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1/4" Tape Reel to Reel Recorders: • STEREO - Quadraphonic - Multi Track and 1950's Tube

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Reel to Reel decks

can vary quite a bit in features and thus considering these basic distinctions is essential:

• available recording speeds
• reel size / maximum reel size.
track assignment

Typically reel to reel decks are distinguished into these three main types:

1) Portable decks
2) Home stereo decks
3) Professional decks.
4) Multi Track decks (4 or more audio channels - see below).

It is impossible for one machine to cover the features in all 4 categories, which means: if seeking a deck for a specific purpose, or a deck to play back previoulsy recorded tapes, a deck in the right category will be needed.

1/4" Tape Recorder Categories
- Details:


1) Portable decks: Fully portable defined as: can run on internal batteries. Due to technology needed to implement: not widely available until the 1960's. Earlier decks sold as "portable" require AC power, but many can handle up to 7" reel sizes. Most battery operated portable decks only work with reel sizes form 2" up to 3 1/2 inches. Due to the small reel size, recording speeds are slower than for home stereo decks: 15/16, 1 7/8 and up to 3 3/4 IPS. Most decks are mono and are either designed to operate in half track, or in quater track format. Professional portable decks work with reel sizes up to 5", and can run as high as 7 1/2 IPS and work either in quater or half track format. Some may be stereo.

2) Home stereo decks generally can handle 7" reels. Most decks provide 3 3/4 and 7 1/2 IPS recording speeds and work in quater track format (labled as 4 track stereo). There are very few home decks that can handle up to 10" reels. The idea was to extend play lenghts, but don't yet provide professional speeds. Thus 10" reels, but 3 3/4 and 7 1/2 IPS only. To make music listening more convenient the "Auto Reverse" feature was added. Also to mention: most home decks are not designed to handle small 2 1/2 to 3 1/2" reels typically used for portable decks. Due to the small diameter tape, torque of the home deck will be too high, meaning: the tape may stretch or break, if played on a home stereo deck.

3) Professional decks were intended to create master recordings, so aim to provide highest possible sond quality. This is achived by giving the audio material as much space as possible on the tape through high recording speed, such as: 7 1/2, 15, or 30 IPS. Higher tape speeds than 7 1/2 IPS require 10" reels. Better professional stereo decks record in half track format (or if mono: full track);

4) Multi track recorders handle more than stereo (more than 2 audio channels). Those that use 1/4" tape typically have 4 or 8 channels. Those for wider than 1/4" tape (1/2" 1" 2") provide either 8, 12, 16, 24 or 32 recording tracks for multi track studio recording.

In order to save you form needing to purchase a deck, if having only a few tapes, I offer tape transfer servies to re-record your own 1/4" tape recordings to CD. (=You are the copy right owner, or have obtained a license for re-recording): I can transfer any 1/4" tape at any speed (15/16, 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15, and 30 IPS) and at quarter, half track and 4 track / 4 channel format for you. More details about Tape Transfer Services here

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Tape Transfer Services

Reel to Reel Tape Tranfer Services

For those of you who do not wish to buy a whole reel to reel deck just to listen to, or transfer transfer a few tapes: I offer professional transfer services to cut your tapes to CD, or even to provide e-mailalble MP3 files of your material. I publish my own music comercially and have a full featured recording studio based on a Digidesign ProTools System and various reel to reel decks. I can handle any 1/4" tape, recorded at: 15, 7 1/2, 3 3/4, 1 7/8, 15/16 IPS recording speeds and in full track, half track, quarter track and 4 track / 4 chanel recording formats

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TEAC A-1250S
3 Motor - 4 Head -
2 Speed
AUTO REVERSE 4 Trk - 2 Chanel Stereo - 7" Open Reel Deck

No need to manually turn the tape over to the other side when playing!

TEAC A-1250S 4 Hd 3 Motor Auto Reverse Stereo Reel to Reel Recorder

Features:
4 Heads w/ tape monitor function: (Head 1+2) Erase + Record Combination head, (3) Play, (4) Play reverse
• Tape speeds: 7.5 IPS, 3 3/4 IPS
• Reel sizes: 5" and 7"
3 Motor desingn provides very fast winding times and very smooth run.
• RCA inputs & outputs
• 1/4' Microphone inpus (mixable)
• Microphone / Line Mixer (2 stereo mixable inputs)
• Headphone output
• Can be used as a
tape echo in conjunction with a Mixer.
• Can operate horizontally or vertical.
• Normal / special bias and equalisation switches.
• Auto
Reverse - Switches between tape sides at the end of the tape or any time if operated manually.
• Can be set to operate on all world Voiltages: 100V-240V 50Hz and 60 Hz

Electronicly controlled transport .
RCA and 1/4" inputs - mixable!
Records in stereo or each of the mono chanels separately
2 VU meters with record indicator light.
Line output level control
Auto shut off for all functions

Repaired to fully working condition: Performs well in evey regard

Physical Feature Details: (Top to bottom, left to right, front to rear):4 digit tape run counter; Speed elector switch H (high = 7 1/2 IPs), L (low = 3 3/4 IPS); JACKS: Mic L, Mic R, (Head) Phones, FRONT PANEL AUDIO CONTROL ELEMENTS: AUDIO Controls: Mic input level control, Line level input control, Output level controls (separate sections to control each chanel separately), 2 VU meters (-20 to + 3 db); SWITCHES: Tape / Source switch, Repeat: ON/OFF, Record Mode switches: Left, Right (both up = stereo), Recording bias switch: High, Normal; Recording Equalizer Switch: High, Normal; Operation push buttons (have double functions): Fast mode: Rewind, Fast Forwind, Stop, Play (record) mode: Play Forward, Play Reverse; funtion select mode lever: FAST, PAUSE, PLAY, Record button (with built-in REC indicator lamp), Power Switch.



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Description: This Teac Deck was made in the good old days of quality and is among the best quality decks that one can buy. It is built with much higher quality materials than the later 1980's Teac decks. This is the "S" version - update form the previous 1250. It was built to last and it's design implements super heavy duty contruction, ripened to perfection: All metal - plastic used very sparingly! This machine is perfect for day to day listening or to transfer your old tape recordigns to the digital domain.

Feature Details: • 4 head - 3 Motor Transport • Works with 5" and 7" reels • Will play and record at 7 1/2, 3 3/4, IPS • Will record and play back in quarter track fromat • Will record in stereo or each of the mono chanels separtely • 4 heads: 1 Erase head. combines with the Recording head in one inclosure, 1 Playback head 1 Reverse Playback head • All functions are electronically controlled • The unit provides a 2 pairs of stereo inputs (= 4 inputs: Mic L, R and Line level L, R), that can be mixed together • Each of the 4 input chanels is controlled by a separate potentiometer section. • The unit provides a headphone jack and a source / tape switch to monitor the just recorded signal for acurate recordings • The unit provides a output level control which features separate sections for each of the two chanels. 4 digit mechanical tape counter.

Work performed to present this machine in excellent and fully and well working condition: Lubrication of mechanical parts; All potentiometers and swtiches, deoxydized and lubricated, re-soldered aged solder points, cleaned and demagnetized all elements in the tape path; all electroic calibrations checked and adjusted to factory specs and optimal performance. Complete functional test. Physical Cleaning and Detail work. About 8 hours of labor went into this deck so far. Work addressed repair and was not a full restoration. A full restoration can be ordered (total price for this deck restored: $800-$1200 range) to insure it's long term reliabiltiy - This is common to any vintage audio equipment that is almost 40 years old! I will be glad to discuss details. This deck as it is works fully and performs well in every regard.

Condition: This TEAC A1250S deck is in excellent condition. It seems to not have had a lot of use in it's previous life. It performs flawlessly in every regard. The heads of this machine show some wear, but perform well. Highs and sound are strong and clear. Regular head cleaning can be keep the machine in this condition for long. the pinch roller has dents but perfoms still well.
Physical Condition: Very Clean and excellent. The photo above shows the actual unit and I will be glad to provide high resolution images. Otther than that: This deck looks close to when it was new!

Overall cosmetic condition: 9/10

Lot: 1 TEAC A-1250S Reel to Reel deck, plexi glass cover (shown). 1 empty 7" plastic tape reel (not shown - the metal reels shown in the picture not incuded).)

Price: $475.00 SOLD!

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Phillips
3 Motor - 3 Head -
3 Speed
4 Trk - 2 Chanel Stereo - 7" Open Reel Deck

Phillips 3 Hd 3 Motor 3 Speed Stereo Reel to Reel Recorder



Re-worked to fully work in every regard.

3 Speeds:, 7.5 IPS, 3 3/4 and 1 7/8 IPS
3 Heads 3 Motors:,
• RCA + DIN inputs & outputs
• 1/4" Microphone inpus
• Headphone output
• VU meters
• Reel size: up to 7"

Features:3 head - 3 Motor Transport • Works with reels up to 7" • Will play and record at 7 1/2, 3 3/4, and 1 7/8 IPS • Will record and play back in quarter track fromat • Will record in stero or mono (mono: 1 track at the time) • 3 heads: 1 Erase head. 1 Recording head, 1 Playback head • There is a jack on back for an optional wired remote control • The unit provides a headphone jack and a source / tape switch to monitor the just recorded signal

Physical Feature Details: (Top to bottom, left to right, front to rear): FRONT PANEL: 4 digit tape counter, VU meters, Push buttons for: Rewind, Fast forwind, Play, Pause, Record and Stop, right: Power Switch; Controls: Input levle and Input balance, Output Volume and Output Balance; Toggels switches for: Monitor: Source / Tape, Track: 1-4, 3-2, Stereo; Speed: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2 IPS; DNL (Dynamic Noise Limmiter): ON/OFF; Jacks: 1/4" Stereo headphones, 2 x 1/4 Mono Microphones: L, R REAR: DIN input/output, RCA Jacks for line in line out, DIN connector for Monitor, DIN connector for wired Remote. Hard wired power cable.
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Description: This early 1980's deck was made in Europe (Austria) by Phillips. It features the latest Reel to Reel technology such as DNL noise limiter and has all other features one would want in a sophisticated deck: 3 heads, 3 speeds, 3 Motors, mono tracks or stereo. This machine can handle open reel tapes up to 7" reel size. Perfect to transfer those old tapes! This deck has the rare 1 7/8 IPS speed that was used on portable decks as well.

Features: This deck will play and record at 7 1/2, 3 3/4, 1 7/8 IPS.

Physical Condition: Clean and good condition with typical signs of age and use. Overall cosmetic condition: 8-9/10

Working Condition: machine repaired to fully and properly work in every regard. - The heads of this machine show some wear but and are in good condition and perform well. However there is one defect and thus the price was reduced: One of the level meters gets occasionally stuck when there is not much fluction in level (otherwise performs well), so one would need to tap it to free the needle. This deck was reduced from $525 to $425 for this defect.

Work performed to present this machine in excellent and fully working condition: Replaced the belts. Repaired broken off toggel switches. All potentiometers and swtiches (internal and externally acessible), trimpots and contacts deoxydized and lubricated, re-soldered aged solder points, cleaned and demagnetized all elements in the tape path; all electroic calibrations checked and tweaked. Physical cleaning and detail work. Thorough and complete test.

Lot: Phillips N-4504 RtR deck with ""meter" defect described above ("working condition")

Price: $425.00

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Vintage Stereo - Open Reel Tape Recorders






AKAI 1722W

7" STEREO 2 Chanel 1/4 Track Reel to Reel Tape PLAYER
2 Speeds: 7.5 IPS, and 3 3/4 IPS

• Mic Inputs (1/4")
• Headphone Jack (1/4")
• Phono input for directly connecting a turtnable for recording or as amplifier
• Built-In Amplfier and speakers (can be silenced to use this as a regular tape deck - or use this deck stand alone to play tapes - nothing else needed)
• Speaker Outputs (to use external speakers instead of the internal ones)
• Records Separate Single Mono tracks or Stereo
• Can be used as a Public Adress System / Amplifier
• Reel size: up to 7"

AKAI 1722W Open Reel Deck with phono inputs
(Deck looks better than the photos)



Repaired and partially Refurbished for performance to specs

Physical Feature Details: (Top to bottom, left to right, front to rear): FRONT: Top: Reel hubs with tape locks, speed slector switch: Hi / Low; Tape path with entrace bearing, tensioner, head ocver, capstan, Pich roller, operatin glevlers: 1 = play and record, 2 = Fast worfind, Stop and Rewnd, Pause lever with instant release button, 1/4" Track selector slide switch: 1-3, stereo, 2-4; Tape grade switch: Low Noise / wide Range; Record enable button, Shut-Off auto switch: automatic On/Off; 1/4" Mic/Phono inputs, combination knob: Volume and Tone - Left, Volume and Tone - right; Left VU Meter, right VU meter, Power button (ON?OFF) and headphone Jack. REAR Panel: 3 position monitor slide switch: Amlifier (internal speakers) Mute, Normal, "PA" (feeds input signal through to be amplfied); 1/4" speaker jacks: Left, right; RCA output jacks, Slide Seleectro switch to switch the fornt panel input between MIc/Phono; Input sensitivity slide switch: High/Low; 5 pin DIN audio Jack, RCA input jacks, Grounding post (for turntable

Description: This AKAI reel to reel tape recorder was made in the late 78's in Japan. It is somewhat unusual as it offerer "phono" input for direcrt turntable connection or it can be used as a PA (amplifying Micrphones, any audio source or a turntable. It is a quite versitile deck, as it provides it's own built-in amplfier and speakers or can be used as a standard tape deck if the speakers are muted. It works with tapes up to 7" reel size. I repaired this deck to fully working condition refurbished this deck for perfornace to specs..

Features: This deck will play tapes up to 7" in size at 7 1/2, and 3 3/4 IPS.

Physical Condition: Very clean and great condition with only minor signs of use. Overall cosmetic condition: 9-10/10

Working Condition: Repaired to perform to specs - works great and sounds great with clear highs. Heads good - low wear.




Work performed to present this machine in nicely working condition: Replaced 2 of the 4 tape transport function pot metal parts. These are known to fail. All 4 are now good and this deck will last. Mechanical alignments. Lubricated mechanical parts, Clutches are good as this deck did not have much use in it' s life. Treated potentiometers and swtiches with contact cleaner; cleaned and demagnetized all elements in the tape path, Tested all electronic alginments and adjustments. Physical cleaning and detail work. Thorough and complete test. This work aimed tp bring the deck back to reliable performance took about $275 in labor and parts. .

Lot: AKAI 1722W RtR deck described above.

Dimensions: (aprox.): 13 1/2" x 14" x 8"; shipping weight: Aprox 31 lbs.

Price: $325.00 S O L D !



ADD ON's and options: -> Please indicate with your inquiry which you want or use "add to cart" to purchase:

1A) Add a 7" empty reel in stock - can ship with your order
Price: $12.00


Or: 1B) $9.75 without box - reel only



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Vintage Reel Recorder with added features for the Vintage Analog Aduio Enthusiast









Concord 1100 / TEAC A-1500W
4 Head - 3 Motor Stereo Reel to Reel Tape RECORDER
w/ E C H O and Auto Reverse

3 Hd 3 Motor Auto-Reverse Stereo Reel to Reel Tape Recorder -Reel to Reel Deck



4 Head 3 Motor - with tape monitor function
Stereo E C H O function allows to use this deck as an analogue tape echo machine!
Track independant Add-A-Track function with input mixer allows overdubbing
Microphone Pre-amlifier with line level mixer for 2 separate stereo inputs (4 inputs!).
Germanium transistors and "kathode bypass" caps for true VINTAGE SOUND - designed in 1965!
Works with tape reels up to 7"
Tape speeds: 7.5 IPS, 3 3/4 IPS,
Relais controlled transport for completely smooth and remote controllable operation.
RCA and 1/4" inputs - mixable!
DIN inputs & outputs (5 Pin European Connector type)
2 Microphone inpus
2 Chanel stereo mixer: mix Mic and line inputs separately with separate controls for each channel
Stereo Headphone output (for high impedanve headphones only)
6 Recording modes: L, R separately, stereo, Add a track 1, Add A track 2, Stereo Echo and safety (no recording).
2 VU meters with record indicator lights.
Channel Recording indicator lamp
Line output level control
Auto shut off for all functions
Refurbished - works flawlessly and reliably.


Detailled Physical Features: FRONT PANEL: Operation push buttons: Rewind, Stop, Fast Forwind, Play, Record FRONT PANEL AUDIO CONTROL ELEMENTS:Recording functions: record left, Record right (both for stereo record) , Add track 1, Add track 2 ( = overdubing functions, or both for Stereo Echo); Power switch: ON/OFF, Tape monitor function: Source / Tape; 2 needle level meter indicator; AUDIO Controls: Output level control (separate sections to control each chanel separately; also acts as feedback / ech control in Echo mode; Line level input control (separate sections to control each chanel separately) Mic level input control (separate sections to control each chanel separately); 2 x 1/4" Microphon input jacks; Tape Speed Selector buttons (2 x black): 3 3/4 IPS and 7 1/2 IPS, Tape Counter; Side Panel: Wired remote control Input jack, AC power Input Jack, Fuse holder, RCA line level input jacks, RCA Output jacks.



Feature Details:3 (4) head - 3 Motor Transport Works with reels up to 7" Switcheable ECHO function: Mono or stereo echosWill play and record at 7 1/2, 3 3/4, IPS Will record and play back in quarter track fromat Will record in stero or mono (mono: 1 track at the time w. overdubbing functions and echo!) 4 heads: 3 for forward direction: 1 Erase head. 1 Recording head, 1 Playback head, plus 1 Playback head for reverse play All functions are soldenoid and relay controlled - there is a plug in back for a wired remote control The unit provides a 2 pairs of stereo inputs (mic an dline level), that can be mixed together Each of the 4 input chanels is controlled by a separate potentiometer section. The unit provides a headphone jack which unfortunately can oly be used with high impedance headphones (design flaw) and a source / tape switch to monitor the just recorded signal for acurate recordings The unit includes a pair of detacheable amplified speakers (shown partially) that plug into their own jacks at the machine's side panel.

Description: There used to be an American company by the name of Concord, manuafacturing tape decks. As Japanese electronics flooded the market product manufacturing was outsourced to Japan. This deck appears to be made by TEAC for Concord. It is almost identical to the TEAC A-1550W except, that the paneling is slightly different and that this deck adds a set of external amplified speakers. Just like the early TEAC decks this one was made in the good old days of quality and definitely still carries some of the quality characteristics form before Concertone became TEAC. We are counting 1966 as a year when first solid state equipment found it's way into audio equpment and features unique vintage sound. At the time this recorder was among the finest tape decks available and offered features rarely found. Most decks at the time featured 1 Motor 2 head desgns - This machine features 3 motors, relais transport control and has 4 heads (3 for one side with monitor function, the other 4 th head is for reverse playback). It is made ruggedly and features a relais controlled 3 motor transport with autoreverse function - so it will play in both directions without the need to turn the tape over. Transport and electronics in this machine are actually 2 separate sub chassis. This machine is in perfect working condition performs smoothly and was completely overhauled for years of trouble free service to come. Belts and many the electrlytic cpacitors in the amplifier electronics were replaced.




Work performed to present this machine in excellent and reliably working condition: The main drive belt andthe counter belt were replaced. Other work includes: a complete cleaning and lubrication job on all mechanical parts - which inclcuded rework for the pichroller assembly; All potentiometers and swtiches and contacts deoxydized and lubricated, many were replaced; cleaned and demagnetized all elements in the tape path; checked and tweaked head alignments; all electroic calibrations checked and tweaked. Almost 30 hours of labor went into this deck, which the sales price does not cover.

Condition: Excellent working condition - machine recently completely overhauled. The heads of this machine show some wear but perform very well (it is impossible to find a deck without any head wear -these days simply due to how long ago production was discontinued), A great machine in great condition! Physical Condition: Very Clean, has only a few minor signs of use and dings. Otther than that: the machine has no scratches or damages, however the original head cover is missing and plastic material was installed not to look completely ugly (only an optical issue)
Overall cosmetic condition: 8+/10

Lot: 1 Concord 1100 Reel to Reel deck , 2 rubbber tape reel fastenrs, 1 Power Chord; 2 original Amplified Speakers that attach to the unit and serve as front cover when not in use.

Shipping weight: (incl. packing materials): about 66 lbs.

Price: $550.00 (If I would charge for actual labor and parts that went into the restoration of this deck, the price would need to be higher! - Great value for your Dollar!)

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Vintage Multi Channel / 4 Track Open Reel Tape Recorders





4 channel quadraphonic and multi track Open Reel Tape Recorders with simulatanious sync



Multi Track / Multi Channel Recorders record more than stereo. The decks shown here record 4 channels, where "quadraphonic" records 2 or 4 channels at one time, and the "multi track" decks allow to record each channel separately, or several tracks at one time, while allowing to listen to other non recording tracks when recording. Multi-sync means that the playback signal is in "sync" with the recording signal or in other words that a played back track syncs with the one recording. This is important for multi track music work, or where audio material is recorded in layers, for over dubbing tracks to another track. Multi Track decks are typically used in a recording studio environment.©Multi Track decks are typically used 2008 ultraelectronicactiv.com

These multi channel decks are NOT ready to ship, but will be REFURBISHED to order
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Panasonic 4 Channel Quadraphonic Deck: (Shown: let) This deck either records in stereo or quadraphonic, which means records either 2 or 4 channels. Simmultanious sync recording or over dubbing is not possible, so this deck is not suitable for recording studio work, but will work well for home entertainment, especially with quadraphonic Hi-fi equipment.


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TEAC A-2340: (Shown: center) This deck records 4 channles in multi track simmultanious sync format, so is suited for recording studio work. This deck is desinged to be used with 7" reels SOLD!



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TEAC A-3340: (Shown: right) This deck records 4 channles in multi track simmultanious sync format, so is suited for professional recording studio work. This deck is desinged to be used with 10" reels, and runs at 15 IPS
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Vintage 1950's and 1960's Vaccum Tube Reel to Reel Recorders and Decks




These decks will be REFURBISHED TO ORDER:
2-8 Weeks Lead Time - The goal with my work: to bring the equipment back as close as possible to original specifications and to provide reliably working condition for decades to come. This takes hours and hours of work time - actually: days of paistaking detail orineted work. Thus prices based on the work time and parts needed (some are quite hard to find! - which again takes time!) to achieve this

goal. Shop time to refurbish equipment to order (applies to ALL units shown in this section!) is in SHORT SUPPLY, so I may not be able to serve you very quickly, especially during late fall, winter and the first two months of the of the new year. Mid-summer is ideal. Rushing it and vintage audio equipment, or pushing for "discount prices" DO NOT GO TOGETHER! It takes as much time as it takes. If needing to rush: Please buy "AS-IS". Thank you! - I do not compromise on this, as my goal is to provide quality products in every detail.All units shown in below pichture shown currently in original as found likely non working and unrefurbished condition


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Please note that Reel to Reel tape decks are among the most work intensive items to restore, as mechanics, electronics and alignments have to be perefect and to work perfectly together. Now to make matters even worse in terms of required work time, almost all of these decks shown here are point to point wired circuitry, which takes tremendous time to re-work on top of the above. In restoration work I usually replace ALL capacitors and many of the rubber parts. Due to these large amounts of required work time, these items are only availalable with a restoration order from March through August. All other times please check in with me for a turn around time estimate, which in these times may be 4-16 weeks.
$395 to $1800 ea.
If wishing to purchase any of these items in original "AS FOUND" condition: Please make me an offer high enough at which I absolutely cannot refuse to sell. If wanting to own for lowest possible price, please buy "AS-Is" and refurbish yourself. Not in a hurry to sell. It took years to find these amazing historic specimnes. I prefer to sell to someone who will buy one of these to appreciate and actually USE (fully refurbished) for soulful music for decades to come!

This page is about the soul and beauty that is missing in modern merchandise!
If you listened and cherrished music that was recorded before 1950 (or ideally even earlier!), you will know exactly what I mean. I have the same passion about these decks and apply it to my work, to get these decks working right - for what ever it takes to do the job right, to get it done right the first time!


All units shown in below pichture shown currently in original as found - likely non working and unrefurbished condition - refurbished to order or AS-IS
The slection of 1950's tube reel to reel decks to be refurbished to order.
All units shown in above pichture shown currently in original as found likely non working and unrefurbished condition - refurbished to order or AS-IS



9. Roberts, later known as AKAI. Japanese made tube deck Model: M7 (earlier version of M8. Later vesion thna 960 which had the 2 amps seperate). M7 all tube amplified. Completely separate amplifiers for each chanel - each amplifier chassis contains it's own sub chassis and power supply, which would make it ideal to build 2 mono block amplifiers form - If that is what you are after: I have another pair of amplifiers from this type of model that I can sell - please inquire. This deck: Roberts / AKAI .
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9B. Pair of Roberts Portable large Reocrding Studio Monitor / PA 2 -way speakers (Woofer/Tweeter) Model SS-100. To be used with Model M7 or M8 tube decks. Perfect speakers for tube amplifiers, as low wattage (less than 10W) and high efficiency. Can be sold with a deck or alone. - AVAILABLE -

10. One of the sweetest and warmest tube reel to reel decks around. Stereo. Made in the USA by Voice of Music. Model: 722 Stereo Recorder + Model 168 "Stereo Twin" for true stereo amplfieication. The 168 is a tube amplfier with speaker in a box meant and makes forthe second "stereo"channel amplfier ot the system. This rig: The same model as #7, but includes the #168 twin amplfier for stereo. The 168 can also be used as a stand alone mono tube amplfier. Yes, if you need 2 of model VOM 722 tube RtR recordes: I have both!
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11. USA made by Revere Camera coroporation, Brand name: Wollensak. Model number: T-1580. Full stereo tube deck, records stereo. plays stereo (stereo amplfier). Comes with bag, owners manual and other printed materials. Can include the original Shure made Microphones.
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12. USA made by Revere Camera coroporation, Brand name: Wollensak. Model number: T-1515. Stereo tube deck, records mono. Has stereo tube pre-amp fo rstereo playback. Comes with owners manual and can include the original Shure made Microphone.
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13. Japan made SONY Tube Deck with Tube amplfier. Model: 464. Stand alone Stereo tube deck, mounted in a case with a stand alone Tube stereo amplfier and speakers. (deck and amp both have their own power supply and standard input/output connectors. A great opportunit for a tube stereo amp.
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1. This is unbeleivable: a portable 1950's 2 suitcase professional field recording sertup that was used on location for live recordings - mono of course. This system was made by Berlandt, which later became Concertone (Belrandt made decks be the model / trademark Concertone). Concertone then was bought out by TEAC. A true piece of American History. The transport has 3 motors 5 heads (2 heads full track mono 3 hards half track mono), handles 10" reels. speeds: 7 1/2 and 15 IPS. Model: BRX - BRX-D Trasnport and BRX-P amplifier. The amplifier case contains: the recording play back tube amplifier (with Mic pre-amp of courcse!), an additional monitor tube amplifier and a vintage Jensen Alnico monitos speaker.
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2. 1950's German made Grundig tube reel to reel deck, nono. Finest components, finest quality, nice sound. Consider this if wantign to record the music that you perform in mono with vintage sound. I already did some mechanical work, so the unit basically works, but all capacitors need to be replaced. - AVAILABLE -

3. 1950's Revere USA made Tube Reel to reel recorder. 2 unit stereo. From the days when mono dominated. Thsi unit was meant to be available as mono or stereo when adding the second tube amplifer. Includes original Microphone - AVAILABLE -

4. USA made Magnecord semi professional stereo recording / playback amplifier unit with Microphone pre-amplifier. Shown here open, but I do have the original panes. This unt is perfect for studio applications to brimg warmth ans soul to your digital machinery. If I remeber correctly it is 19" wide. - AVAILABLE -


5. Vintage 1950's USA made and "Silvertone " branded (Sears Robuck) Stereo " tube reel recorder. Unit includes it's lid and can come with the 2 original micrphones in original box. - AVAILABLE -

6. Here we have the succession of #1: A Stereo vaccum tube Concertone deck. 3 Motors 3 heads. All tube amplified. Built with much more attention to detail than the later TEAC decks, which still are considered among the most rugged.
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7. Sweet, very Sweet. One of the sweetest and warmest tube decks around. Stereo. Made in the USA by Voice of Music. Model: 722 Stereo Recorder. All knobs and the cover are there. Photographed when taken apart with no knobs installed.
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8. Roberts, later known as AKAI. Japanese made tube deck. Model: M8. All tube amplified. Completely separate amplifiers for each chanel - each amplifier chassis contains it's own sub chassis and power supply, which would make it ideal to build 2 mono block amplifiers form - If that is what you are after: I have another pair of amplifiers from this type of model that I can sell - please inquire. This deck: Roberts / AKAI .
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