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    Why so little love for 30IPS?

    Low end is one reason a 15 IPS deck is better than a 30 IPS. Unless you are recording pipe organs that can go below 50 Hz then there is not that much down that low. Some low end can be enhanced by larger coupling caps in the audio path. There is a reason that they made it this way and if it was...
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    Tascam porta one playback issues

    Yes alignment tapes are expensive and kind of rare these days. Use them carefully. The MTT150 is a very often used tape the MTT114 is good for azimuth. Teac made a lot of tapes for different reasons like the MTT902 is a mirror tape to check the tape path. Porta Studios were generally made for...
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    Just to let some know

    I can start to train you by E mail but the better training comes when one on one. Trouble shooting is a method of going through a circuit and knowing what should be there and what is not. This is best done when you have a left channel out while the right is still working and you can compare one...
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    Just to let some know

    Hi Al, Well you really can not get into too much trouble with scopes and meters but the device you are working on should not be shorted with metal probes. The input impedance of the meter and probe is high and they are design for minimal insertion upset to a circuit. I went to college for about...
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    424 MkIII problems

    Most likely the play gain or record setting is all goofed up. A broken solder joint in a op amp feedback circuit can cause the gain to go up to 20,000 when it might have been designed for 100. Portable devices are made for profit and all of the Japanese wave solder manufactuing is sub grade...
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    Just to let some know

    There may be a new FB page for tape deck people to visit as well as here- It might be good to check it out as well. Sometimes you need all the help you can get. https://www.facebook.com/groups/819609535336117/posts/819620412001696 Yes I am there too.
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    Teac A3340S issues

    Well was it ever fixed? Was the remote dummy plug in? That is the most common reason that the deck does not work.
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    424 MkIII problems

    It is never a good idea to take an erase head out of a unit that you expect to work normally. The erase head present a load to the oscillator and when that is removed the bias will be all over the place- probably too high and the unit will be useless for recording from that point on or erasing...
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    Seeking Tascam ps-d1 (power supply for DA-p1)

    Walmart will never have the three terminal connector that this has on it. This was a custom made supply and as long as you have the plug in connector the power supply can be made to give out 7.2 Vdc at 800mA or 1 Amp if needed. A LM7805 regulator can be used in a circuit to get 7.2 Vdc out and...
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    Tascam US-144 & FL Studio - No audio

    This is the problem with computer related and digital devices- they may work well when set up but they can be a bear to set up initially as you need a lot of help with hardware interfacing and computer audio settings. One thing that sticks out is the setting to S/PDIF where the US-144 is a USB...
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    Tascam Drive belts - 112 cassette

    Well if you are happy then there is no arguing with that. I have no experience with E bay suppliers except that when clients bring me a unit in and it has the wrong belt in it I ask where did this come from and the answer is E bay or some belt kit that was not only wrong but terribly over...
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    Tascam porta one playback issues

    I can not really say what is happening without looking at the unit but I would say that it is possible that the play levels have not been set right and the record sensitivity is also messed up as well. When boneheads go in adjusting things they usually do not leave anything alone. You will need...
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    Tascam 38

    The power supply can be suffering from old caps or maybe the glue they used. I had a counter go out and it was missing the 24Vdc that went to it. Upon tracing it I found that the voltage was also missing from out of the power supply. This then was traced to a Transistor and Zener diode that had...
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    Tascam Drive belts - 112 cassette

    I did a Tascam 112 Mk II the other day and the capstan belt was the FM8.0 but like I said before the oiling of the capstan bearing is a very important thing. This deck with the EG530KD-2B motor was giving me a wow and flutter with the AMSoil at .035% which is pretty good for a 50 cent type...
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    Tascam 38

    Yes, These can be a lot more than some people think they are. Did I tell you to put a sharpie line down the length of the motor so as to keep the magnets in line? When you do this on one side the motor when put together will turn the right way. When by chance you reverse the magnets the motor...
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    Tascam dp008 - SD Card Full message

    We were using early release Marantz rack units and I found out when production would make a cut and then bring it to the air studio that it would not play. Some investigation indicated that there was a security setting that was on by default- what a stupid idea, so that it would not play in...
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    odd thing happening....

    These things called normalized jacks were even a pain in Broadcasting in that patch bays that were normalized need to be cleaned now and then- dust gets in everywhere and will cut a air chain signal out. Sometimes you need some rifle like brushes and some contact cleaner. Normally a squirt of D5...
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    Why so little love for 30IPS?

    I have adjusted Tascam machines that were 30 IPS and there is no reason to use that much tape. Yes you can get response 40Hz to 30KHz plus or minus 1dB but I got a 15 IPS deck with SM900 to go to 50KHz inside plus or minus 2dB whats the point? Once you get past 20KHz the rest is all dream land...
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    Scored some Event 20/20 bas monitors! Are the 1/4” monitor outs of TASCAM M320b balanced?

    From memory the only TRS that was in these was the effect sends. A monitor out is only feeding an amp so why the need for a balanced source? Balanced is a way oversold thing. You only need CMR cables when running super long runs and or if in the presence of a transmitter. Balanced might not help...
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    TEAC 32-2B Manual needed

    The 32-2 is a X10 1/2 track basically. If I need a good manual I usually go to Stereomanuals.com as they make the best reproductions. I have many here to serve as evidence and I did see and work from the originals. What do you need to know about the 32-2 or 32-2 B? I probably know something...
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