diyAudio

diyAudio (http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/)
-   Analogue Source (http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/analogue-source/)
-   -   2 Tape decks to 1 tape loop? (http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/analogue-source/217522-2-tape-decks-1-tape-loop.html)

ashleycox 7th August 2012 06:30 PM

2 Tape decks to 1 tape loop?
 
I have a hi-fi separates system with 2 cassette decks (a technics rs-bx707 and sony tc-we475). They're running into a yamaha a-s500 amp. This amp does have 2 tape loops, but i'm currently using one of these with a simple in/out computer audio interface to record analog vinyls and cassettes to digital. Is there some kind of selector switch that will allow me to use 2 recording devices with 1 tape loop? Need selectable input/output as I currently don't have any spare inputs for the second cassette player. How much sound quality if any will I lose? Will this have any bad effect on my amp?

Thanks!

Osvaldo de Banfield 7th August 2012 07:32 PM

Surely the audio quality will be poorest than the poor of the source. Each conversion always loose anything.

MLStrand56 10th November 2012 01:27 PM

dbx 200X or dbx 400X
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ashleycox (Post 3118030)
Is there some kind of selector switch that will allow me to use 2 recording devices with 1 tape loop? Need selectable input/output as I currently don't have any spare inputs for the second cassette player. How much sound quality if any will I lose? Will this have any bad effect on my amp?

There are 2 dbx options & you'll find both of them on E-bay every single day.

The very simple dbx 200X. It allows you to punch in any of 3 tape decks. You can also hook up 3x audio processors. The processors can be punched into either the record or playback path, OR simply used w/o the decks at all. It also has hook ups for a dbx Compander (Compressor/Expander) Noise Reduction unit (also avail. on E-bay everyday).

The more complex option is the dbx 400X. It has all the options of the 200X, But it allows you to punch in/out the dbx compander individually for each tape deck.

Both the 200X & 400X are completely passive, so there is no signal degradation. Also your preamp/receiver will never know that either switcher is used.

The 400X has indicator lights on the front panel. Once you learn how to read the lights, it's operation is intuitive.

My Sony TA-E2000EST preamp only has 2 tape loops, so I use a 400X on both tape loops.

MLStrand56

ashleycox 10th November 2012 01:38 PM

thanks for your help. Just had a look on ebay and there's a 200x for 150... can't afford that unfortunately. I need a simple cheap solution.

zeonrider 10th November 2012 01:45 PM

See:

DBX 200XG | Owners Manual, Service Manual, Schematics, Free Download | HiFi Engine

dbx 200 Program Route Selector Fun - Tapeheads.Net

Sony SB 300 Tape Recorder Selector Photo - Canuck Audio Mart

Regards zeoN_Rider

MLStrand56 10th November 2012 05:47 PM

Re: 200X for 150
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ashleycox (Post 3236007)
on ebay and there's a 200x for 150... can't afford that unfortunately. I need a simple cheap solution.

That better be Mint in Box for 150. That's about what they cost New!!!

When I need another 400X, I generally pay approx. $60 on E-bay for a Used one. I see the 200X go for as little as $20.

MLStrand56

tornislv 10th November 2012 09:48 PM

Unfortunately dbx devices were far less popular over here that in US, hence the price..

MLStrand56 11th November 2012 07:40 AM

Re: Sony SB 300
 
Sony SB 300 Tape Switcher


Vintage Sony Tapecorder Selector SB 300 Connects 3 Tape Decks to Amplifier Good | eBay
Ask for international shipping quote
__________________________________________________ ___________________________________

Vintage Sony SB 300 SB300 Reel to Reel Tape Recorder Tapecorder Selector Box | eBay
Worldwide shipping avail.



MLStrand56

AJDMGM 16th December 2013 03:55 PM

I have a Sony SB - 300 I don't use if any one is looking for one.


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:50 AM.


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