Have you given thought as to where you are going to get 50hz. power from? Here for line-lock 50hz. videotape machines, we have a 50hz. power source running at 220 volts. This is the only way to properly power certain machines that do not have a DC servo capstan and video drum (the capstan/drum is directly driven by the frequency of the AC mains).

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DC Video
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>>> The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage has an upcoming
>>> archival audio preservation project in the country Georgia (Sakartvelo) and
>>> is seeking recommendations for 1/4" open reel tape machines natively
>>> operable on 220V/50Hz AC. In addition, we are seeking sources for a
>>> refurbished machine suitable for preservation work meeting the following
>>> specifications:
>>> *   Capable of handling fragile acetate-backed 1/4" open reel audio tape
>>> *   Has a minimum of three playback speeds: 3.75 ips, 7.5 ips, 15 ips
>>> (38.1 cm/s, 19.05 cm/s, 9.525 cm/s)
>>> *   Has quarter-track stereo and half-track stereo (NAB or DIN) heads
>>> *   Operates on 220V/50Hz power without the use of step-up transformers;
>>> switchable is okay
>>> *   Capable of handling reel sizes up to 10.5" (NAB or AEG DIN)
>>> *   Optional: switchable NAB/CCIR (IEC) EQ
>>> If you have any information, questions, or potential sources for
>>> professional machines meeting these requirements, feel free to direct
>>> responses to me off-list at [log in to unmask] Thank you for your time!
>>> Regards,
>>> Dave
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>>> Dave Walker
>>> Audiovisual Archivist​
>>> Smithsonian Institution
>>> Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
>>> Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
>>> office: (202) 633-0663
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