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Channel Master HD6005

8-Track Cartridge Recorder

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Channel Master HD6005



re: Channel Master HD6005 8-Track Deck

I just bought one, today: 2/22/2017 ... $3 at a Goodwill Thrift-store. It looks pretty nice.... all is good except the thin plastic that protects the flat bright-metal parts is yellowing and has a few pinholes in the finish. The wooden cabinet is in nice shape. ...
The whole box is a wooden box except for the plastic and metal face. The mechanical and electronic components are wood-screw-mounted to the floor of the box.
The motor runs well... the meters light-up.
I removed the cover and examined the mechanism.. and found tape wrapped around the spindle. I cleaned that off and decided all else looked pristine. After cleaning/wiping-off the cabinet, I reassembled the unit.
I used an 8-track cleaner cartridge with some alcohol.
It plays beautifully! ... My Eagles "Hotel California" tape sounds great! ... nice treble and full-body sound, clear crisp base.

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