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Old 01-10-2017, 04:01 PM
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R2R, Horizontal versus Vertical Transport

Is there any advantage/disadvantage in placing the transport horizontally?

The transport and electronics on my machine can be separated. And I am considering whether to reconfigure the position of the transport.
I sort of like the way horizontal looks to my eyes, but if there are any problems, please let me know.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:17 PM
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Discussed at length here: http://www.tapeheads.net/showthread.php?t=37657

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Old 01-10-2017, 06:04 PM
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Oh, yes, I should have known.
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It's easier to clean the heads when they are facing you. You need horizontal if you're marking and cutting tape. You can load pancakes on a single flange, platter-style if you want.
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:13 AM
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The way a deck is designed to vent may determine hor-vert setup.
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Many vertical machines were designed to minimize the footprint of the unit - especially in home applications. Horizontal or console mounted machines typically were more biased for studio/professional uses (such as aforementioned ease of maintenance and editing) where there were fewer constraints on space.
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It depends on how the deck was designed. Some machines have a thrust bearing on the rear of the capstan / flywheel shaft to support it in the horizontal position. Some do not have this bearing and should only be run vertical.
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