Earlier this summer I bought a box of a dozen or so 8 track cartridges in the expectation that at some point I would get a player.
This was mine for just £3. No surprise that it doesn’t work. Let’s fix that. Continue reading “Eight Track Player Wien 8TD3”
That was the rhetoric of the record companies back in the seventies. It was a two pronged attack on their profits. Radio and Vinyl. Continue reading “Home taping is killing music”
This was another £2 boot sale purchase. The seller told me it was working perfectly. He lied. * Continue reading “Panasonic RQ SX45 portable cassette player belt change”
This model 3279K cassette deck was bought for just a few quid from a boot sale last summer. On closer inspection it’s a bit pants.
Only really worth stripping for parts. So, what can we salvage? Continue reading “Bounty from Ferguson Cassette Deck strip down”
My Sony WM-EX662 Cassette Walkman just doesn’t seem to work as well as my similar WM-EX550.
It has had a belt change, but still suffers from flutter. Recently it has also developed problems with the controls. This turned out to be complex to understand, but easily fixed. Continue reading “Sony Walkman WM-EX662 benefits from Aiwa parts”
I recon it’s about 75 miles. Of course, it depends how you measure it.
Continue reading “Bohemian Rhapsody. How long is it?”
Mostly, when I’m fixing old audio gear, I prevail. However, on this occasion my luck ran out.
I very nearly got this one working. Continue reading “Aiwa PX 457 portable cassette player belt change ends in tears”
All seemed well with this cassette deck after I changed the belts and calibrated speed.
Then, without notice after about an hour of use, it just stopped dead. Chic denied!
Continue reading “Sony TC-204SD Cassette Deck. Motor Refurbishment”
I bought this a few weeks ago for just £20. It didn’t work so I ordered new belts.
Time to fit them and see if anything else is wrong. Continue reading “Sony TC-204 SD belt change and speed calibration.”
Last Sunday was particularly lucky for picking up audio stuff.
This was my haul of goodies. Three Cassette players, a minidisc, remote control and a portable record player. Continue reading “Good haul at the Boot Sale”