For a 2" deck man have the prices come down alot.. :D
Better get 3 or 4.
Parts are as scarce as good qualified techs are getting to be.
Yeah your probably right Ill atleast get 2
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.
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
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
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.
Actually I cant wait to get one I can feel the power already. Can ya Feel it?
im always on the lookout for a studer 800