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Old 11-13-2015, 10:52 AM
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what does this head remind to you?

as thread's title says... what does this head remind to you?






it's sort of a quiz... details later.


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Old 11-13-2015, 11:32 AM
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Canon Head have the same one in my Tandberg 3014A
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:49 AM
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i thought the same as you...

even if i don't have any Tandberg decks, i've generally seen this kind of head only on the TOTL Tandberg models (3014, 3014A, 910, 911)...
and so it's a Canon head?

funny that this head is into an old and extremely basic 2heads deck!
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:36 PM
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Alps Head?

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Yes, looks like ALPS.
The plastic base looks like Pioneer CT-200 or 300.
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:33 PM
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Reminded me of these guys...

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Old 11-13-2015, 01:48 PM
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LOOL!


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Yes, looks like ALPS.
The plastic base looks like Pioneer CT-200 or 300.
no, Pioneer CT-200 would be a much better deck than the one with this head, which is a very very basic and fully mechanical piano key deck from the (late?) 70's.

anyway, it's surprising that on a PB FR test this head (into its own deck) showed a way too much extended response for a 2head deck like that... it goes up to 23-24Khz which is generally something i see only on 3head decks... then this head should have the typical very thin gap of the PB head of a 3heads deck and, if so, it would be quite poor in recording as recording needs a much wider gap.
unfortunately, this deck needs some work on electronics as it doesn't record too well and it also has a noticeable hum on playback (some too old capacitors perhaps? )

But what i really wonder is why they did mount such kind of head on an extremely basic deck?
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Old 11-13-2015, 02:21 PM
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They wanted to build a nice 2 head deck ?
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Old 11-13-2015, 02:29 PM
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They wanted to build a nice 2 head deck ?
LOOL.... with a good head only and nothing else of any remarkable quality?
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Old 11-13-2015, 05:16 PM
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Think its in my Tandberg TCD440A also as a PB head. Measuring frequency curves the usb interface cuts of at 19.300hz but yes, quite extended response there.
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Old 11-14-2015, 05:49 AM
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on this crappy 2heads deck here... PB FR of this head was flat until around 21Khz and the -3dB point was around 23-24Khz... but i forgot to say that the head was recently relapped. ;)

btw, has anyone any idea about the alloy used for this head?
i doubt it's a common permalloy one as it needed a LOT of work to eliminate that light groove it had before...

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Old 11-14-2015, 09:57 AM
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This head, is on the Aurex PC-G2?

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Old 11-14-2015, 10:04 AM
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no... it's on Sanyo RD3510M... a quite poor old deck which is also quite a bit rare, btw.
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:32 PM
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SANYO RD-3510 from 1979. This one has no metal tape selector and the fitted head is a Permalloy head.

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yes, infact mine is RD3510M not RD3510 without the M like on that picture...
the M version must be the updated version which is metal capable, infact i have also metal setting on tape type selector and, possibly they also changed the heads, who knows?
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Old 11-16-2015, 02:49 AM
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That is not a permalloy head.
It has to be sendust.
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Let's not jump to too many conclusions here. Just because the head looks like that in a Tandberg TCD-3014 doesn't mean it's the same or even of similar quality. The same example can be given of so many different heads that look alike in machines of very contrasting qualities.

I do have to admit this head at least looks like that fitted into the Tandbergs mentioned in this thread.

Big Japanese companies have on occasion done strange things. Perhaps they secured a great deal on these heads (if they really are superb) and used them on this basic deck. As some of you may recall, Sanyo had their upmarket 'Plus' series around this time. It was gear that was way underrated mostly because it bore the Sanyo name. There were also cassette decks in this series. This begs the obvious question: did they use heads of this caliber on their upmarket decks too? If yes, this could support the theory that this is a superb head. If not, then the possible conclusions are one of two: either the head really isn't as good as it looks, or they scored the steal of the century cost wise, and therefore simply plunked an amazing head in to a very basic machine.
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I agree that it looks exactly like the PB head in Tandberg TCD-44A/3014/3014A/910/911 - which is in fact a sendust head; see this thread.

But the Canon head used in these Tandbarg decks would make for a mediocre recording head - it has a narrow gap, probably around 1μm, and is electrically and magnetically optimized for playback. It would be a strange design decision indeed to use this for a combined rec/pb head.

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