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Reel To Reel questions

Hello everyone:

I am hoping that I can get some input into a few questions that I have. My father has two reel/reel decks: One is a Concord 444 recorder/player; which works well. He also has a TEAC auto reverse deck which has been out of commission for awhile. I told him that I would transfer some his old reel/reel tape to CD (I have a Mackie 12 Channel board) and a background in A/V, Audio/Video production...so I have a pretty good idea of what I am doing; but wanted to get some input from this board.

1) Does anyone have any access to the original Concord 444 manual? I haven't been able to find one online yet.

2) What deck(s) would you reccommend for someone as myself who; with my background, has some old reel/reels to transfer to CD...I've looked periodically at TEAC,Tascam(have Tascam gear in my setup already) on ebay...would you reccomend buying off of ebay or ?

Any input would be appreciated.

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Reel to Reel Tape Deck

This is a question not a comment if that's OK? Look I have a Akia Reel to Reel Model No. 265D it has been a great machine. First used it for my personal use back in 1976, it's been my step-father's and no I have it along with another Akia that I have with this similar problem. These machines from Germany back in 1975.
OK now from what I found out by taking the back off and I also the front panel as well, the motor the runs the tape has stopped. It's been over a year sense it played and up to now I've trying to act like an technician without testing equipment and I hate to through it out because I guess the repairs are going to cost for a use one so I be buying someone else problems then I write back in the driver's seat sort-of-speak. So my question to you is,....your's opinion. I do Have another question: If it's just the motor then go for it. Question #3. Can you give me of anywhere I can go that can repair and service these types of machines in California? Thanks.

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This is a question not a comment if that's OK? Look I have a Akia Reel to Reel Model No. 265D it has been a great machine. First used it for my personal use back in 1976, it's been my step-father's and no I have it along with another Akia that I have with this similar problem. These machines from Germany back in 1975.
OK now from what I found out by taking the back off and I also the front panel as well, the motor the runs the tape has stopped. It's been over a year sense it played and up to now I've trying to act like an technician without testing equipment and I hate to through it out because I guess the repairs are going to cost for a use one so I be buying someone else problems then I write back in the driver's seat sort-of-speak. So my question to you is,....your's opinion. I do Have another question: If it's just the motor then go for it. Question #3. Can you give me of anywhere I can go that can repair and service these types of machines in California? Thanks.

I assume you mean Akai, which was a very popular Japanese tape deck in the 1970s. I used to have one. They were also sold as "Roberts" in the U.S.

Lots of luck finding any parts, other than rubber belts (which may be what you need). The rubber parts in these things will mostly have rotted after all this time.

The best bet might be to find a smilar machine on Ebay to cannbalize for parts.

www.manual-buddy.com seems to have a manual.

I suggest that you contact Sweetwater.com for info on possible repair or parts.

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