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Philips EL3548A Reel to Reel (1962)

Apparently this is a hybrid valve/transistor machine. I have just acquired one and am yet to open it up for want of time. But it is very clean, and was bought for spares, but it would be a sin not to just restore it and pass it on. If anyone has a service manual or circuit diagram, this would be very welcome, and I am happy to reimburse. Thanks.

I am also on a quest for belts for a N4407 machine - these, notoriously, break down over time. The O-ring solution seems a good one, but it would be a labour of love to relate belt diameter and section to available O-ring stock and supplier, then cross reference the number to appropriate machine, etc. I don't have a spare 10 years! Any thoughts welcome...



Philips EL3548A Reel to Reel (1962)

have you tried salvaging belts from vhs recorders those can stretch abit to about 150mm or theres jaycar electronics they sell a bag of various sizes for 19 dollars there onlinestore should help
hope this info helps

Philips EL3548A Reel to Reel (1962)

Many thanks for that. I shall try both options you suggest. The vhs machines are common & even I've got a couple stowed away. Really good solution.