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14-08-2016, 19:08
My latest buy a nice TEAC X1000 :eyebrows:
Not sure if these are any good?, this was a bit of an impulse buy as it was going for a good price ;)



16-08-2016, 08:11
A nice domestic showpiece Alan but does not even begin to even slightly compare with your Studer. Construction for a domestic unit is ok but rather challenged on a professional level as you will see when you remove the back.

In their day (the early to mid 1980's) they cost around 900 which was a kings ransom back then however compared to professional mecahines they were extremely cheap.

I hankered after one of these in my younger years but encountered my first Studer A80 at the age of 16 and was thereafter hooked on pro machines. I bought my first A80 in 1991 for 400 but it took me nearly 30 years to aquire the machine I really wanted at the time which was an A820.

These are a complete nightmare to work on but again quite good when in working order.

16-08-2016, 16:26
Hi stewart,
Ill see how it turns out whan I get time to pick it up ?, hopefully its in good working order and I can just calibrate it and move it on I think
I have a Teac 32.2B and expect is just another version of that ?

As you say its certainly no rival for my A810 but it was never meant to be that :)
I also would like to own a Studer A820 but at the going rates these days thats not likely and I havent got 30 years left :D


18-09-2016, 22:19
Well I finally got time to pick this R2R up and was surprised to find it in mint condition and fully working, wow result will post some picks tomorrow and do some recording on it to see how it sounds ?

Audio Al
18-09-2016, 22:40
Does look a lovely machine Alan and its good to here it was as described ( Mint ) , nice find and well worth that money :)

19-09-2016, 21:56
Got it home and cleaned up the tape guides there was no magnetism in the heads so I didnt demag, put a tape on it and it sounds good :)
Its only 3.75" & 7.5" so no high speed its also compatible with EE tape which is a fist for me and I have a new (NOS) Maxell XL11 EE tape

Everything works very well and the dual capstan runs smooth and no tape instability, Tape heads also look good
I do note that the right channel is low on output compraed to the left channel so I will have a look at why tomorrow

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Ali Tait
20-09-2016, 08:30
Looks in good nick Alan.