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Old 3rd December 2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hello!

I hope I am in the right section
I would need a preamp schematic for a play tape head and a rec tape head. I was not able to find much information on that....

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Old 3rd December 2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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Google for a NAB equalizer. I am not sure if you are searching for cassette player or open tape players. Both have different time constant in the circuits, and also they varies as the speed of tape varies.
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Old 4th December 2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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I have some cassette tape heads laying around and I will try to make a tape delay.
It will be something like this.
http://hackadaycom.files.wordpress.c...pg?w=470&h=342
http://lushprojects.com/tapehack/rightheredelay.mp3

Has anyone some useful pdfs on cassette recorders or something like that?

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Old 4th December 2012, 12:42 PM   #5
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Here you have something to start:

http://www.qic.com.cn/qicfileserver/.../TDA2320AN.pdf

Several years ago I made a vacuum tube cassette player using EF184 as amplifiers, and it did the job fine.
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If you had done a search on this thread for tape preamp you would have come across;

Preamp for reel-to-reel
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Old 4th December 2012, 06:08 PM   #7
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Here you have something to start:

http://www.qic.com.cn/qicfileserver/.../TDA2320AN.pdf

Several years ago I made a vacuum tube cassette player using EF184 as amplifiers, and it did the job fine.
Thank you. I have some NE5532 laying at home, can I use them instead?

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If you had done a search on this thread for tape preamp you would have come across;

Preamp for reel-to-reel
Thank you. I was only searching for tape head preamp and didn't realize, that this is practically the same.
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Yes, perhaps nes perform better than tdas.
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Have you tried looking up some old service manuals of cassette decks from the 1970's and 80's such as Sony TCK5. These use simple discrete transistor circuitry running on a single rail (and the performance is superb). Or the Sony WM6DC (Nakamichi beater) portable. All easy to copy the preamps and record amps from.

Nearly forgot, you need a "bias" signal for the record head which can be DC for simplicity if needed although AC bias is far superior. 105Khz rings a bell Long time since I worked much on tape formats now.
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Have you tried looking up some old service manuals of cassette decks from the 1970's and 80's such as Sony TCK5. These use simple discrete transistor circuitry running on a single rail (and the performance is superb). Or the Sony WM6DC (Nakamichi beater) portable. All easy to copy the preamps and record amps from.

Nearly forgot, you need a "bias" signal for the record head which can be DC for simplicity if needed although AC bias is far superior. 105Khz rings a bell Long time since I worked much on tape formats now.
I found it, but it dosent look so simple
105kHz is for erase head and 60-200 kHz is for recording. I think you can get better performance with a discret op amp.
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