Akai GX-646 Tape rubbing problem - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Analogue Source

Analogue Source Turntables, Tonearms, Cartridges, Phono Stages, Tuners, Tape Recorders, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10th December 2009, 02:12 PM   #1
Pyre is offline Pyre  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Pyre's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Send a message via MSN to Pyre
Default Akai GX-646 Tape rubbing problem

Hello,

I recently acquired my first reel to reel player a Akai GX-646 and it (or I) seems to have a problem. When the reels spin the tape rubs on a portion of the back edge of the reel every time it goes around and makes a scraping sound. It also lays the tape all near the back wall of the reel. When I take the reels off the things that turn round under the hubs are perfectly aligned (or it seems). I can not find anywhere to adjust spacing except the larger washer type thing that goes behind the hub. Its about 1mm thick so I made one about 0.5mm but it causes the reel to rattle. I also pulled the hubs apart and cleaned them and there does not seem to be anything wrong with them. I have the manual and can not find anything on this. All the searches I have done just come up with how to align the heads.

Am I missing something? This is my first reel to reel so I am a bit clueless as to their setup. Any assistance in getting this working correctly would be greatly appreciated.

Shane
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd December 2009, 06:34 PM   #2
studeb is offline studeb  United States
diyAudio Member
 
studeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Diego
Hi,

Are the reels plastic or metal? Could they be warped? That is usually what causes the cyclical rubbing. Change out the reel for a different one. You could also try respooling, play back the entire tape.
The tape should stack up pretty evenly, check for that too.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Revox b77 tape transport problem vecdor Analogue Source 0 22nd September 2009 10:31 PM
AKAI M8 Tube R-R input problem abmoggy Tubes / Valves 21 4th July 2009 12:42 AM
AKAI GXC-39D Tape Deck head advice gmphadte Solid State 19 24th October 2007 03:24 PM
HELP! Problem with my new vintage tape deck! Kuja Analogue Source 3 19th November 2006 09:17 AM
akai 1730 dss doesn`t pull the tape gp37 Analogue Source 1 3rd August 2006 09:28 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:41 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2