Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: teac a2300sx r2r ?s

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Third Stone from the Sun
    Age
    62
    Posts
    269
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    37552

    teac a2300sx r2r ?s

    Sign in to disable this ad
    HHmmmm....... Im a bit bummed re the sound quality I am getting with my trusty old 2300.

    before the music starts on any recording, I am getting a sound off the tape similar to wind blowing through an outdoor mic.

    once the music starts it stops, or at least it is inaudible. I have good clean heads, demagged, and its brand new tape (unopened for 15 years).

    I have a teac AN80 dolby noise reduction and the noise comes with or without it in the chain.

    I havent made up my mind if Im going to include the an80 in my recordings as although it definetly cleans hiss, it seems to muddy up the sound a bit. without it I get a bright sound, with it, its like I backed off the high frequencies and added some low end.

    but the noise I am getting makes it to difficult to warrant using the 2300 over my 424 or my korgD888. I totally love the reel to reel and I am sad.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    340
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    73255
    What brand of tape are you using ?
    Does the sound like fried bacon or just hiss ?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Third Stone from the Sun
    Age
    62
    Posts
    269
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    37552

    fried bacon...kind of

    pretty much like fried bacon outside when the wind is blowing!! now I want to go camping...

    but seriously, I am using Maxell UD 35-90 "for mastering use" tape.

    It is old tape, but never opened....once the recorded music starts its fine.....if there is a rest between the song there is no noise at all. Its basically when the tape leads in while in record mode, but when recording starts, no noise....

    It doesnt happen at the end of a song when there is no music, but in record mode.....

    I thought dirty heads, but the heads are mint, the whole deck is mint...

    thanks,

    clevo

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    340
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    73255
    So when you try record it starts..hmm have you cleaned the (line/mic)rec-controls ?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Third Stone from the Sun
    Age
    62
    Posts
    269
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    37552

    thanks vintage

    i will try that...thank you..

    clevo

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    340
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    73255
    You welcome, take off the 2 bottom feet and panel, that will make easier access for the three controls.
    On the 5 record mode/eq/monitor source switches, spray from the top + below inside each switch and engage a couple of times afterwards.
    Let the deck sit like that for about 30 minutes before powering up again.
    Good luck
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails dscf0047-jpg   dscf0049-jpg  

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Teac A-3440, Teac RX-9 DBX, Teac AN-60 Dolby, Teac RC-70 wired remote
    By Avalonpb in forum Free Ads for Music/Recording Equipment
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-26-2011, 09:23
  2. Need help with TEAC RX-9
    By aljosha in forum TASCAM User Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-08-2008, 00:12
  3. capacitor ? for teac A2300sx r2r
    By clevodrummer in forum TASCAM User Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-01-2008, 17:54
  4. Teac A-160......
    By esotericality in forum Analog Recording & Mixing - Tape & Gear
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-23-2006, 21:26
  5. Teac 144
    By EvilGenius in forum Analog Recording & Mixing - Tape & Gear
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-16-2005, 08:44

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •