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Old 02-25-2015, 12:51 PM
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Teac 25-2 Needs Cabinet

Here's a pic of the 25-2 I got last month. It needs a cabinet! Not sure what I'll do yet but thinking along the lines of a classic laid-down tape unit with the electronics mounted overhead but I'm open to other ideas. The two-unit traveling cases that the 7300RX came in is also something I'm considering. It has 19" rack mount rails on both units but those can be removed.

This deck was neglected and not very functional when I got it but is now doing pretty well. I made a quick recording of my guitar playing last night using the microphone mixer that's part of the electronics unit and it came out sounding very good using some old tape.

Still need to calibrate it and get some good tape (waiting on those). I got the 15 ips MRL tape and did a quick run-through and the frequency response looked good but with some drop off on the right channel above 10k. I was surprised to see a low frequency drop-off at 32 Hz of about 3dB but that follows the frequency chart in the SM.

Tested both "A" and "B" pairs of inputs and both work but need adjusting. Tried the dBx but that sounded way out--very low and muffled--and needs adjusting or more.
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:39 PM
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Try Mid Atlantic. The do racks and cabinets for rack mount gear and non rack mount, including slide out bays that lock in place, of all sizes and shapes.

There are a lot of used Mid Atlantic cabinets on eBay do audio and computer servers and such.

I think bay width is the same ans is adjustable with filler panels, trip caps, finish pieces and hardware.

If you can dream it they sell it!
They even come on casters and with doors if you spec them that way.

Nice deck, by the by.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:34 PM
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Thanks! Did a quick look and Mid Atlantic looks like they make great products but I didn't see anything for R2Rs.

There's a company on Ebay (divineprocenter) that makes custom carts for R2Rs that looks good.

However, I'm more into a DIY project unless I see something that I really like for a good price.
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