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    Default New RCA Reel to Reel Media Center- Odd

    Here's a very odd item on Ebay. It's a stereo reel to reel recorder by RCA with a built in cd player. It allows you to record various formats to reel to reel. These are new units. Seems like an idea that hit the marketplace about 20 years too late.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...725567721&rd=1

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    Default Re: New RCA Reel to Reel Media Center- Odd

    I saw this is a magazine. It is also availale at SEARS. It sells for about $290. However, the literature I saw claims that it uses reels specifically designed for this deck! These sell for $10 each, and last 6 hours.

    I would guess that this is NOT an "audiophile" class machine!
    :-jon

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    Default Re: New RCA Reel to Reel Media Center- Odd

    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban
    I saw this is a magazine. It is also availale at SEARS. It sells for about $290. However, the literature I saw claims that it uses reels specifically designed for this deck! These sell for $10 each, and last 6 hours.

    I would guess that this is NOT an "audiophile" class machine!
    WHY? WHY? WHY? ... WHY for the love of god did they not make it an Elcasette? Now that would sell! Mike.

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    Default Re: New RCA Reel to Reel Media Center- Odd

    Quote Originally Posted by Quadzilla
    WHY? WHY? WHY? ... WHY for the love of god did they not make it an Elcasette? Now that would sell! Mike.
    I saw that item on themusicmotel.com for $209.95. RCA does make some decent consumer audio/video pieces, this piece might be useful for those who have old reel to reel tapes and wish to hear them again. I doubt it would be audiophile by any means. the site gives general specs which includes a microphone input only mono 1/8", which helps confirm our suspicion's about quality. I would like to see this machine in a brick and mortar store.

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    Default Re: New RCA Reel to Reel Media Center- Odd

    Quote Originally Posted by fdrennen
    I saw that item on themusicmotel.com for $209.95. RCA does make some decent consumer audio/video pieces, this piece might be useful for those who have old reel to reel tapes and wish to hear them again. I doubt it would be audiophile by any means. the site gives general specs which includes a microphone input only mono 1/8", which helps confirm our suspicion's about quality. I would like to see this machine in a brick and mortar store.

    Just in case anyone is interested, the user manual is here

    http://www.avs.ca/detail.php?b=17&c=333&p=1068&o=o

    for download

    Malcolm

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