> It’s my understanding that Otari MTR-10/12 decks can be made to run at
> 3-3/4” by moving some jumpers. I haven’t done this yet, but I plan to
> at some point.
> The Technics RS-1500 decks will do 3-3/4 and they have a switch able
> headstack that will play/rec half track tapes and play only 1/4"
> trackconsumer type tapes.
> These are great decks, they have an Iso-loop tape transport system and
> there very reliable. Not the easiest to use or setup however.
> Akai made one machine that would hold 10” reels and would play at
> 1-7/8” these are very hard to find.
> Im not sure the Sony APR-5003 decks will do 3-3/4” but I would imagine
> they would, some studer decks will, and most Sony consumer types will.
> Dave Meyers
> Overkill audio inc.
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> In a message dated 1/17/2003 2:02:37 PM Pacific Standard Time,
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> Has anyone tried to buy a good reel to reel recorder with 3 3/4 ips speed?
> They are practically non existent. It is more of a service than a
> sales advertisement. I say keep 'em coming.
> I say-- keep them coming as well. I always learn more from others
> trying to work with equipment that I either need or already have in my
> shop. I am currently transferring sound using a professional 1 inch
> video recorder that was sold by Sony 23 years ago. The sound quality
> is fantastic. Sharing ideas about machines, whether for sale are not,
> is useful
The Teac line had a series of decks that would play and record at 3
3/4IPS from 7" reels (i.e., models 2340R, A-2300SD, A-2300S, A-4300) and
additonal decks with 10 1/2" reel capabiltiy (models A-3300S, A-6300,
A-7300). These all had 1/4 track 2 channel heads. I'm sure there were
other models that they produced that would fill the bill, too, and
perhaps eBay and Half.com would be possible resources.
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