Tapeheads Tape, Audio and Music Forums
High quality analog audio tape for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Go Back   Tapeheads Tape, Audio and Music Forums > Tape, Taping and Tape Machines > Cassette

Cassette All discussions pertaining to cassette decks. These include general usage, recording, playback and service questions. For subjects related to tape itself, see the Cassette Tape subforum under this one. Obscure service subjects that don't quite fit go in the Help and Do It Yourself subforum.

Donate to Tapeheads!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-11-2014, 10:06 AM
eaglesfan723 eaglesfan723 is offline
TapeHeads Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1
Pioneer Elite CT-91 Issue

Hello All,

New to the forum but have several cassette tape decks, however My Pioneer Elite CT-91 is playing just a little fast not chip monk fast but a little fast. Can this be fixed without taking it to a tech? Thanks for any advice.
  #2  
Old 08-11-2014, 10:45 AM
Skywavebe's Avatar
Skywavebe Skywavebe is offline
Skywave Tape Deck Repair
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bensenville, IL
Posts: 14,501
Yes and No.
Yes, you can do the adjustment at home IF you have an alignment tape and the wow and flutter meter or frequency counter. The adjustment should be detailed in the service manual and is very easy- first clean tape path and make sure you do not have old belts otherwise you are chasing a ghost.

No- With no tools such as an alignment tape and measuring equipment off to the Technician it goes otherwise you are more likely to get close but not as exact as that deck can be.
__________________
Best regards,

Sam Palermo, BSEE , ProSquad Member
Skywave Tape Deck Repair- Chicago area
(630)616-0932 Office/ Email skywavebe@sbcglobal.net
Past Teac/Tascam Lead Service Technician at Chicago Factory Service, Sony too still doing repairs.
http://s609729863.onlinehome.us/tape...uipment-repair
  #3  
Old 08-11-2014, 11:12 AM
scan80269's Avatar
scan80269 scan80269 is offline
Serious Tapehead
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northern California, USA
Posts: 892
There is free software available for checking playback speed:

http://www.techmind.org/audio/#mustun

An accurate speed alignment cassette is needed, and of course a PC with soundcard to run the software.

For TH members interested in DIY tape speed adjustment, I wonder if someone can offer a 3KHz speed alignment cassette at reasonable cost as a service to members, for example within $25 USD. For speed checking only the tape doesn't need to be full track.

For example, someone with a fully serviced Nakamichi Dragon or Revox B215 can simply record a 3KHz tone onto a good C-60 cassette with quality shell and it should be usable for speed adjustment purposes, and possibly even with low enough residual W&F for deck wow & flutter measurements.
  #4  
Old 08-11-2014, 11:53 AM
A.N.T.'s Avatar
A.N.T. A.N.T. is offline
Serious Tapehead
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cheshire UK
Posts: 3,978
Quote:
Originally Posted by scan80269 View Post
There is free software available for checking playback speed:

http://www.techmind.org/audio/#mustun

An accurate speed alignment cassette is needed, and of course a PC with soundcard to run the software.

For TH members interested in DIY tape speed adjustment, I wonder if someone can offer a 3KHz speed alignment cassette at reasonable cost as a service to members, for example within $25 USD. For speed checking only the tape doesn't need to be full track.

For example, someone with a fully serviced Nakamichi Dragon or Revox B215 can simply record a 3KHz tone onto a good C-60 cassette with quality shell and it should be usable for speed adjustment purposes, and possibly even with low enough residual W&F for deck wow & flutter measurements.
Actually, there is free software available for checking playback speed and W&F measurement.

Cheers

Alex

P.S. - if there is enough demand for it (at least ten tapes ordered), I may do a special run of speed tapes for Tapeheads members only on, say, C-20 cassettes at 20 + postage. To save on postage to the US I can send a number of tapes to one member and he would distribute tapes further. That way postage to the US can be as low as 1.20 per tape if I send 10 tapes in one parcel.
  #5  
Old 08-14-2014, 12:02 PM
A.N.T.'s Avatar
A.N.T. A.N.T. is offline
Serious Tapehead
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cheshire UK
Posts: 3,978
Quote:
Originally Posted by A.N.T. View Post
P.S. - if there is enough demand for it (at least ten tapes ordered), I may do a special run of speed tapes for Tapeheads members only on, say, C-20 cassettes at 20 + postage. To save on postage to the US I can send a number of tapes to one member and he would distribute tapes further. That way postage to the US can be as low as 1.20 per tape if I send 10 tapes in one parcel.
OK, I've recorded ten tapes and can offer these to Tapeheads members at 20 + postage. Details are here.

Cheers

Alex
Reply


Would you like to see your company or site here?  CONTACT US
For more Tapeheads affiliates and links, see the Links and Resources page.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pioneer ct-w59 elite vs Nak 481 mneitzel Cassette 0 11-24-2013 12:18 PM
PIONEER ELITE VSX-95 MacGyver Receivers, Amps, and Preamps - Solid-State 3 03-07-2013 11:09 PM
Pioneer Elite CT-91 belts jockwalker Cassette 7 08-07-2012 09:54 AM
Pioneer Elite CT-41 kingcrab Cassette 24 03-30-2011 04:30 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018, Tapeheads.Net. All rights reserved, no use of any element incorporated into this site without express written permission.