Sunday, February 10, 2008

PER: Patrick Guide

Patrick has three reel to reel decks in good condition, all 4 tracks 2 channels heads configuration in 1/4" tape.

The three decks are autoreverse and have three motors each one.

Teac A-4010 with the original Teac RE-711 metal reel.

Technics RS-1700 with the originals Technics RP-10A metal reel.

Teac X2000R BL with the original Teac RE-1003 metal reel.

New categorie

If any reeler of the Reel To Reel Yahoo! group member would like to send me pics of their systems, I'll be pleasant of placing them here as PERsonal entry, so the new label will be "PER" for this kind of entries.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

DES: Teac X-2000R

This is the top of the line reel to reel model made by Teac. It's 4 tracks 2 channels in quater inch wide tape and can hold reels until 10.5" (26.7 cms.).

It has 6 heads (cobalt amorphous record and playback), fully bi-directional, 3 motors and dual capstan drive system (belt driven).

Two speeds, 7.5 ips (19 cm/s) and 3.75 ips (9.5 cm/s), electronic real time counter (hour, minutes and seconds) and fully tension servo control, which means that you can use any size of reel without adjusting the tension manually by a switch.

Was produced in silver and black:

Original japanese ad

It's one of the few machines that has a built-in decoder/encoder dbx type I professional noise reduction system. Other rare feature is that the machine can use "EE" tape (Extra Efficience = CrO2). I think that only Maxell, Akai and Basf produced "EE" tape.
The transport function is computerized and has functions like return-to-zero, return-to-cue, program, repeat, set-cue and reset the counter.

Original spanish ad

It's said that the Teac X-2000R maybe is the best consumer machine ever made, but for me it has at least one disavantadge: the use of lifters in the tape path to separate the tape of the heads during FF and RWD.

TDK also produced "EE" tape, which was labeled as "SA". Akai never produced his own "EE" tape, really the chrome tape inside Akai reels were produced by Maxell (XLII).

Thanks to Frank Oomen for the correction.