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TEAC X-7R Repair Project

TEAC X-7R Reel-to-Reel circa 1979.

This little project has been a lot of fun. While I have played around with reel-to-reel recorders before, this is the first one I have had to work on by myself. Our friends Julia and Dan were moving to LA and had to get rid of some of their possessions before the long drive cross country. So I acquired this unit (and a few Waylon Jennings tapes) for free. It needed some work though. Namely a new drive belt and some basic adjustments. Otherwise, it’s in immaculate condition, and a real joy to have around now.

Read and see more on my Flickr page dedicated to the project.


By jjdeprisco

Sonic explorer, sound artist, guitarist in Fricknadorable, software designer.