10.5 Reels

Just a feeler as I'm not sure if I'm actually getting this RTR.

The one I'm looking at does not come with reels, thankfully it has the hubs.

I have plenty 7" reels but no 10.5's.

If anyone has a couple they might be willing to sell down the road, let me know.

Much appreciated.

David


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,046
    edited July 27
    Do you "just" want a take up reel or do you want a reel with tape on it -- or both?



  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,888
    Take up reels would be fine for now.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,888
    Actually one with tape on it and one take up reel would be awesome.


  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 650
    Hey David - Which R2R you looking at?
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Theater
    Yamaha RX-Z9, Legacy Focus SE (same as 2 Channel system), Def Tech C/L/R 2500, Def Tech BP-2X, Def Tech Pro-Monitors, Vizio M-75

    Office
    Teac NP-H750, Parasound Ztuner, Audio Engine P4N, Grado SR80, Grado iGrado, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, PC running High Rez files

    Living Room
    Yamaha YSP-4100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 60"

    Bed Room
    Yamaha YSP-5100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 70"

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,046
    tratliff wrote: »
    Hey David - Which R2R you looking at?

    I was ahem curious, too :)

    Pretty sure I can come up with a take up reel for the price of postage (I'm assuming you're somewhere in the US). Most of the tape I have is scratch 'n' dent, so to speak (i.e., recorded tape of questionable provenance). I'd be happy to 'check stock' and send you one if I have some surplus, but it'll be luck of the draw in terms of both tape type & contents :p I would try hard not to send one suffering from SSS*, though.

    I do not have a strategic 10.5 inch tape reserve, unfortunately, so if you're looking for serious start-up supplies, I won't be able to help. :|

    Shoot me a PM if you wish. Always happy to be an enabler -- as much as my resources permit me to! ;)

    There is fresh production tape available that is reputed to be pretty good. Not cheap, but the price is commensurate with the value if one's serious about tape, I'd say.
    ______________
    * sticky-shed syndrome :(
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,888
    Mr. T.

    Looking at a GX 635D.

    Doc,

    Pm sent.

  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 650
    Let us know what you think.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Theater
    Yamaha RX-Z9, Legacy Focus SE (same as 2 Channel system), Def Tech C/L/R 2500, Def Tech BP-2X, Def Tech Pro-Monitors, Vizio M-75

    Office
    Teac NP-H750, Parasound Ztuner, Audio Engine P4N, Grado SR80, Grado iGrado, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, PC running High Rez files

    Living Room
    Yamaha YSP-4100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 60"

    Bed Room
    Yamaha YSP-5100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 70"

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,046
    :)

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  • pongshipongshi Posts: 370
    Vinyl may be a rabbit hole, but R2R is a sink hole :).
    Living Room (current 2 channel setup)
    Parasound Model 2250v2 amplifier
    Parasound P5 preamp
    Turntable 1 - Technics SL-1210Mk2 turntable with Shure V-15 Type III cartridge
    Turntable 2 - Dual 1229 turntable, Dual AS-12 45 RPM stacker, Shure V-15 Type III cartridge
    Schiit Mani Phono Preamp for Turntable 2
    Oppo UDP-205 CD/SACD USB and FLAC duties
    Technics RS-1500US reel to reel
    Dunlavy Audio Labs Signature Collection SC-IV loudspeakers (A set speakers)
    Definitive Technology Prosub 1000 subwoofer (Hooked to A set)
    Polk SDA SRS (2nd Gen) fully modded (B set speakers)
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,888
    Someone else got it.

    Still got a couple others I'm chasing.
  • Did you find tape and reels? I have Maxell UDXL tape and metal reels
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,888
    I found a Pioneer RT-1020 L that has some reels but thanks for the offer.
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,649
    Not sure why but I've been thinking about looking for a RTR. I loved cassette and had a 3M Wollensak portable RTR for a while but never had a decent RTR. Then I'd need some music to play on it...
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

    HT:
    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer: CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, Polk: RM7, Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,046
    edited September 14
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,888
    Sk

    I've enjoyed the ones I have.

    Mine are not great quality machines but they do work.

    For me, the engineering that went into these things along with listening to music and just watching the reels go round and round is the biggest thing I enjoy about them.

    I got lucky on my first one, it came with 15-20 unopened blank tapes which I've made a few recordings of my favorite songs.

    I would like to find a quad receiver someday.

    I'll send you a pm of one I know for sale that might make a good starter deck. It doesn't come with any reels but I have a few 7" reels I could send you if you decide to go down the RTR path.

    David
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,888
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    You can make your own 'music to play on it' once you have the deck! ;)

    The only problem with finding a "decent RTR" is financial. Buying a cheap used deck is like buying a cheap used Mercedes. As it is said:
    The most expensive car you'll ever own is a cheap Mercedes.

    For tape decks, one either buys restored (and pays for it), or one buys a hobby :|
    I have quite a few hobby pieces floating around here.

    I agree Doc.

    I just got lucky on most of the ones I have found.
    The RT 1020 L being a not so lucky one and go figure, it plays the 10.5" reels which is what I wanted. D'oh!!!
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