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Stereo Cassette Deck (1981)

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Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.76 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan, 1 x aux

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, DBX

Signal to Noise Ratio: 45dB

Wow and Flutter: 0.06%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 2.2%

Input: 275mV (line), 0.35mV (mic)

Output: 0.435V (line)

Weight: 6kg

Year: 1981



re: V-5RX

Need help with one of these. Unit is in really good condition, but had to take out the actual transport assembly to fix. The pinch roller was not moving up into place when the heads were moved. Fixed it. In the process, broke the belt to the tape counter. Didn't think it was a big deal, but the unit will now only play for about 2 seconds. Same with FF and REW. If I manually turn the back of the tape counter, the unit continues to play. I presume a sensor in the counter is making sure the tape isn't jammed.

Is there some way to bypass this? I downloaded the service manual, but honestly can't find the particular component involved.

Any help would be appreciated.

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