I also remember never going near these duplication operations without full
sets of heads, guides, pinch rollers, and a BUNCH of additional mechanical
items. The whole process took 2-4 days at least, depending on how many hours
/ week were put on the machines and how many there were.. Bias settings
were painful in particular.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] DATs DELETED but not LPs/ hi speed cc duplication
Any nostalgia freaks interested in the Otari in-cassette duper I have
leftover is storage? It runs and the meters move but nothing gets recorded
on the two copies... Free to a good home (plus shipping)!
This was the best in-cassette duplicator as it ran 8x insead of 16x or
On Jan 13, 2011, at 10:09 PM, Dan Nelson wrote:
You would be amazed at the number of Telex 300 Cassette duplicators banging
out the cheap n dirty CC's.
They used in cassette duplication at 15/30 ips and could duplicate from
cassette or 1/4 inch reel masters, 2 or 4 tracks at same pass.
One company i service had 30 slaves running 16hrs/6 days week.
I would buy heads 100 at a time from Nortronics... complete replacement
every couple of months with all the associated allignment, bias and drive
adjustments was a 2 day pain in the toosh.
I for one am glad this era is over, but at the time the money was good.