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Reel to Reel Tape Machines / A80 bearings and where to buy them?
« Last post by Black Witch on February 14, 2019, 01:50:58 am »
Hi all.

I have an A80/R machine and the bearings are a little noisey so I'm looking to replace them.

Does anyone know which type are best and where to buy them?

I've been recommended the SKF W619002Z Stainless Steel Metal Shielded found here: well as the metal bearing type found here:

The stainless ones are double the price but what about ABEC 7 type? I've read on a thread here that they are much quieter than the SKF types but where do I find them?

I want to get a good compromise in price too, the best if I can.

I'm based in the UK.

Any help would be great.
Forum Rules / Signing Up For The Forum
« Last post by High and Outside on February 13, 2019, 11:15:49 am »
In an effort to control spammers we have had to lock down the process of joining the forum. The best way to begin the process at this point is just to email info at tapeproject dot com with a request and a few words about your interest in tape playback in the home.
Reel to Reel Tape Machines / New reel to reel tape recorders
« Last post by cdmagnetics on January 10, 2019, 09:15:03 am »
Hi! My name is Antonia. I am 22 years old and my team of three is sharing our love for tape by updating the old recorder.

I'm on a three-person team co-starting a company called Central Dogma Magnetics where we're building brand new reel to reel tape recorders.

Our prototype is mechanically complete and will be electrically complete in February/March.

My question to you is how long has tape been in your family? Are you the only one interested in it? Have you encouraged your young family members to embrace it?
Tape Project Albums - general / TP-002 Dave Alvin
« Last post by High and Outside on December 03, 2018, 10:50:54 pm »
On the shelves
Tape Project Albums - general / TP-009 Mose Allison back in stock
« Last post by High and Outside on November 27, 2018, 09:09:38 pm »
Mose Allison--Creek Bank

Glad to have this one back.
Tape Project Albums - general / Re: TP-014 Church Windows back in stock
« Last post by High and Outside on November 27, 2018, 09:07:52 pm »
Aaaand once again...

We've got 'em on the shelves.
Did this ever happen? As a charter subscriber I don't recall receiving anything as mentioned in the post. Thanks.
Tape Project Albums - general / TP-008 Bill Evans Waltz For Debby in stock
« Last post by High and Outside on September 25, 2018, 10:15:48 am »
Yes, it's back in stock.
Tape Tech / Re: How to Align Otari MX 5050 BII
« Last post by docb on August 20, 2018, 01:42:19 pm »
A scope with an X-Y display is the best way to align a head, using a Lissajous figure. It's much easier and more precise than using the VU meters.
Tape Tech / How to Align Otari MX 5050 BII
« Last post by jcmusic on July 18, 2018, 06:38:39 am »
My question is how do I go about aligning my deck while having the direct head wiring out to my tape pre? Since I have the deck setup this way I have lost the meter functions, so I need advice on how to align???
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