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I've started the Search for a 2" Tape Deck

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Jbrax, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    For a 2" deck man have the prices come down alot.. :D
  2. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    Better get 3 or 4.

    Parts are as scarce as good qualified techs are getting to be.
  3. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Yeah your probably right Ill atleast get 2
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Get something thats built to last. Get a manual and learn how to service the machine. Get proper alignment tools. Clean it often and thoroughly.

    On ebay currently....Otari MX80 w/dolby hx pro....no autolocate

    Otari MTR 90 mkII w/remote

    Sony APR 24 w/cabling and remote.
  5. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    You can also find plenty of Studer & Ampex machines. I think a friend of mine has a Otari MTR90II in very nice shape, going real cheap. I checked the machine out and tweaked it up. Make him a ridiculous offer. Ask for Bruce at 703-4 81-2200. No noise reduction is included.

    2 inch tweaker & authorized service for 3M/Sony MCI/Ampex & Scully
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  6. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Thanks Remy I will give him a call . Dave Im a stickler
    for getting into the details I love to tinker so to speak.
    I also found an Otari MTR90II in Canada for 3000.00
    shipping is going to kill me no matter where i get it from...lol
  7. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Thats a real good machine. Maybe not the sound of a Scully, or an Ampex, but not the service headaches either. And it is 2" tape after all so its gonna sound 'reel' no matter which machine you get.
  8. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Actually I cant wait to get one I can feel the power already. Can ya Feel it?
  9. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    im always on the lookout for a studer 800

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