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Audio101 wrote:

> 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.

Rod Stephens
Family Theater Productions