General tape / cassette talk here.

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By maxlevel
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Mateo Sanboval wrote:
maxlevel wrote:I’ve always loved Endtroducing for this reason

One of the greatest albums of our lifetime.


Try getting it on tape! Hahah no chance gringo
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By Mateo Sanboval
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maxlevel wrote:
Mateo Sanboval wrote:
maxlevel wrote:I’ve always loved Endtroducing for this reason

One of the greatest albums of our lifetime.


Try getting it on tape! Hahah no chance gringo

I honestly never tried. I love having it on LP. Seen Shadow a handful of times and it's always a bit of a revelation to see him mixing on the fly. He's a true wizard.
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By maxlevel
#111292 Been having an adventure in the last few weeks! In the post this morning, Panasonic rx-sa79 for £15. Arrived just now, looks in fantastic condition.

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I’ve had a run of bargain finds. 2x wm-2 for £15, 2 Panasonic for £15 and 2 basic wm-dd for £30 each. Im not happy with the DD, I should have held my powder... I was so annoyed I went for a Japanese dd100 boodokhan. Which I’m too scared to touch.

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By maxlevel
#111307 @inksby that Panasonic pictured just went in the bin. I pulled it apart in a rage, still couldn’t find what the issue was and snapped the ribbon for the playback head. Such a shame, but I can’t stand having shit that dosnt work or can’t be fixed. It’s just taking up room on this planet, it should be melted down and made into something useful.
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By Bezulsqy
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maxlevel wrote:Holy shit. New levels of awesomeness - ray samuels Tomahawk mini headphone amp

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Love you placed them on your Waxwork sub notepad....
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By maxlevel
#111733 @bez Someone at work told me all my photos were shit, so I’ve been trying to think about them a bit more, use more colours and ideas

This arrived this morning: Image

It sounds pretty great for a non Dolby unit, it drives my headphones nicely but it’s a bit hissy as a consequence.
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By maxlevel
#111888 Bought two aiwa PX this week! Pics to follow

Edit: pair of aiwas. One is totally fucked, the other is quiet in one ear... mystery

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By inksb
#113611 I found this in storage at work today. It was covered in thick layer of dust. I cleaned up the outside. I'll clean the heads tomorrow and test it out to see if the tape deck still works. Surprisingly it had batteries in it and it turned on. It'd be kind of neat to have a tape deck at work.

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By inksb
#113767 I'll find out today. I brought in a few "junk" tapes and some alcohol to clean the heads. I'll keep you updated :)
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By inksb
#113769 It works just fine. I don't think a single tape has ever been played on this thing. The head was crystal clear, no gunk or build up on the roller. This seems to have been used just for the radio. Sound quality isn't great, it's low end is muffled and the highs are thin but hey I have a working tape deck at work if I feel like bringing in something to listen to.

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By maxlevel
#115021 Message for @scojo about dirt cheap muktitracks - this one is £15 if you make an offer. It looks like the play heads have the same tension issue as my one. Take the front off, turn the flywheel with a cotton swap and the heads will reset. If the belts are actually gone then that might cost £25 for a pack. Then, power wise the polarity is negative at the power socket and this isn’t obvious but are freely available from wherever. My one has a switch to change it.

Then clean and replace front. It’s like 6 screws. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3129724211