Marantz mod 5020 cassette recorder: recording problem.
I bought this Marantz mod 5020 cassette recorder in '78 and have used it a lot without any problems ever since.
Very nice piece of equipment indeed!
Last week, I tried to record a serie of various songs from CD's as well as from Vinyls. Set to usual rec. levels and the result turned out to be severely distorted on the "S" sounds.
Attempted to lower the recording level on another trial, without result. Still distorted "S"'.
Re-recorded on another deck (Marantz SD 230) and the problem had disappeared.
Cleaned the heads thoroughly with isopropyl alcool, demagnetized them, with no results.
Could it be that the "super hard permalloy head" is worn? This happened so suddenly...
Anyone to suggest an other cause/solution?
Many thanks for your ideas...