JVC TD-V661 Tape Calibration with 1996-97 Maxell XLII Cassette Tape

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JVC TD-V661 Tape Calibration with 1996-97 Maxell XLII Cassette Tape

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Pedro Perez
Pedro Perez 2 months ago

I wish I had one of those!

Kennynva
Kennynva 2 months ago

The lower JVC is like my JVC...and has the auto calibration in it...it is a JVC TD-W354

hirelingful
hirelingful 2 months ago

i bought a really cheap beat up denon DR-M11 about five years ago and put it in storage without even checking to see if it powered on. got around to trying it today: cleaned the exterior, heads/tape-path & cassette-well (this was disgusting; one of the worst i've seen). came out very nice -- the top cover isn't wonderful, but that doesn't matter in a shelf stack. anyway, i figured there'd be some stuff that needed fixing, but after a quick test, couldn't see any obvious speed or mechanical issues beyond a couple of scratchy pots. isn't that odd for a deck from c.1984? of course, i've no idea of the machine's history...

all that to say, now that i have a working deck set up, enthusiasm level is off the scale . . . (and now, a bit more on-topic for this video) just spent something like four hours experimenting, making recordings, trying the different noise-reductions, adjusting the bias... it's like a game, attempting to get as close to your source as possible. the 2-head process of audition-record-playback-repeat didn't get tiresome and i was eventually able to dial in what i consider to be pleasing results from a lowly maxell-UR. seems like i had to use quite a lot of negative bias to get there. never had a deck with a bias-adjust before. think i'll need to post up a little list of settings nearby if i'm going to be making a lot of recordings on different tapes.

well, that was my first real step back into the taping world in around 15 years... this is going to be fun.

Ivan Papan
Ivan Papan 2 months ago

A lot of fingers, I can't see the finger on the finger

KANOMIA K9
KANOMIA K9 2 months ago

Can you adjust azimuth with screw turn on this deck? Also is it set up for Type i and type iv. Thanks.

Jacob Frey
Jacob Frey 2 months ago

That's a NICE looking JVC deck, with great features. Thanks for sharing.