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    I'm lookin for a good tape deck to mix down to can anyone know any good ones

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    Look at a Hi-Fi VHS deck. I've seen them for $100 new at Fry's.

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    Yo to the Great Sainitti:

    I haven't gotten into VCR mix-downs but, if the VCR is good quality, hi-fi, I've read that it can work fine.

    However, in my studio, I use A dual-deck Sony cassette, ES quality line. I like to make cassettes for friends and golf benefits which are used as "prizes." The Sony ES deck is great. I have two Sony decks; the other is a three head single deck and with my rig I can run one into the other, either way. Don't forget to get a cleaning tape for the deck and clean the heads often.

    Avoid the Tascam dual deck. I have one in the basement because it was so noisy. Every time I'd push a button, that noise would go on the tape being recorded.

    Best deal is to listen to one before you buy. Sony ES is a bit harder to find in a regular store but the effort to find any deck and listen to it playing YOUR tapes will help your ears decide what's best for you.

    Happy shopping during December

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    Thanks Green Hornet

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    The only cassette deck I own is a dual-well Denon DN-770RM. But what I mixdown to is a Fostex Model 20 1/4" reel-to-reel deck (it runs at 15ips, has a track for SMPTE and uses dbx NR). I love it, but plan to buy a 1/2", 30ips, with Dolby SR NR open reel some time in the longer future.

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    Sorry-

    My point is, find a used 2-track reel-to-reel to mixdown to. I saw a Fostex Model 20 sell on ebay for around $275US.

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