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struth
01-03-2016, 23:21
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AKAI-Reel-to-Reel-/151997882183?hash=item2363c79f47:g:9GAAAOSwPc9W0sA W

not seen this quad one before. looks cool


http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/9GAAAOSwPc9W0sAW/$_57.JPG

Audio Al
02-03-2016, 06:26
Grant , yes its a nice looking player looks in good condition externally , No photos of the heads , Should be worth a go at 50 for someone wanting a cheep R2R :)

struth
05-03-2016, 20:32
Decided to clean up my Akai and try it again. needs something done re on off switch witch has a habit of stopping in the on position. Dunno if I an find another to swap out. Otherwise is seems to be working well.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160305/a53a019699753f197b3c33cb32623925.jpg

337alant
06-03-2016, 06:28
Grant
If you mean the motor keeps running in the off position it could be that the switch just wants cleaning.
There is normally a micro switch in the right tension arm that switches the capstan motor on / off, this auto stops the motor if you come to the end of the tape
Test it with no tape on just by lifting the arm up and down
use a meter across each switch to see if functions correctly

Alan

struth
07-03-2016, 18:16
Grant
If you mean the motor keeps running in the off position it could be that the switch just wants cleaning.
There is normally a micro switch in the right tension arm that switches the capstan motor on / off, this auto stops the motor if you come to the end of the tape
Test it with no tape on just by lifting the arm up and down
use a meter across each switch to see if functions correctly

Alan


hi Alan. no, its the on off switch at bottom right. it doesnt switch the unit off...it works on occasion but not very often. toggle switch. i just switch it off at plug. seems to be working bar that, which is good considering how long its been lying idle. The pause bar is sticky too.. maybe needs some greese