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At WB, we used adapters to fit the 1/4" spindles for European hubs. 
AFIK, they are still available.

CB
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
www.baileyzone.net

------ Original Message ------
From: "Dennis Rooney" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: 11/19/2021 1:22:27 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 220V/50Hz 1/4" Open Reel Audio Playback Decks

>Seth Winner advised me of the following:
>
>They need a European OTARI 5050 B II and III. The B II has the non-locking
>reel tables that are needed when you are using the DIN adapters.
>
>DDR
>
>On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 3:23 PM Walker, Dave M. <
>[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>  Hello,
>>
>>  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
>>
>>  -------------
>>  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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