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Outlook > Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2013 07:20:40 -0400> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Need helping identifying a reel to reel deck> To: [log in to unmask]> > What kind of an email program is Roger using?> > Donald Clarke> > On Jul 3, 2013, at 6:27 PM, Roger Kulp wrote:> > I belong to a couple of online groups for enthusiasts of console radio/phonos.We are out there.The better ones have tracking forces well under 4 grams,not record grinders at all.http://midimagic.sgc-hosting.com/collaro.htmhttp://midimagic.sgc-hosting.com/changerx.htmThere isn't a one of us who would own a BSR.They are universally considered cheap junk,associated with bottom of the barrel console brands like Lloyds.BIC is another such brand.Roger > Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 16:30:01 -0400> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Need helping identifying a reel to reel deck> To: [log in to unmask]> > Ditto. Had a BSR in'72. Had a Lafayette amp - soldered it myself. Had Criterion 100B loudspeakers. Actually, one to start with, then another one the next Christmas. Still had them up to a couple years ago. They were absolutely dreadful.> > -----Original Message-----> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine> Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 3:42 PM> To: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Need helping identifying a reel to reel deck> > Hey -- Lafayette -- my first "stereo system" was from there. 10th birthday present. A little transistor amp, a BSR record-wrecker with a ceramic cartridge and two little particle-board with wood veneer speakers. This is the system on which I discovered the Beatles and Beethoven.> > -- Tom Fine> > ----- Original Message -----> From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>> To: <[log in to unmask]>> Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 2:44 PM> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Need helping identifying a reel to reel deck> > > > My set of Lafayette catalogs and flyers (complete 1957-end, with a few> > from the late 30s to early 50s) are in my warehouse so I am glad Richard> > found these ads.  Especially glad since it is great to find a suburban> > NYC paper on-line.  I've needed access to ads like this for my research!> > Like Richard I was a regular at Lafayette, but at the Route 17 Paramus> > NJ store.  I'd fill out a blank for parts I needed and turn it in to the> > counter and they NEVER had all of what I needed and I had to do a mail> > order anyway!  My first ten reels of tape are Lafayette brand, bought in> > the Paramus store in Jan 1960 and STILL in fine playable condition.> > 1-1/2 mil acetate 1200 feet in a blue box.  I have one Lafayette orange> > box 1 mil mylar 1800 feet and it also is in great playable condition.> > Lots of Jack Paar shows including his final Tonight Show.> >> >> > Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]> >> >> >  -------- Original Message --------> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Need helping identifying a reel to reel deck> > From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>> > Date: Wed, July 03, 2013 2:21 pm> > To: [log in to unmask]> >> > Hi, Peter,> >> > I remember going with my father to Lafayette Radio -- and later my mom> > took me -- when they were still in Jamaica, NY. They had a multi-story> > old factory-type building there--I remember an old wood water tower on> > it, but I could be mis-remembering. Later they moved to Syosset and> > expanded into a multi-store chain and then collapsed.> >> > For the Washington's Birthday Sale in 1968, they were selling the> > machine for $99.88 "Save Over $30".> >> > http://fultonhistory.com/newspaper%2010/Yonkers%20NY%20Herald%20Statesman/Yonkers%20NY%20Herald%20Statesman%201968%20%20Grayscale/Yonkers%20NY%20Herald%20Statesman%201968%20%20Grayscale%20-%201619.pdf> >> > Later, on May 1, 1968 they were advertising their Gala 47th Anniversary> >> > with this machine at $99.95 "Save $30".> >> > http://fultonhistory.com/newspaper%2010/Yonkers%20NY%20Herald%20Statesman/Yonkers%20NY%20Herald%20Statesman%201968%20%20Grayscale/Yonkers%20NY%20Herald%20Statesman%201968%20%20Grayscale%20-%201619.pdf> >> > It was a three-speed machine 1.88, 3.75, 7.5.> >> > The Sams Photofact is now available. I'm glad to see Sams has gotten> > with the program and is selling these as downloads...they would have> > had> > many fewer pirated versions out there if they had done this on day one!> > https://www.samswebsite.com/en/photofact/details/index/id/92447> >> > COMMENTARY: I do not know who made this stuff for Lafayette, but the> > quality of most of their store-brand products was on the low end> > IMnsHO.> >> > The original "falling apart" is not a surprise. I doubt (m)any survive> > that will also not "fall apart" today.> >> > Sorry for the red herring of it being European--it felt that way, but> > yes, the 1/4-inch jacks mounted that way did feel wrong.> >> > So, what do the buttons do below? I think that triggered my thoughts as> >> > I don't think the Lafayette is an electrically remotable deck.> >> > If you are rebuilding the display, can you leave the broken machine> > visually (and maybe even get the reels to turn and do the actual audio> > in a solid state recorder behind the scenes?> >> > Cheers,> >> > Richard> >> > On 2013-07-03 1:30 PM, Peter Oleksik wrote:> > > Hi Richard,> > > Good sleuthing! It is from the Juan Downey piece. The original deck> > > fell apart and I am trying to track down a replacement or something> > > comparable. Thanks to Shai's Lafayette tip, I've been able to confirm> > that> > > it's a Lafayette RK815. Also, thanks to everyone who chimed in!> > > If anyone knows how I may be able to track down another RK815, please> > > let me know. It can be in any condition.> > >> > > Thanks!> > > Peter> > >> > >> > -- > > Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]> > Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800> > http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm> > Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.> >> >