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Thread: Help please..with new R2R tape purchase

  1. #11
    Join Date: Jan 2013

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    I'm Ken.

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    I know little about the different tape types, but Studio Spares do SM900 and SM911 from 1/4" to 2" on NAB Spools, if that helps.

    EDIT: Link here https://www.studiospares.com/Accesso...ape_119100.htm
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    Ken

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    DIY Technics/ProJect based Turntable + Terminator linear tracker + Ortofon MC20 Supreme / Pro-Ject Phono box & Pre Box RS / KMTech Active X-Over / Nakamichi AVP1 Power / DIY Sealed Three Way Speakers / Stello CDT100 Transport / DAC Magic.

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    Some of my recordings with a mixture of tape from RMGI, Maxell RTM and ATR

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMV...EcIHRrw/videos

    Alan
    Turntable - Garrard 401/Jelco 750L/Ortofon Kontrapunkt B, Pioneer PLC 590, SME 3009/2 , Denon DL103R - DIY Paradise Phono stage - Reel 2 Reel Studer A810, Otari MX55,Tascam BR20 - Digital HTPC / Young Dac - Preamp - DIY B4, 821, Power Amp's DIY Voyager Mono Block, Speakers Tannoy precision 6.4 / Wilmslow Kit Volt BM220.8 / Scanspeak D2905/9500

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    Some nice sound bites Alan, on some very nice machines.
    I remember back in my collage days, lusting after one of those Technics RtoR in a shop window on the Headrow (Leeds).
    That and a Technics Elcassette, plus some nice Quad amps, made up the display.
    The fact I can still remember the moment says it all about the impression it made.
    Ken

    http://www.jkwynn.co.uk/
    DIY Technics/ProJect based Turntable + Terminator linear tracker + Ortofon MC20 Supreme / Pro-Ject Phono box & Pre Box RS / KMTech Active X-Over / Nakamichi AVP1 Power / DIY Sealed Three Way Speakers / Stello CDT100 Transport / DAC Magic.

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    Ken
    Yes the Technics RS1500 is a very impressive machine with a unique tape path and switchable 2 and 4 track play back.
    when I bought it I did a couple of minor repairs but I haven't used it much since as I know it really needs a recap of all electrolytic's, still sounds great as it is though.
    Alan
    Turntable - Garrard 401/Jelco 750L/Ortofon Kontrapunkt B, Pioneer PLC 590, SME 3009/2 , Denon DL103R - DIY Paradise Phono stage - Reel 2 Reel Studer A810, Otari MX55,Tascam BR20 - Digital HTPC / Young Dac - Preamp - DIY B4, 821, Power Amp's DIY Voyager Mono Block, Speakers Tannoy precision 6.4 / Wilmslow Kit Volt BM220.8 / Scanspeak D2905/9500

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    Hi Alan ,is it possible to obtain Rtm Lpr90 tape Nab reel , as opposed to pancake , in less than quantities of 10 from anyone you know....?.......cheers Dee
    System... Thorens TD160 Super in Marble plinth.. SME 3009 S2 improved with detachable head ,Van Den Hul hybrid interconnect and rewired by
    J7 at Audio Origami with Vdh silver wire
    and Denon dl110 Mc cartridge.
    Yamaha Cr2020 receiver overhauled and upgraded by Select 45rpm.
    Musical fidelity E60 CD player with Audio Alchemy DAC in the Box....
    Teac X1000R. Reel 2 Reel....
    Pioneer ct F950 cassette deck
    Tannoy Cheviot speakers ( cones and surround replaced by Lockwood)

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    Yes you can buy Alloy nab hub, plastic nab hub or pancake priced individually
    I have bought most of mine from thomann
    https://www.thomann.de/gb/recording_tape.html

    Tapecity is supposed to be cheaper but they are often out of stock

    I buy Pancakes as they are cheaper and I buy blank reels from here
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QUANTEGY-4...-/281935717086
    These reels are excellent and like new and run very true, if you buy 10 you ask the seller for a deal
    Most of the RMGI alloy reels I got were really poor IMO so thats why I started doing it this way

    Alan
    Turntable - Garrard 401/Jelco 750L/Ortofon Kontrapunkt B, Pioneer PLC 590, SME 3009/2 , Denon DL103R - DIY Paradise Phono stage - Reel 2 Reel Studer A810, Otari MX55,Tascam BR20 - Digital HTPC / Young Dac - Preamp - DIY B4, 821, Power Amp's DIY Voyager Mono Block, Speakers Tannoy precision 6.4 / Wilmslow Kit Volt BM220.8 / Scanspeak D2905/9500

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    I'm Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 337alant View Post
    Tapecity is supposed to be cheaper but they are often out of stock

    Alan
    Tapecity are cheaper and yes they do get stock problems.
    Turntable : Project 2 Xperience Tone Arm & Cartridge : Project 9c Ortofon 2M Blue Phono Stage : Arkless 640P Digital Source :Primare CD21 Integrated Amp : Primare I30 Speakers : ProAc 110 Headphones : Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro

    Revox A77 MK IV 2 track 15 & 7 1/2 IPS
    TEAC A-3300SX 4 track 7 1/2 & 3 3/4 IPS
    Akai 4000DS MkII

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    Join Date: Jun 2017

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    I'm Dee.

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    Can anybody confirm that nab pancakes are a universal fitting and that there are no size anomalies..
    it was suggested to me by a retailer that buying tape in pancake form would not work on my
    Teac x1000R.... I have my doubts because he only advised of this when I asked for RTM LPR90 in pancake nab form and he didn't have any in stock....
    System... Thorens TD160 Super in Marble plinth.. SME 3009 S2 improved with detachable head ,Van Den Hul hybrid interconnect and rewired by
    J7 at Audio Origami with Vdh silver wire
    and Denon dl110 Mc cartridge.
    Yamaha Cr2020 receiver overhauled and upgraded by Select 45rpm.
    Musical fidelity E60 CD player with Audio Alchemy DAC in the Box....
    Teac X1000R. Reel 2 Reel....
    Pioneer ct F950 cassette deck
    Tannoy Cheviot speakers ( cones and surround replaced by Lockwood)

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    To be honest, I have never encountered any size differences in NAB Hubs and I have personally purchased many Pancake Type tapes from different sources. (Including RTM LPR90 Tape)

    I believe that NAB Hubs are a universal size. Additionally, I have about 10/12 spare hubs and they are all identical in size.

    Peter


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  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dee View Post
    Can anybody confirm that nab pancakes are a universal fitting and that there are no size anomalies..
    it was suggested to me by a retailer that buying tape in pancake form would not work on my
    Teac x1000R.... I have my doubts because he only advised of this when I asked for RTM LPR90 in pancake nab form and he didn't have any in stock....
    He probably thinks you are going to use the pancakes as they are which on some machines you can by having the machine angled back or laying flat
    and using metal plates instead of reels ( not sure I would want to do this with the machine upright ).

    If you are going to insert the pancake into a reel by undoing the three screws then you will have no problem with any size issues.
    Turntable : Project 2 Xperience Tone Arm & Cartridge : Project 9c Ortofon 2M Blue Phono Stage : Arkless 640P Digital Source :Primare CD21 Integrated Amp : Primare I30 Speakers : ProAc 110 Headphones : Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro

    Revox A77 MK IV 2 track 15 & 7 1/2 IPS
    TEAC A-3300SX 4 track 7 1/2 & 3 3/4 IPS
    Akai 4000DS MkII

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