/8 ips
- Selectable 4 channel or 2 channel "standard stereo" mode
- Variable Output Level control for RCA pre-outs
 - Separate Left & Right, Front & Rear controls for mic and line level inputs
- Master Record Level adjustment
 - Source / Monitor selector for third head in recording mode
- Lit Dual-twin Analog VU Meters
- Left & Right, Front & Rear, front mounted  
" Microphone inputs
- Pause Control
- Front and Rear / Mix  front mounted headphone jacks (four total)
- Separate 'Power Switch' combined with a 'latched, mechanical' tape transport, means you could 'self record' your live performance from stage, simply by 'foot switching' on AC power.

- Reel Size: 3", 5" and 7"

 

Realistic 494 Specifications:

Track system: 4-track, 4-channel/2-channel stereo tape deck with Surround Sound
Motor: Synchronous Motor
Transport Control Type: Mechanical: Fast Forward, Rewind, Play
Heads: two 4-track 4-channel stereo heads for recording and playback, two erase heads (2-track & full track)

Maximum Reel capacity: 7 reel
 Tape speed: 19cm/s (7-1/2 ips
 9.5 cm/s (3-3/4 ips) & 1 7/8ips
 Wow & Flutter: 0.13% at 7-1/2ips
Frequency response (playback): 50Hz to 18,000Hz ( 3dB at 7-1/2 ips)
Frequency response (playback):
50Hz to 15,000 Hz ( 3dB at 3-3/4 ips)
 Distortion (@ 1,000 Hz 0 VU): < 0.7% (7-1/2 ips)
Channel Cross-talk: 52 dB
Track Cross-talk: 65 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio: > 48dB
Erase Ratio: > 66 db
 Recording Bias Frequency: 100KHZ

 

This is a rare one in that it also does 'Quadraphonic / 4-Channel'. Face is made of beautiful, brushed Aluminum and is in great shape. With the exception of some normal, minor edge chips to the vinyl edge trim, the wood grain vinyl wrapped case is in good condition. Again, we have gone through it inside and out. The entire deck look, performs and sounds great! You won't be disappointed in this one.
All of our restored / refurbished reel to reel decks come with a 7", plastic take-up reel, a 'known good' 7" tape for initial testing of playback, and a 7" tape you can record onto, all to assist you in becoming familiar with the operation / function of your new reel to reel tape deck.
Measures 16" wide x 14.5" tall x 6.5" (from tip of back feet to tip of hubs) deep and weighs 43 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. (Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are usually available separately if you need them)
REALISTIC 494 STEREO / QUAD REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
 Cond. 8.5

SOLD 10/17/16
SHIPPING TO ARKANSAS


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

 

 

 


UPDATED LIST 10/13/16
Reel to Reel Decks
Coming Soon
(or at least as time allows):


Akai GX-4000DS MK II
Craig 212

PIONEER RT-1020L (Stereo / 4-Channel Quadraphonic)
 REALISTIC, STEREO / QUAD / 4-CHANNEL, 7.5" R2R
SONY TC-355
TEAC 32-2B
TEAC A-3300SX
TEAC A-4300
TEAC X-7R
TEAC X-1000R 'SILVER'
(we have about 160+ more decks in stock, but they WON'T all make it thru, and will take time)
 

 


 

   

NEW LISTING 10/6/16
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CRAIG
OPEN REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER
PORTABLE / TRANSISTOR
1/4" MONO TAPE DECK
CRAIG 212
#...3145

2-SPEED
2-TRACK / 1 CHANNEL
2-3" REEL CAPACITY

W/ BUILT IN AMP & SPEAKER
The "Mission Impossible" tape recorder model.
Circa 1969
for sale

SOLD 10/21/16
SHIPPING TO FLORIDA

  
We have completely gone through this unit. Both the Main Drive belt and reel table serpentine belt have been replaced for trouble-free service. Rubber pinch roller has been removed & reconditioned for positive grip. Importantly entire internal transport disassembled, cleaned of old grease & re-lubed where necessary. We also burnished the capstan, heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport. Also both hubs / reel tables have been disassembled, cleaned & re-lubed. Both spindles in perfect alignment and now spin freely. Volume control cleaned for cleaner performance. Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them and head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance. Plays and records well. Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition. Speed checked to 99.5% accuracy . We are including THE original CRAIG AC adaptor to power it, so no need to use with batteries. This unit was very clean and well cared for when we started on it. Cosmetically in near new condition! 
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 AC / DC powered transistorized mini-reel to reel tape deck (comes with correctly working AC power adaptor). If you have older tapes that you are interested in hearing or transferring to a different medium, such as CD ROM then here you go. This is one of the better quality "small reel / portables" we have restored. Most 'transistor' / miniature Reel decks were not much more than novelties / toys, but this is by Craig is an exception, and after restoration, works great! Most small tape decks have a lot of motor and other mechanical noise and are not speed constant due to style of transport and weaker battery powered motors, but not this one. It's perfectly quiet and sounds great!

This was the deck utilized for the original "Tape will self-destruct" intro to the 1960's TV show, "Mission Impossible"

  Features include:
  
  
- Dual tape speeds at 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms and 1 7/8 ips / 4.8 cms (via removable speed sleeve adaptor - included)
  - Plays up to 3" reels
 - ALC Automatic Level Control for input
  - Input level / Volume control
 - Single "T" function control
 - Built-in speaker
 - "Line Out" can be achieved via External Speaker jack (we will include an adaptor cable to connect to a mono or stereo audio input)
  

  Utilizes 6 C-cells, but we are including the AC power supply so no need for batteries. 
Again, deck has been gone through and all works great now
(Total technician time investment in refurb ~ 3.5 hours) Great for listening and / or transferring those "letters to home" from Viet Nam, or the tapes made by the kids and grandkids.
All of our restored / refurbished reel to reel decks come with a 7", plastic take-up reel, a 'known good' 7" tape for initial testing of playback, and a 7" tape you can record onto, all to assist you in becoming familiar with the operation / function of your new reel to reel tape deck.
Again, includes AC power adaptor, 'Line-Out' cable and a take-up reel. This one comes with it's original box and packing as well!!!
 Measures 10" wide x 8" deep x 3" thick and weighs ~ 5lbs.
 CRAIG 212 Mini-Reel to Reel
   Condition 8
.5+++
 $289.
SOLD 10/21/16
SHIPPING TO FLORIDA

 

 
 (Above text 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 10/7/16
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VINTAGE SONY 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL STEREO TAPE DECK
SONY TC-355 / TC355
 #...2133
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL STEREO OR 4-CHANNEL MONO
3-SPEED / 3 HEAD
5"
* - 7" REEL CAPACITY
"
WORLD AC POWER"
Circa 1967-70

SOLD 10/10/16
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 of "varnished" lubes, re-lubed and reassembled. Again, the entire transport assembly was painstakingly disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed as well as the always at issue, 'Pinch Roller swing arm' 'plunge' assembly

 All Drive and counter belts replaced for trouble-free service.

 All three internal drive tires / wheels reconditioned for positive grip

 Capstan burnished.

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

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

 Motor removed and cleaned.

AC power input selection corrected from 100V to 117V

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.

Auto-Stop mechanism tested for proper 'drop' time

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

Internal 'Bias', 'Record-Level' and 'Play Back Level' 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 on both Playback and Recording.

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

Floor noise tested to >60dB w/ fresh, blank tape on PB.

Plays and Records GREAT @ -2.5dB / 1kHz on Normal Bias tape.

Speed checked to 97.8% accuracy.

During 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 ~ 15.5 hours).
Cosmetically in fabulous condition!
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GREAT performing Sony TC-355 1/4" Open Reel stereo tape deck with 3-Speeds! 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. Great for burning your tapes to CD or Hard Drive or for a 'media transfer business'.

SONY TC-355 Features include:
    
- 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
- 5*" / 7" Reel Capacity (*compatible with standard 4-Track / 2-Channel tape format)
- 4-Track / 2-Channel Stereo operation, or 4-Track / 4-Channel 'MONO' operation (meaning it will also play tapes recorded in the early 1960's!)
- Separate L & R input level controls
- Auto-Stop
- Dual analog VU meters for monitoring Playback and Record levels
- "Sound-On-Sound" capable w/ independent L & R record engage switches
- Built-in Sony "Noise Suppression" circuit
- Dual front mounted 1/8" mic input jacks
- 1/4" Stereo Headphone jack
- Mechanical Tape counter
- Pause "Inst-Stop" lever
- RCA and DIN inputs and outputs
-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-355 Specifications as follows:
  
Power Requirements:
30 watts, АС 100 V, 110 V, 117 V, 125 V, 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 mechanically switched with single lever, with automatic switching for equalization changes       
Reels: 1/4" tape on 7 inches оr smaller
Recording Format: 4-track stereophonic оr monophonic
Frequency Response: 20-25,000 Hz @ 7 1/2ips.
                                   30-17,000 Hz @ 3 3/4 ips.
                                   30- 9,000 Hz @ 1 7/8 ips.
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 52 dB @ 7 1/2 ips.
Flutter and Wow: < 0.15% @ 7 1/2 ips.
                           < 0.25% @ 3 3/4 ips.
Harmonic Distortion: < 1.6% @ 7 1/2 ips.
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 1/8" Microphone Input Jacks w/ Sensitivity -72dВ (0.19mV) & Impedance 600Ω
Auxiliary Jacks w/ Sensitivity -22 dB (0.06 V) Impedance 560 kΩ
Outputs: Line Output Jacks w/ Output level 0dB (0.775 V) & suitable load impedance >100 kΩ.
Headphone Jack's Output level -28 dB (0.031 V) Impedance 8Ω
DIN Record /Playback Connector: Output level 0dB (0.775V) Impedance 10kΩ & Input sensitivity -40dВ (7.75mV) w/ Impedance 10 kΩ
Heads:  РР30-2902А, RP30-2902, EF18-2902H2
 
 
Again this is an great performer sonically and especially mechanically. This deck has had extensive restoration. It's pretty much had the clock rolled back 40 years on it. Looks great & Ready to go! Can be used standing vertically or laying on it's back horizontally. Comes with one pair of rubber reel retainers and a take-up reel. Includes a pdf download 'e-copy' of the Sony TC-355 owners manual and the service manual if the purchaser wishes. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 15.25" wide x 7" deep x 14" tall and weighs 24 lbs unpacked.
 (Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately depending on stock levels.) 

SONY TC-355 REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
Cond. 8.5

SOLD 10/10/16
SHIPPING TO CALIFORNIA

 

 

 
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AKAI
OPEN REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER
MODEL 4000DS-MKII
 1/4" 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
 STEREO
3-HEAD / 2-SPEEDS
AUTO-REVERSE
OPEN REEL TO REEL
TAPE DECK
#...
3792
Circa 197
7
SOLD 10/9/16
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.

  Transport 'cam dogs' on this series are the 'later' versions and resistant to deterioration (MUCH unlike most other Akai decks)

  Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was removed / disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled.

 pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed

 Capstans / flywheels removed, bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed

 Capstans burnished

 Internal drive wheels / tires removed, and resurfaced

  Main motor removed, inspected and cleaned

  Knurled drive pulley cleaned of old rubber residue

  Brand new 'Main' drive belt installed

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

 Pinch roller removed, resurfaced / reconditioned, and lubed prior to re-install

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

 Brake pads cleaned / reconditioned

 Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also.

 Back tension adjusted on both reel tables.



 All transport functions now test perfectly, following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 7" tapes

 Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

 Deck has been fully calibrated to factory manual specs, tested, and found to perform like new in all categories (see resulting record level listed below)

 Both spindles in perfect alignment, with no wobble or missing fins

 We also adjusted the reel table heights.

 Meter lamp replaced with new

 Heads cleaned and de-magnetized (as well as entire transport) and are in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them.

 Mic / Line control pots cleaned for static free performance

 BOTH Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test 'STL' tone tape and oscilloscope.

 We adjusted the VU meters following head alignment and internal circuit board PC pot adjustments

 Following PB & REC amp circuit board adjustments, deck Records at +/-0dB !!! on Normal Bias tape

 Speed tested to 99.3% accurate

 Floor noise measured at >-60dB following above procedures

 This Akai GX-4000D MK-II functions, plays, and records perfectly (and 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).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 10.5 hours).  
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Looks GREAT & is "Ready-to-go"! Will play / record stereo 1/4" tapes on reels 3, 5 & 7". This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. 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. This one made it through and all functions test great! Looks and sounds great too! Again, we have completely gone through it.

Akai GX-4000D MK-II Features include:

- 4-Track / 2-Channel
- One-Micron Gap Head
- 3*, 5*", & 7" Reel Capacity (*compatible with standard 4-Track / 2-Channel tape format)
- 3 Heads for instant monitoring of tape levels while recording (enables us to get the 'record head' alignment VERY exact with oscilliscope)
- Dual speeds at 7.5 ips / 19cms and 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms

- Separate & dual concentric mic and line level controls
- Source / Monitor selector (for instant monitoring of recording)
- Track Selector for Stereo / 2-Channel, or Mono / 4 Channels
- Independent L & R record enable switches for doing "sound-on-sound (S.O.S.)"
- Tape Type Selector
- Auto-Stop Function
- Mechanical 'Pause' Control

- Left & Right output level controls
- Dual Analog level meters
- Spring-Loaded Spindle Locks on Reel Tables
- 4-Digit Analog tape counter
- Dual front mounted 1/4" Microphone inputs
- Front mounted 1/4"
Headphone jack

Akai GX-4000D MK-II Specifications:

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=993, which is 0.07%!)
Wow & Flutter:  
<
0.12% RMS (7.5 ips)

<0.15% 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% at 1kHz & 0 VU
S/N:
>56 db @ 7.5 ips (6dB better than the MK-I !!!)
Input Levels:

Mic - >0.55 mv @ 30k Ohms
Line - >50 mv @ 200k Ohms
Output Levels: 0.775V utilizing a recorded level of '0' dB @ 250Hz

Record Bias Freq: 100khz +/- 5%
Fast Wind Times:
200 seconds using 1200 feet tape
Recording / Playback Times:
4 hrs stereo recording @ 7.5 IPS w/ 1200 ft. Tape

As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Plays and records perfectly
, AGAIN, records at 0dB down, yes, that's a ZERO!
Deck looks near new, works and sounds great!
These are great machines from Akai, and this is one of the 50% that have the 'later / improved' cam dogs that resist disintegration.

Includes a pdf / 'e-copy' download of the Akai GX-4000DS MK-II Owners manual and Brochure, and if desired, a copy of the Akai GX-4000DS MK-II Service manual. Measures 16" wide x 7.75" deep x 13.5" high and weighs 25 lbs unpacked. 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-4000DS MKII Reel to Reel Tape Deck
Cond. 8.5++

SOLD 10/9/16
SHIPPING TO CALIFORNIA


 
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TEAC REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
TEAC X-1000R-EE 'SILVER'
3-HEAD / 3-MOTOR
dbx - EE (Extended Efficiency)
AUTO-REVERSE
REEL TO REEL 
1/4" TAPE DECK
"
WORLD AC POWER"
for sale
SOLD 10/17/16
SHIPPING TO ARKANSAS

  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.
(in-fact we had both of our Senior Techs go thru it, one after the other, just to make sure we had 'all the "i's" dotted and all the "T's" crossed)

  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 disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled.

 pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed,

 PR mechanism solenoid mounts adjusted

 Capstans / flywheels removed, bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed

 Capstans burnished

   Rubber pinch rollers have been cleaned and re-conditioned

  Brand new MAIN drive belt installed

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

 Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also.

 Back tension adjusted on both reel motors.

 All three motors test perfectly. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 7" and 10.5" tapes

 Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

 We adjusted the VU meters mechanically and electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback levels for both directions independently and record levels.

 Deck has been fully calibrated to factory manual specs, tested, and found to perform like new in all categories

 Both spindles in perfect alignment.

 We also adjusted the reel table heights.

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

  BOTH direction Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

 Both internal speed pots adjusted to 100% accuracy on either speed independently (with pitch control zero'd) (meaning that our 'verified' 1000Hz test tape now plays back at 1000Hz).

 Records at +/-0dB on High Bias Chrome tape at 1kHz.

 This Teac X-1000R-EE functions, plays, and records perfectly (and 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).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 18 hours).

Face is made of beautiful brushed aluminum and case is in great condition. Deck looks NEW and works great! 

This is one of my personal favorites! The TEAC X-1000R Stereo Reel to Reel tape deck. Ready to GO! This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. 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. This one made it through with flying colors.

The deck tests great! Looks and sounds great too! We have completely gone through it. Will play 3", 5", 7" & 10.5" reels (10.5" reels require optional NAB hub adaptors that we generally have available at their additional cost).

TEAC X-1000R-EE Features include:

- 3 Heads for instant monitoring of tape levels while recording
- 3 Motors for trouble free performance (has a lot to do with it still being a viable piece of gear due to less rubber parts)
- EE (Extra Efficiency) recording capability
- dbx PROFESSIONAL noise reduction
- Tri-mode Auto-Reverse
- Dual Capstan Drive
- IC logic tape transport for "Touch" control
- De-featable +- Pitch control
- Dual front mounted 1/4" Microphone inputs
- Digital tape counter for "real time" or inches and also with Program, CUE, Repeat, STC & STZ features 
- Timer Play
- Auto-Spacer for record mode
- 12-Pin optional wired remote port on rear panel (remote not included)
- 5-pin DIN "Dupli Sync" port on rear for "daisy chaining" units together

- Dual speeds at 7.5 ips / 19cms and 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
- Separate dual mic and line level controls
- Dual 1/4" front mounted mic inputs
- Source / Monitor selector
- Output level control
- Dual analog VU level meters
- Dual position tape type selector- Sound on Sound function
- Spring loaded tape hub spindles (no need for rubber reel retainers)
- Tape lifter lever for momentary monitoring during fast wind
- Reel size selector

- True
WORLD AC POWER" as it will work on both 50 or 60 Hz AC and voltages from 110-240 volts AC



As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning heads and all else, lubing, adjusting, reconditioning pinch rollers and other rubber parts, demagnetizing heads and entire transport and testing everything. Tape speed in both Hi and Lo speed positions have been 'internally' adjusted to 100%, "Dead-On" accuracy using a 1000 Hz test tape for the pitch control in it's 'centered' position. Plays and records Exceptionally well (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed CD material and CD test tones looking for correct head Azimuth, tape speed accuracy and making test recordings). Pinch rollers and heads all in GREAT condition!!! Face is made of beautiful, black anodized, brushed Aluminum and looks very nice. Very clean and looks near new. Unit looks GREAT! 

TEAC X-1000R-EE Specs from the owners manual as follows:

Head / Head-stack Format: 6 heads (Forward Erase, Forward Record, Forward Playback, Reverse Erase, Reverse Record & Reverse Playback)
4 track, 2 channel Stereo / Mono
Motors: FG Servo DC Capstan Motor & 2 DC slot-less Reel Motors
Wow and Flutter: 0.03% @ 7.5 ips & 0.04% @ 3.75 ips
Frequency Response: 30-34,000 Hz, +- 3 dB @ 7.3 ips
40-22,000 Hz, +- 3 dB @ 3.75 ips
S/N ratio: 65 dB w/ DBX out
100 dB w/ DBX In
Dynamic Range: 115 Db with DBX in
THD: 0.8% @ 1kHz
Stereo Channel Separation: 50 dB @ 1k
Fast Wind Time: ~ 100 secs. for 1800'
Output level (line): 0.45 V with a load impedance of = / > 10K ohms
Headphones level out: 100 mW max using 8 ohm cans

Measures 17 1/8" wide x 17.5" tall x 10.75" (from tip of back feet-tip of hubs) deep and weighs 44 lbs unpacked. Comes with an 'e-copy' / pdf download of the TEAC X-1000R-EE owners / operations manual. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. This one also comes with it's original box (serial number matches unit) and Styrofoam packing!!!
TEAC X-1000R-EE 'Silver'
Cond.
9
SOLD 10/17/16
SHIPPING TO ARKANSAS


(Reels and NAB hubs shown in photos are not included, but we sometimes / occasionally have them for sale. Inquire at time of order.)

 
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PIONEER OPEN REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER
 1/4" STEREO TAPE DECK
PIONEER RT-909 / RT909 REEL TAPE DECK
#...2430
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
  2-SPEED / 3 HEAD
AUTO-REVERSE

 5*" / 7*" / 10.5" REEL CAPACITY
  Circa 1979-84
MIJ

SOLD 1/19/16
SHIPPED 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.

 pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed,

 PR mechanism solenoid mounts adjusted

 Capstans / flywheels removed, bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed

 Capstans burnished

   Rubber pinch rollers have been replaced with FRESH units

  Brand new drive belt installed,

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

 Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also.

 Back tension adjusted on both reel motors.

 All three motors test perfectly. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 7" and 10.5" tapes

 Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

 We adjusted the 'Blue Fluorescent' VU meters electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback levels for both directions independently and record levels.

 Deck has been fully calibrated to factory manual specs, tested, and found to perform like new in all categories.

 Both spindles in perfect alignment.

 We also adjusted the reel table heights.

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

  BOTH direction Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

 Both internal speed pots adjusted to 100% accuracy on either speed independently (with pitch control zero'd) (meaning that our 'verified' 1000Hz test tape now plays back at 1000Hz).

 Records at +/-0dB on High Bias Chrome tape.

 This Pioneer RT-909 functions, plays, and records perfectly (and 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).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 12 hours).

Face is made of beautiful brushed aluminum and is in great condition and has never been rack mounted. Deck looks and works great! 
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Looks GREAT & is "Ready-to-go"! The very sought after Pioneer RT-909 Stereo Reel to Reel tape deck. Will play / record stereo 1/4" tapes on reels 5, 7 & 10.5". This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. 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. This one made it through and all functions test great! Looks and sounds great too! Again, we have completely gone through it. It has been a few years since the last Pioneer RT-909 made it to the page (the second to last one went in my personal rack).

Pioneer RT-909 Features include:

- 4-Track / 2-Channel
- 5*" / 7*" / 10.5" Reel Capacity (*compatible with standard 4-Track / 2-Channel tape format)
- 3 Heads for instant monitoring of tape levels while recording
- Three Motors for trouble free performance (has a lot to do with it still being a viable piece of gear due to less rubber parts)
- Variable pitch control
- Auto-Reverse (when using tape with "auto-reverse" sensing foil) (Forward Recording, with forward & reverse playback)
- Dual speeds at 7.5 ips / 19cms and 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
- 'IC Logic' / Solenoid Drive Touch Transport control and 'Power Brake' tape handling
- Manual Reverse switches for changing direction with out flipping reels over 
- Independent Tape 'Bias' and 'Equalization' settings
- Repeat function
- Separate & dual concentric mic and line level controls
- Source / Monitor selector (for instant monitoring of recording)
- Independent L & R record enable switches for doing "sound-on-sound"
- Pitch Control (Playback)
- Left & Right output level controls
- Dual "Blue", Fluorescent level meters
- 4-Digit, "Blue", Fluorescent tape counter
- 'Timer' Play / Record function
- Dual front mounted 1/4" Microphone inputs
- Variable output level controls for each channel 


Pioneer RT-909 Specifications:

Heads: 4 (record, erase, fwd-play, rev-play)
1 Hard 'Permalloy' Recording Head 
1 Ferrite Erase Head 
1 Hard 'Permalloy' forward Playback Head 
1 Hard 'Permalloy' reverse Playback Head

Motors: Capstan drive motor; 1 (FG servo DC motor)
Reel base drive motors; 2 (6-pole inner rotor special induction type)
Tape Speed:
19cm/s (7-1/2ips), 9.5cm/s (3-3/4ips) 0.5%
Wow and flutter:
< 0.04% WRMS (19cm/s)
< 0.08% WRMS (9.5cm/s)
Signal to noise ratio: >60dB
THD:
<1% @ 19cms
Frequency response:
@ 19cm/s  20Hz to 30,000Hz (20Hz to 28,000Hz 3dB)
@ 9.5cm/s  20Hz to 20,000Hz (20Hz to 18,000Hz 3dB)
Crosstalk:
>50dB
Channel separation:
>50dB
Erasing coefficient:
>60dB
Recording bias Frequency:
125kHz
Pitch-control:
+/- 6%
2 VU-meters:
dB (-30 to +8)
Input Sensitivity (Minimum / Maximum allowable level / impedance):
Mic x 2; 0.316mV /100mV /27kΩ, 1/4" / 6mm diam. jacks
(suitable microphone, 250Ω to 10kΩ)
Line; 50mV / 25V / 50kΩ
Output Level Reference / Maximum:
Line; 900mV / 50kΩ
Headphones; 50mV / 8Ω, 1/4" / 6mm diam. jack
Fast Wind Time w/ 720m Tape & 10.5" reel:
Less than 120 sec.


As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Plays and records perfectly, AGAIN, records at 0dB down, yes, that's a ZERO! Both original feet / skids intact and perfect (these are commonly broken / missing)

Thick & solid brushed aluminum face plate in excellent condition and has never been 'racked' so no rack screw rack rash / marks! Case also in great condition.

These are great machines. I have had one myself for a few years. It's a blast to put on a BIG 10.5" reel with Pink Floyds, "Dark Side of the Moon". Even though it was designed for the consumer market, many were and are in use in schools, universities, libraries, clubs, etc. I worked at a Sheraton Inn in the late 70's and early 80's, and we had two in the DJ booth, that supplied foreground music from about 11AM till the DJ showed up at about 9PM, 7 days a week!

Includes a pdf / 'e-copy' download of the Pioneer RT-909 Owners manual, and if desired, a copy of the Pioneer RT-909 Service manual. Measures 19" wide x 11.5" deep x 13.5" high and weighs 46 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty.

(NAB Hubs, Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately depending on stock levels. Also unit does not have the 'voltage selector' shown in photos)

PIONEER RT-909 Reel to Reel Tape Deck
Cond. 8.5+++
SOLD 1/19/16
SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA

(C) R.R.

WITH A PAIR OF NAB HUBS (TEAC) AND ONE 10.5" METAL PIONEER TAKE-UP REEL!!!

 
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 SONY1/4"
 OPEN REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER
  1/4" MONO TAPE DECK
 "TAPECORDER"
 TC-105
 #...4247
 3-SPEED
 4-TRACK / 4 CHANNEL
  3" - 7" REEL CAPACITY
W/ BUILT IN AMP & SPEAKER
  Circa 1970-77
MIJ

  
for sale
SOLD 5/16/16
SHIPPED TO FLORIDA
 
  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit. Both Main Drive belt and Counter belt have been reconditioned for trouble-free service. Rubber pinch roller has been reconditioned, as well as all internal drive tires / wheels for positive grip. Importantly entire internal transport disassembled, cleaned of old grease & re-lubed. We also burnished the capstan, heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport. Always at issue on these machines is the Pinch Roller swing arm assembly that has been completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed. Also hub brakes have been cleaned, re-lubed, and adjusted on fast wind modes also. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 'loaded' 7" tapes. Motor has been re-lubed as well. All internal pots and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function. Both spindles in perfect alignment. Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them and head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance. Plays perfectly and records great. Speed checked to 100% accuracy  (meaning that our 'verified' 1000Hz test tape now plays back at 1000Hz). Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition!!! (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 16 hours). This unit was very clean and well cared for when we started on it. Cosmetically in near new condition! 
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Very simple Sony Reel to Reel Play / Record tape deck. Nothing fancy. While it will play both channels of a stereo tape, the signal out is blended. The deck can be a "stand alone" unit  as it has a built in amplifier and speaker, or can be connected to a CD burner / sound system. It is designed to be used horizontally. Great "industrial / school / institutional series deck. Perfect for those early / old reel tapes that were recorded in mono or the tapes recorded utilizing all 4 separate tracks to conserve tape.
New Info / Notes: While the manual doesn't mention it, we have played 'mono / 2 sided' tapes back on these machines. As the deck only plays 'half' of the sides material at once, your S/N ratio would not be as good (meaning you might have a bit of extra 'hiss' with the sound), but we tested with some old recordings and were not able to hear much of a difference / issue (while playing 'mono / half track' tapes, you monitor the 'forward' playing track by manipulating the 'Exchange' switch. You will either hear the 'intended' track playing forward, or the other side playing backward. Simply turn the tape over to hear the 'B' side going the correct direction.
As far as playing 'stereo' or more modern (post about '67 or so) tapes, that were recorded on a 4-track / 2-channel deck, playback results will depend on how the tape was recorded. If it was recorded in 'stereo' with a 'hard left and right' pan, you may only get part of the recording at a time; ie; mostly vocals by themselves or mostly instruments by themselves, as in the case of some Beatles recordings or some Canned Heat recordings. If the music was recorded panned more to the center or more 'mono', then it will likely be sufficient.

  
Sony TC-105 Features include:

   
   
- Triple tape speeds at 7.5 ips / 19cms, 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms and 1 7/8 ips / 4.8 cms
   - Mono Playback & recording
   - Individual track recording / playback capability
 - Built-In mono amplifier and speaker
  - Auto and Manual record level controls
  - Tone control for built-in amp / speakers
   - Side mounted 1/8" jacks for Headphone / Monitor, Microphone, Aux In and Ext Speaker.
   - "Monitor" jack can be also used for connection to a CD burner / sound system
   - Will play 5" & 7" reels.
   - Solid State electronics.

Original SONY TC-105 Specifications as follows:
  
Power Requirements: 45 watts, АС 117 V / 60 Hz
Tape Speed: 7.5 ips / 19cms, 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms and extra long 1 7/8 ips / 4.75 cms
Reels: 1/4" tape on 7 inches оr smaller

Recording Format: 4-track / Single-Channel monophonic

Frequency Response:
40-18,000 Hz @ 7 1/2ips.
40-13,000 Hz @ 3 3/4 ips.
50-6,000 Hz @ 1 7/8 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.

Flutter and Wow: < 0.12% @ 7 1/2 ips.
                           < 0.15% @ 3 3/4 ips.
                          < 0.2% @ 1 7/8 ips.

Level Indication: Analog VU Meter

Recording Time: With 1,800' tape (4-track mono)
@
7 1/2 ips 45 min per track or 3 hrs total
@ 3.75ips
1.5 hrs per track or  /  6 hours total
@ 1 7/8 ips. 3 hr. / track or 12 hrs total

Inputs / Jacks / Connectors:
1/8" Microphone Input Jack w/
 for Low Imp mic (600 Ohms) -77dB (0.11 mV)
1/8"
Auxiliary Jack for 'High Imp' mic (100k Ohms) -27dB (34 mV)
1/8" Speaker Output Jack. 8 Ohms, 11.2dB (2.83V Max)
1/8" Monitor / Earphone / Headphone Jack 10k Ohms, 13 dB (3.46V Max)

Speaker size: 4" x 6"
Built-in amp power: 4 Watts
   
   As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Plays and if you so desire, records well. Deck is designed to be used only lying on it's back (horizontally).  Measures 14" deep x 15" wide x 6" tall and weighs 21 lbs unpacked. Comes with original Sony lid. Includes e-copy / pdf download of the Sony TC-105 Owners / Users Manual, and the Sony TC-105 service manual if purchaser desires. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty.
   SONY TC-105A
   Condition 8.5

SOLD 5/16/16
SHIPPED TO FLORIDA

 (Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately depending on stock levels.) 


 
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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.
...Just throw'in it out there.

 


 


 


 

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