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  1. Haggy38

    Fostex PD606

    Well guys, No worries, I just found the DVD drive on eBay pretty cheap, I will use this machine just for home stereo music recording and amusement. Gustavo
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    Fostex PD606

    Hi guys, so I found a nice Fostex PD606 in good condition, unfortunately the DVD Ram unit it’s faulty, anyone knows where can I get a replacement? Or a good usen one? i just wanted to use it to record music. Thanks, Gustavo
  3. I would love to meet Mr Dugan, my Nagra III sure needs more maintenance, unfortunately I live so far (Bogotá) it’s financially impossible to me to send it to the real experts, so I got to work with I have locally and you guys. Gustavo
  4. Hi guys, Long time since my las post, hope you all are doing fine in this weird times. Just to share my story, my Nagra III started to develop a rumbling sound in the motor, I was shocked when I was reading all the process to replace the internal bearing, special tools and lots and lots of courage!! Then I just read the manual and I found an interesting section “Dirty Commutator “ so it was a simple process and without the brushes I can confirm it wasn’t the bearing..... I just proceed with the cleaning with deoxit and get rid off the brushes dust between commutator section with an exacto knife, in my case That was it!!! A beautiful silent 58 years old motor, lots of torque, full rewinding, etc. Just cleaning!! A humble advice, start with the easy one. And there’s she is, beautiful and silent with new reels this time. Gustavo
  5. Hi guys, Long time since my last post, I got to say I really love my Nagra actually I'm using it very often and this is the final display show..... Regards, Gustavo
  6. Hi guys, A short video of my beautiful Nagra III, finally with its oown psu and tuchel connector, it's amazing how she sounds, pretty happy guy, hope you guys use and enjoy your Nagra recorders......
  7. Hi Mike, I would love to but they're almost impossible to get and wayyyyy to expensive, I'm just grateful to have a 1963 working machine and probably in the future the BM-2 mixer...... Regards, Gustavo
  8. My beautiful Nagra III with few reels, she looks lovely or what, new tuchel connector ready!!
  9. Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone here can help with the Nagra III service manual, I'm looking the head azimuth adjustment in particular. Thanks, Gustavo
  10. I'm not expert at all, but I do used lots of reel to reel machines a long these years, let me tell you how gratefully I am with the sound quality of a Nagra 1963 mono recorder, I'm not discussing terms of practicality or hi fi quality, just a beautiful vintage piece of machinery working as it should. It took me years to afford one and I love it! The thing is this machines are in high demand now, not sure if is just for the looks or history or audio quality. Gustavo
  11. Hi Jez, I'm glad you're getting interest in those machines, they're truly beautiful recoding/playback gadgets from 80s, by the way a good Sony WM D6C can be as expensive as a Nagra. I finally was able to get a tuchel connector for the external power supply, new fresh LPR35 tape, beautiful 7in aluminum reels and a gooseneck lamp for a dramatic illumination !
  12. You are right the Walkman precursor was the Sony Bm-12(78), it looks very similar to the TCM 600B(79-81) though. Gustavo
  13. Thanks, actually this is the Sony TCM 600B, the pre cursor of the TPS L2, the same mechanism but the recording factor and mono, I do really love the evolution till the 90s when the Logic series appears, most beautiful and Japanese micro technology. And the great but delicate Sony TCD D8 Dat walkman....
  14. Hi Philip, Well thanks, time to get a new microphone then..... Gustavo
  15. So, what should I do if want to connect a regular microphone? Should I get an adaptor. Thanks. Gustavo
  16. I was checking my Nagra III microphone connector, this one looks weird and its been altered?? Gustavo
  17. Thanks, I do really love my Sony TC D5 ProII, I still got my D6C as well, great machines.
  18. Hi guys, its me again, I've been doing some nice 60s-70- classic rock recordings and I really love the Nagra III sound, but I do live in paradise and want to do some nature, birds recordings now, not sure what type of microphone should I get? Budget please.... Im still using my trusted Sony TC D5 ProII professional cassette recorder and enjoying with nice Walkmans I've collected.... but it's time to move to Nagra!!! Gustavo
  19. Hi Mike, Thanks for the offer, no budget for now..... Gustavo
  20. Hi Guys, Nagra III project is done, small details. Playback RCA to Banana is working perfectly, just hooked it up to my Pioneer Rack and sounds fantastic even at lowest speed, very happy now. Thanks to all you guys for the tips!! Gustavo
  21. Thanks Dela for the clarification, I would like to see the pilot working just on playback but it's intended for other use.... Gustavo
  22. Last night I did some light reading regarding the pilot from Nagra III, I saw some videos and some of them the pilot works on playback, could be any modification or just an update on later models? Is there any way to do it? Gustavo
  23. Hi Jez, Sorry for any confusion here, I wasn't sure if I should sum Right and Left input signal on one cable or will be the same as using one of them for recording, I know it's a mono machine but music as far as I know is not exactly the same on both channels. Its merely for display and joy, not performance. Gustavo Completely agreed with you Philip, that BMII mixer its beautiful, probably in the future I will consider buy it, it took me years to wait for the right moment and budget to buy this Nagra III, they're high audio collectors demand and prices are proportional. Gustavo
  24. Hahahaha I hate that reel already as well, it's wearing plastic 7in and tomorrow arrives the 5in ones, next picture will be better.....promise!! Gustavo
  25. Hi Philip, Heads still got some live fortunately, just deoxit all potentiometers and deep cleaning, it sounds amazing!! I will just do a couple of tapes for occasional playback, I got some 7in reels and this week will receive 5in, actually I just bought a beautiful metal reels, it will look astonishing!! Regardind the Nagra mixer, wow way to expensive for me...... Thanks for the tips. Gustavo
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