Home Tape Trail

Reel to reel, cassette and other analogue tape formats.

RE: I know what you mean...

Decision made.

I found a guy, locally, who repairs cassette decks. I took my JVC in to him. He's checking it out. If it's repairable, I go with that. If it's not, there's a Marantz 5025 or a Marantz 5020 available on Ebay. He likes to work on Marantz, and has parts sources. He said the Tascams, Revox, and Nakamichis are usually so worn out from professional use, it would cost an arm and a leg just to get them to work.

According to the other tech, who wrote up my order, this guy has been in the business since he was 15, and he's older than I am. More than half a century fixing TVs, radios, tape decks, and other home electronics. He still works on tube TVs!

My next door neighbor is a professional machinist. He makes dies for the plastic industry. He's very dependent on his old EDM machine. He just had to swap out boards in the controller/power supply. I'm telling him about this guy. He can take the bad board in to him to get the blown transistors replaced.

My Sansui 8 Deluxe has not been serviced in over 20 years. Maybe I should consider having it done(?)

This whole process has been a wonderful process of discovery. Amazing what you find in your own environment.

Thank you all for your help in this.


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