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Old 12-23-2016, 10:06 PM
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New tape deck - Uher Report 4400

Hi all.
I recently bought a Uher Report 4400 IC portable reel to reel deck off eBay.
I really love it, it records & plays great, after replacing the belts in it.
Was originally purchased in 1975 by a Swiss guy who emigrated to Australia.
I bought it off him, with the original receipt & schematic diagram.
I have been testing it out with several different microphones, very interesting.
The sound quality at 7 1/2 IPS is pretty good.
I know it is not quite a Nagra, but was a lot cheaper than one of those !
The Uher Report decks are well made & sturdy, it can run off D cells, or an external mains plug pack I made up.
I will be doing lots of field recordings with this unit, I already have a fair bit of family life recordings done.
Great to have a reel to reel deck that I can use anywhere!

Cheers, Chris.
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:08 PM
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:49 AM
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Congrats! The stereo versions are considerably more expensive than the mono ones - 4000 (1/2-track mono) routinely go for as little as 10 or 15 Euros and rarely more than 30. Then try finding a stereo one for less than 150!
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:48 AM
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Hi Ragnar.
I really love the Uher 4400. Only cost me $49 AUD.
However, the L channel is faulty, I suspect bad caps on the main board, so will try replacing these soon.
The R channel works fine though. I have used it a lot so far for mono field recordings, using many different types of microphones.
Have made recordings of my family, and various outdoor sounds.
Recording some thunderstorms was cool.
So far, l love the Sennheiser MD405 as a general purpose mic, great sound.
The Sony ECM979 & ECM969 are great mics for outdoor recordings.
I would love to get another 4400 one day.
Cheers, Chris.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:52 AM
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I nice recorder - it uses an IC amplifier (thus the name), non IC models used discrete parts - that is the only difference (apart from some cosmetic changes).

I have myself the 4200 (nonIC), which may also be used for mono tapes, should I ever need this.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:23 AM
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Hi Ragnar.
I really love the Uher 4400. Only cost me $49 AUD.
However, the L channel is faulty, I suspect bad caps on the main board, so will try replacing these soon.
The R channel works fine though. I have used it a lot so far for mono field recordings, using many different types of microphones.
Have made recordings of my family, and various outdoor sounds.
Recording some thunderstorms was cool.
So far, l love the Sennheiser MD405 as a general purpose mic, great sound.
The Sony ECM979 & ECM969 are great mics for outdoor recordings.
I would love to get another 4400 one day.
Cheers, Chris.
I'd say this qualifies as a steal, you're lucky!
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