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    Demagnetizor thoughts?

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    Alright... The studio I work at has a '89 era TAC Scorpion 16-channel board running through to an Otari MX5050 MKIII 8-track. We're looking for a head demagnetizer, and i want to get a really nice one for a budget of under $100 (used is no big deal), and I *really* can't find any reviews on any demags in particular. Anyone have any ideas of which are better than others (if that's the case), and also that will work on other reel-to-reel styles (smaller four-tracks, etc etc). Any ideas would be *well* appreciated. Thanks a bunch guys!

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    A demagger is just a thingy that runs the 100/220V through a coil to make a string fluctuating magnetic field. It's more or less trivial, and finding reviews of them would therefore be hard, because they are all pretty much equal. The fact that in 99% of the cases you wouldn't notice if you forgot to plug it in is another sure killer for any reviews.

    "It has a button. It didn't burn up. The tape deck still seems to be working. So.... I GUESS it's a good demagger". :-)

    I bought one over the internet for like $30 or so. No sweat.
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    Originally posted by regebro
    "It has a button. It didn't burn up. The tape deck still seems to be working. So.... I GUESS it's a good demagger". :-)
    Hahahaha... Okay then. So i can basically go with any reel demagger. Goooood stuff, that's what i was looking for. Thanks!

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    Demagnetizor thoughts?

    I got me a Deemag 7k...it doubles as a cancer therapy device!
    If I turn it off too close to my head I forget where I am!

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    Re: Demagnetizor thoughts?

    Originally posted by jake-owa
    I got me a Deemag 7k...it doubles as a cancer therapy device!
    If I turn it off too close to my head I forget where I am!
    LOL Shit... maybe i can use it as a temporary pot alleviate until i find a job...

    I just bought this one on ebay... Should work for a 1/2" Otari 8-track lol

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    Ohno man...not that one...those are whimpy. Didn't you see the big review in MIX july 1977?

    I thought everyone read that.


    Just kidding,
    obviously...

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    Originally posted by jake-owa
    Ohno man...not that one...those are whimpy. Didn't you see the big review in MIX july 1977?

    I thought everyone read that.


    Just kidding,
    obviously...
    Yeah, I know, I should've read it... Not like i can use being inconcieved at the time as an excuse... wait... i can.


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    http://www.usrecordingmedia.com/handmagdebyr.html

    And be sure you use this baby the way you should, or you will harm your head so badly that you'll have to get a new one.

    BTW, it's the only demagnetizer that's good as far as I know.
    A 'hi fi' type of demag don't work.

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    What is a "hifi" type of demag and how does it differ from the one in the link above?
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    There are some cheap demags that were sold in hifi shops for consumer tapedecks. They do more harm than good.

    Annis is the way to go, you can even bulk erase tape with it.

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