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tdev28    10
tdev28

Hi, I'm looking for a 4 track stereo reel to reel tape recorder in working condition. Mainly want to just playback 7" 4 track and 2 track stereo tapes to record onto digital media.

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Just Beachin    10
Just Beachin

you might try to give the SABC a call, and find out if they have any old 4trks in storage, they may let you pick it an old otari fairly cheap or at least send you in the right direction, ask to speak to who ever is in charge in there demo studios

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tdev28    10
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you might try to give the SABC a call, and find out if they have any old 4trks in storage, they may let you pick it an old otari fairly cheap or at least send you in the right direction, ask to speak to who ever is in charge in there demo studios

 

Hi thanks for the suggestion, I'll give them a call. I don't want to spend too much though as I only have about ten 7" and some smaller reels, 2 track and 4 track stereo, that I want to transfer to cd.

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Just Beachin    10
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Obsolete for about 20 years now, chances are you won't pay anything near what the came in at new, but the calibration headache and possibly worn heads, pose a lot of new problems, especially if you have to find replacement parts. Your cheapest option is to call someone to do the job for you, you can ask for pricing and weigh it up at small studios, try Forest Studios in Johannesburg .

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tdev28    10
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I'm in Cape Town, so Johannesburg will be difficult. I've been contemplating having it done as I realise that the tapes are old and may need special precautions, but unless I can be present or involved, I'd prefer to do it myself. The recordings might be of value (not necessarily financial, but historical) and are of great importance to me personally.

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