I picked up an Otari 5050 for very little, it has both 1/4 & 1/2 track heads
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From: "RA Friedman" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 8:06 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Reel-to-reel tape recorder for auditioning archival
> A few hundred dollars has become available to purchase a ree-to-reel tape
deck so that we can audition what I believe are mostly 1/2 track and
possibly 1/4 track stereo reels playing at
> 3 3/4 or 7 1/2 ips. It's conceivable there are some 15 ips, but most
likely not. I'm assuming we will need two decks, one for each head
> Any recommendations as far as units, dealers, re-builds, etc? We are not
planning on using the deck for transfers, but we'd like something that will
have a long useful life and won't be a huge maintenance headache.
> With any luck, transfers will be done by an outside specialist. We need a
unit that can give us some indication of what's on the tapes and will have
minimal impact. Luckily the tapes have been stored under cool, dry
conditions and none appears to have sticky-shed or surface/support breakdown
even though some are acetate rather than polyester.
> RA Friedman
> Assistant Project Archivist
> Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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