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 Post subject: Fisher Console R2R supplier?
PostPosted: Jan Fri 24, 2020 1:33 am 
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Picked up a Fisher Regent from 1967, this has the provision for the R2R ... I know Panosonic made them for Magnavox, but no clue who made them for Fisher... In fact I have never seen one on a fisher...can anyone enlighten me?
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I think I remember a Fisher console with the Ampex tape deck that featured "automatic threading" with a hidden takeup reel.
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K7MCG wrote:
I think I remember a Fisher console with the Ampex tape deck that featured "automatic threading" with a hidden takeup reel.
-Chuck


Here is what that Ampex "Automatic Threading" deck looked like.


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Console R2R supplier?
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Hidden take up reel? I guess I don't understand that concept ... were these only 2 track players? how would you flip the tape over to listen to the other side?.. the sales brochure for this year shows a Tandberg R2R... guess what ever supplier came in the cheapest won the contract for that particular run...


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Here's an image from a 1967 catalog showing that R2R in the President, the Executive, and the Statesman, however the Regent shows a different model, the elusive Fisher Model M70.

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That Fisher R-R looks like a Tandberg !

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PostPosted: Jan Fri 31, 2020 3:07 am 
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I'm leaning towards Philips.

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Ampex 1100:
TU cover removable, could take conventional TU reel. The auto-thread reel had vertical teeth that caught the tape when you passed it through the slot. Machine was (tone) auto-reverse, that's how you played 'the other side'.

Since Ampex belts had to stretch to accomodate 3 motor pulley sizes, the belts would soon stretch to where they were no longer usable. At Ampex-Hawaii, I fixed the same ones over and over. At least once, the belts stretched just while the recorder sat on the 'wait for cust pickup' shelf (I replaced them again free). Worst, if the machine quit because of belts and the customer let it sit before fixing, the belts melted into tar, gumming up the whole works. In hindsight, Ampex should have foregone the 1 7/8 speed, used a tension compensator with a sturdier belt or better, a 2-speed motor. And there's no excuse for using the same stretch/melt belt for the reel drives. All in all, not the thorough think-through you might expect from Ampex.

Not familiar with Philips, but the other 'Fisher' seems to have the Tandberg up-down-left-right transport control. Both these machines were good for slapping a tape on and playing from one end to the other, but mechanical controls very clunky if you wanted to 'jockey' the tape in any way.

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The tape player above is a Luxor.
https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php ... ed.546242/

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egg wrote:
The tape player above is a Luxor.
https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php ... ed.546242/

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Sure tis. :)

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Although not sure about 1967, I'm pretty sure that the 1962 Fisher President I had once had an Ampex 1250 r2r in it, along with a Miracord TT and 400-CX, SA-300-B, and R-200 electronics. Wish I could still pick those up consoles for $150!


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