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Old 29th March 2005, 11:06 PM   #1
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Question Reel to Reel Tape, 10.5"

My Revox B77 needs new tape! Can anyone out there tell me where I can actually buy new 10.5" tapes in the UK. There are one or two dealers advertising them on the net but haven't had new stock for ages!

Getting frustrated. Thank you.
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Old 30th March 2005, 12:11 AM   #2
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I bought what I needed on ebay.
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Old 30th March 2005, 10:19 PM   #3
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Canford Audio. If you can find empty 10.5" spools, you can save a packet by buying the tape in pancake form.
The loudspeaker: The only commercial Hi-Fi item where a disproportionate part of the budget isn't spent on the box. And the one where it would make a difference...
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Old 30th March 2005, 10:20 PM   #4
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I have also bought tapes off ebay but not with much luck. Every Ampex tape suffered from 'stick tape' syndrome and the Scotch ones just shedded my heads with oxide! The only good ones were Zonal (ex BBC) or Maxell which I bought from the USA. The carriage on the USA deals whacked the price up though! There doesn't seem th be many Maxell or TDK available in the UK.
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Old 31st March 2005, 02:52 AM   #5
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Quantegy still seems to be in business making recording
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Old 4th April 2005, 02:28 PM   #6
Hugh M is offline Hugh M  Canada
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I know they're not in the UK but these guys have lots of stuff.
Lots of Fun and Good sound too - Who could ask for more?
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Old 4th April 2005, 02:52 PM   #7
dnsey is offline dnsey  United Kingdom
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I believe that Quantegy is the same as Ampex. This always did deteriorate badly with age - I don't know if the current stuff's any better.
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