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RE: Want a RTR;Recommendations

I'd agree that the Otari is probably your best fit, feature-wise. For playback and occasional album recording, it'll give you the most flexibility.

Although, I'm partial to Studer/Revox A77 and B77 (a bit clumsy threading tape and editing, though) and the Studer PR99 which is a terrific deck.

The TEAC 2340 is a very nice mid-line consumer deck - well-built, nice sound and features. You might even consider getting two TEACs - a 1/4 track and a 1/2 track, a 7" and a 10-1/2".

Be aware that any of these decks are very heavy. I have a Tascam 44 (the version which says "TASCAM 44" on the gray headblock cover) which needs a little work ($300-$400), but round-trip shipping a 70 pound deck is expensive and a pain in the butt, so here it sits. But I digress... The point is that, if the deck needs to be shipped to you, the shipper better have his packing act together.

Good luck!!

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Edits: 10/16/15

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