Would you let us know what the "full meal deal" is for your 909 when you get it back?
Did you send your 1050 to Jeff Jacobs?
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I sent it to a guy named Bernard Morrisey in Illinois.
I hope to get the 909 back soon. It's been in the shop for a month.
I'm getting antsy to run my 7.5 ips pre-recorded copy of Tubualr Bells!
My Studer B67MKII is in superb condition these days and my recordings onto tape, to my ears, are about as good as they're going to get. This of course depends on the condition of the vinyl, but from CD, to me, they are faultless.
Yes, using the tube tape head preamp I build and sell.
Adding a playback head bypass is not a trivial thing, it is easier to make things worse than to enjoy any external playback preamp, be it tube or solid state.
For those in the know to come up with a working tape head or phono cartridge preamp is perhaps not that difficult, aka trivial.....however, to end up with a well performing preamp, and not just a well designed circuit, but also a well laid out and built enclosure, which is just as important (sometimes even more so), for a high gain preamp, is perhaps not such a trivial thing to easily get right.
Cramming it all into a box without much thought will inevitably always result in a negative outcome!
Just got my RT 909 out of the shop yesterday. It's recapped, adjusted and the bias has been set for ATR MDS 36 tape.
It looks and sounds great. So far I've only ran some pre-recorded tapes on it but will do some recording today.
The 7.5 ips pre-record of Tubular Bells sounded really super.