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!!!
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.
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?
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>
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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> .
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.
Thanks so much, I'll give them a call - they seem very reasonable.
I'd be curious as to how it works out for you.
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Would like his phone number, please. Have 2 Akais bought in Japan by my father during the Vietnam era. Thanks
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.
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