Teac X7 Reel to Reel for the Analog in me. Sept 4, 2019 17:03:18 GMT -5 geebo, AudioHTIT, and 2 more like this
Post by vcautokid on Sept 4, 2019 17:03:18 GMT -5
Kind of going my futures past. The Teac X7 is about Analog on the easy. Some mechanical bits still to go such as cleaning out the motor stator shafts and other little things but this Teac X7 is about more hands on. I don't do vinyl anymore but a Fluance Turntable keeps flirting with me, but no where to put it. Solves that.
The TDK LX-35\90 non back coated by the way looks to be the diet of choice. I had some Ampex prior to the synthetic sticky tape shed nonsense that plagued later reels of Ampex tape.
So far having allot of fun. It is not about what is better. Stupid discussion that. After a while you just have fun. If I want to stream I have that computer I got that will take care of that and much much more. Fast son of a gun too. Cinebench R20 it gave some Xeon Processor Servers a spanking. Only one threadripper and 2 Xeon Servers were faster. I can hang with that. 4th ain't so bad. Fastest computer I have ever had.
But the faster I go, still the fun of backing it down just a bit has its appeal too. I can do, and do both. And why not? We get so wrapped up in what is so proper, we kind of forgot how to have fun. I had a ball taking this deck apart getting where it needed to be. Nice it was in such great shape for 30 plus years old. Dual Capstan drive and 3 motors 3 heads gets it done. None of the AC sintered bronze sleeve bearings that caused so many failures in the 3000 2000 and 5000 and 6000 series machines if you did not keep up with them. Rule you do cook with oil, or your reel and capstan motor cooks itself.
The JVC has not been forgotten just on hold till I figure what I want to do with the alignment procedures etc. But the X7 Teac is living up quite well. Better than my X10 and X10R did interestingly since they come from the same family. I won't be getting any large 10.5 NAB reel machines anytime soon. I grew up first with 7 inch reels. Seems fitting to go home again just this once.