4 years ago#1
Ken in Dallas
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I'm looking for a competent (I've found 1 or 2 who aren't) repair facility for reel to reel tape decks in the Dallas or Fort Worth, Texas vicinity. Any suggestions? Please and Thanks!!!

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4 years ago#2
monkeywork
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Contact a local AM radio station and find out who the engineer is. Ask them who they use.

They'll know who knows their stuff.

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3 years ago#3
Gary
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I am also looking for someone to work on my reel to reel. I called one well known professional company and asked if they ever heard of ReVox or Studer reel to reel recorders and they replied that they hadn't--but they knew of Teac, Tascam, and Sony recorders. Red lights flashed and so if you had any luck locating someone knowledgeable in Dallas could you let me know?

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3 years ago#4
jordesign
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Did you ever find anyone? I can give you the name of a gentleman that does a lot of analog repairs out of his home. he worked for Hillcrest audio for a number of years and has services my tube amps and turntables and is super knowledgeable. My guess is that he would also service R2R. His company is called Classic Audio. His name is Les Simms. If you need his number shoot me an email <email>

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2 years ago#5
Tom
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I need a repair shop for my 4 channel Sony reel to reel (circa 1975)recorder. I'd appreciate your contact information for the ex-Hillcrest High Fidelity guy.

Thanks.

Tom Stumpf
<email>

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2 years ago#6
Jordesign
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I spoke to him about 3 weeks ago since I also have a R2R that needs work... Turns out he does not work on them... Dallas Vintage Audio does do repairs. Have you tried them? http://www.dallasvintageaudio.com/

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2 years ago#7
Tom
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Jordesign:

Thanks - their website is a walk back in time. Before I bring my Sony in I'll look in the attic for some '70's clothes to wear so I can feel right at home.

If my memory doesn't fail me, I'll drop everyone a note about my experience.

Tom

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2 years ago#8
tom
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did you get your recorder fixed? i tried the website but it is not up anymore. I would appreciate any phone numbers etc for someone to replace the belts on my machine.

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2 years ago#9
Jim
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I just purchased a Revox A77, has anyone found a good service/repair shop?
If not, I have a friend that works at a radio station and will look for a reference.

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2 years ago#10
Tom
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Yes. They fixed my 4 channel Sony reel-to-reel. It took about 6 weeks because they had to wait for a part to arrive from New York. So far the repair is holding up well.

I recommend them although their website being down seems a little unsettling. The phone number I used to contact them is <phone> .

Good luck.

Tom

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2 years ago#11
Tom
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One more comment - they bill themselves as "Dallas Vintage Audio" even though they are in Bedford.

209 Bedford Road, Bedford Texas 76022 to be exact.

Finally, my repair bill was $125. which I thought was reasonable.

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2 years ago#12
Jim
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Thanks so much, I'll give them a call - they seem very reasonable.
Jim

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2 years ago#13
Tom
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Jim:

I'd be curious as to how it works out for you.

Tom

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2 years ago#14
wallkaz
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Please only post your question once

Thank you

wallkaz

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2 years ago#15
Thursty1
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Thanks for the lead on tape deck repairs. Dallas Vintage Video in Bedford is practically next door to me in Hurst and he will work on my Akai X200D as well as my Realistic 9098 7 inch reel to reel recorders, both 4 track. He says it will take about 2 weeks to get them back. I thought I was going to have to ship one off to Illinois or Ohio. I think you have saved my day. I'll try to let you know about my experience. I have been needing these reel machine repairs since '06. You guys are GREAT! Thanks again!
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12 months ago#16
Gus
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Would like his phone number, please. Have 2 Akais bought in Japan by my father during the Vietnam era. Thanks

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6 months ago#17
skywaveTDR
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I would see if Rolf at Vintage TX is not doing repairs still he was doing a lot last I knew. The Akai brand has come across my bench in the last few months and I have stopped taking them in because of no parts- heads , most of the heads on then are worn out lifetime or not and they are poorly constructed. You are better off buying a Teac or Pioneer that has been restored than to fix those. I have been working on decks for 40 plus years so I have seen a lot of them to develop this opinion.

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3 months ago#18
James Fay
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Hey i have two bi.tage teach reel to reel recorders from the 1950a along with Mic and several music reels for dale. One reel is a right hour pre recorded night session from February 1958 where the 58 Chevy was first announced on national radio along with first time ever played songs by such artists as little Ritchie. Aretha Franklin, Frankie Avalon etc. both reel to feels are in great shape and work fine. Asking. 400.00 for everything. Am a Vietnam very with Parkinson disease and needing my meds refilled. Don't really want to sell them but health comes first214 664 6380

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