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Max The Magnificent
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Re: YESS!!!
Max The Magnificent   6/25/2014 10:16:34 AM
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@tig1: I hope when he's done he posts a copy of the schematics, because i'd love to do a conversion like that.

I am up to my armpits in alligators fighting fires without a paddle at the moment (I never metaphor I didn't like :-)   But I'll try to remember to get back in touch with him and ask him how it's going and if he will share the results of his work with the rest of us.

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Max The Magnificent   6/25/2014 10:14:27 AM
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@tig1: Hi, i got it off of Ebay. Here's a pic of it...

Ooohhhh, Tasty!!!

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tig1   6/24/2014 7:52:56 PM
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Hi, i got it off of Ebay. Here's a pic of it,

 

webster 80-1

  I hope when he's done he posts a copy of the schematics, because i'd love to do a conversion like that. I just mentioned it to ppl at work and they're just as excited as i am about finding audio treasures from the past.

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Re: YESS!!!
Max The Magnificent   6/23/2014 9:46:13 AM
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@tig1: Has he finished this , does anyone know?

I've not heard -- do you have photos of the one you picked up? Where did you find it?

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Re: It's still in the basement...
Max The Magnificent   6/23/2014 9:45:02 AM
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@careerEE: I discovered recordings of my Grampa's barbershop group singing on the radio, and also found a recording of my dad teaching my youngest uncle to talk.

Sorry for the delay in my response -- I just now saw this comment -- I can only imagine how wonderful it was when you brought these sounds back from the past.

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YESS!!!
tig1   6/22/2014 12:09:05 AM
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I just picked one of these up and the first thing i wondered was how good these could be made with todays technology. Different head design, record mp3"s, record video?? 

  Has he finished this , does anyone know?

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It's still in the basement...
careerEE   10/1/2013 5:21:52 PM
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Being the only EE in my extended family, I inherited my grandparent's broken console-model wire recorder.  In a burst of energy in my 30's, I pulled the electronics out, replaced a broken tube or two, then got it working.  Because the motor bearings and transmission were worn out, it ran under-speed, and all the voices were low and slow.  Powering it from a variac transformer, dialed up above 110Vac, I was able to 'tune' the speed, so that Grampa's voice sounded right.  But it took about 5 muffin fans aimed at the electronics and motor, to keep it from thermal meltdown.

I discovered recordings of my Grampa's barbershop group singing on the radio, and also found a recording of my dad teaching my youngest uncle to talk.

Dubbed over to cassette tape, those copies made great Christmas gifts for the extended family that year.

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alzie   9/20/2013 3:22:52 PM
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Right Max,
I still dont know what i want to be when i grow up!
 
 
Re: Wire Recorder 
Max The Magnificent   9/20/2013 2:59:23 PM
 
 
"But I refuse to get any older -- I'm going to hold at my current age for the next 100 years or so -- good grief, I'm only just starting my third chaildhood!"
 


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Max The Magnificent   9/20/2013 2:59:23 PM
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@alzie: I started out with tape recording half a century ago...

Doesn't it feel strange saying stuff like that? It's like when I'm talking about my friend Brian Bailey and I say: "I attended a class Brian gave on SCAN technology around 30 years ago and I still have the notes."

But I refuse to get any older -- I'm going to hold at my current age for the next 100 years or so -- good grief, I'm only just starting my third chaildhood!

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rich.pell   9/20/2013 2:55:12 PM
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Agreed, well-encoded MP3s are a big step up from cassette tape (like well-recorded CDs were over vinyl)!  However the bulk of my music library is stored as FLAC files.

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