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Nobody's mentioned pitch control, by the way..the Technics 1500 has it, as well

as adjustable positioning of the heads for better alignment, often necessary on

quarter-track tapes.

dl

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> I picked up an Otari 5050 for very little, it has both 1/4 & 1/2 track heads
>
> Someday I'll search ebay for a remote control
>
> Joe Salerno
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "RA Friedman" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 8:06 AM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Reel-to-reel tape recorder for auditioning archival
> tapes.
>
> > 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
> configuration.
> >
> > 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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