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    I know this is an old thread. But I wanted to add something. Do you ever notice how on youtoob there are videos for this and that. There are videos that show how to disassemble specific types of receivers (hi-fi stereos) and even how to troubleshoot old guitar amps. But there doesn't seem to be ANY videos that go thru and show someone how to calibrate a consumer level reel to reel.
    I personally learn much better if I see someone do whatever it is that Im trying to learn. And honestly, even with as smart as I am, (genius level) there are some areas of calibrating a reel to reel that I dont understand.
    If I knew what I was doing I would be more than happy to do a video for my Tascam TSR-8.
    Is there anyone out there that is up for doing some videos?
    I own: Tascam TSR-8
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    There are plenty of YT videos showing the basics of how to calibrate a R2R...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUMtN2kQtqw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW5kifLh598

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgxpHlkhdAo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr7_2XeKDj0

    etc...etc...etc...

    Thing is...not all consumer grade R2Rs have as much alignment capability like the more pro decks do....but for those that do, the basic procedures are the same...though each deck will have some specific steps that only apply to that deck, like the location of adjustment points, etc...you just have to figure out how to apply the process to your specific deck if you don't have the step-by-step procedure from the manual.
    I'm sure someone here has a TSR8 manual with with procedures....plus, you need certain tools to do an alignment.

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    miro, those last two videos are along the lines of what I was thinking. But it still would be so nice for more knowledgeable members to do more videos especially for some of the consumer grade machines. Like some of the most common Tascams, 22-2, 32, 34, TSR-8 and so on. The first two videos I have seen before, but altho the procedure may be similar. There is nothing like seeing someone work on the exact machine you happen to own. Think about it like spreading accumulated knowledge for newbies and potential newbies so that people can get or stay excited about Analog machines and recording. Cause, if we dont help other less knowledgeable people it really will die out and then there would be even less people to talk with and learn from...
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    I own: Tascam TSR-8
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