Pioneer 1020H RtR in the house!

Discussion in 'The Tape Forum' started by Pioneer Vato, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    753EA597-7DD8-4D1A-91FA-0713CA105176.jpeg I just picked this baby up today for free from a friend of mine along with original OM and accessories! It apparently stops after a couple seconds of play. Could be belt related but will check it out and hope to resolve the issue and include it with my living room setup!
     
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  2. Don C

    Don C Active Member

    Nice! Looks like a museum candidate!
     
  3. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    Just cracked her open to take a look see. 40+ years of dust and a missing tape counter belt and a rather loose capstan drive belt. As with many tape decks if the counter doesn't spin the play stops so I am betting it is the missing counter belt that is the culprit. At least I'm hoping it's that easy. Ordered a set and we will see where that gets me but everything seems to be working, i.e., lights, fan, etc.:dance:dance:dance
     
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  4. guiller

    guiller Active Member

    Very nice!
     
  5. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Congratulations! That is an incredible R2R deck! :)
     
  6. MikeT.

    MikeT. Senior Member

    Working or not, free is an awesome deal. Congrats. I’m sure you’ll have it working in no time.
    Beautiful deck. There’s nothing like the look of a RTR turning and playing tunes.
     
  7. Audionut

    Audionut Next Round Is On Me

    All you need is the Pioneer SX 2000 tube receiver and you are good to go! I actually know a guy who has one locally and it’s looking for a new home. :D
     
  8. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    Dare I ask for details?
     
  9. Audionut

    Audionut Next Round Is On Me

    I’ll PM you shortly. It’s supposed to the the biggest and last high powered tube receiver before they went solid state. It’s quite a looker too.
     
  10. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. ;)
     
  11. Audionut

    Audionut Next Round Is On Me

    That’s what my colonoscopist once said!;)
     
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