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 Post subject: Re: Reel to Reel - Akai 1710
PostPosted: Feb Thu 28, 2019 12:40 am 
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dberman51 wrote:
But you can safely go with a higher voltage rating. You will probably have to -- AC run capacitors have higher voltage ratings today.

-David

Agreed...

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 Post subject: Re: Reel to Reel - Akai 1710
PostPosted: Mar Fri 15, 2019 12:25 pm 
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Bad Grease for sure..... AND probably bad belts. Sometimes the thing warms up, including the old belts, and they can start slipping. I am guessing you're suffering from both conditions.

Don't overlook the other rubber parts, particularly the pinch roller

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 Post subject: Re: Reel to Reel - Akai 1710
PostPosted: Apr Mon 01, 2019 10:26 pm 
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Hey Trader Dave
As the above post by Barry said: Check that pinch roller. It may look fine, but if its like most rollers, the rubber should have a little give to it when pressed. My recorder, different brand, the roller was as hard as a rock. In fact, I thought it was made of metal!. If that's the case, it could be slipping and causing the tape to wow. It did on mine. Cleaning didn't help. The rubber was rock solid,

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 Post subject: Re: Reel to Reel - Akai 1710
PostPosted: Apr Tue 02, 2019 12:06 am 
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On a single motor deck that uses tension on the supply reel to press the tape against the heads, a worn belt will slip causing speed issues particularly near the end of the tape.


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 Post subject: Re: Reel to Reel - Akai 1710
PostPosted: Apr Tue 02, 2019 12:15 am 
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hey Tube
I guess it's how some are designed. Dave's looks looks like a 60's model. I know on mine from the 50's, if that belt tension gets loose, the reel will stop, but the recorder will still play because the capstan is run from an idler wheel. If I am not near it, then tape will be stacking up all over the floor. I have since fixed it. Tilton flat fabric belts are almost impossible to find for mine. Dave's looks like thin rubber.

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 Post subject: Re: Reel to Reel - Akai 1710
PostPosted: Apr Tue 02, 2019 12:27 am 
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Yours must be a voice of music?


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 Post subject: Re: Reel to Reel - Akai 1710
PostPosted: Apr Tue 02, 2019 6:08 pm 
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Hey Tube.
I think its in that same family. Mine's a Pentron 9T3C. Their earliest model.
I only say that because I bought some parts from voice of music and they were alike.
Problem is getting FF belts. Flat fabric. not made. I got lucky and had a relative sew a few rewind belts from some material. Still on the first one 3 years later.

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