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Drive belt for Magnavox 1K8878 reel to reel recorder?
« on: July 22, 2019, 06:22:12 PM »
Sources for the big black rubber band?

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Re: Drive belt for Magnavox 1K8878 reel to reel recorder?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 09:02:04 PM »
Can you figure out who made the tape transport?  The Projector-Recorder Belt Co. used to be the place to go but they got bought out. Now Google s our friend but you need to know the source of the deck.

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Re: Drive belt for Magnavox 1K8878 reel to reel recorder?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 11:01:12 PM »
I had it apart today for an oil bath. I don't recall seeing any tags. I'll look again.

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Re: Drive belt for Magnavox 1K8878 reel to reel recorder?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 11:16:48 PM »
Post photos and maybe we can guess from the general configuration.  What year??

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Re: Drive belt for Magnavox 1K8878 reel to reel recorder?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2019, 06:29:43 PM »
Late 60's? It has to sit sideways for the the top cover of the recorder to fit down into the record bin hole. It doesn't look good that way but as you can see I can use 7 inch reels! The normal way you can't.
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Re: Drive belt for Magnavox 1K8878 reel to reel recorder?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 11:19:03 PM »
It looked kinda Sony-ish to me, but the last time this came up somebody ID'd it as Panasonic, Sony's competitor.  Try Googling Panasonic R to R decks and see f you find one that's physically similar.

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Re: Drive belt for Magnavox 1K8878 reel to reel recorder?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2019, 01:04:10 PM »
For future reference this Magnavox unit is a Panasonic RS-766US. Belts are $12 on eBay..
Astro Sonic, Model 30, Early 1968, #1P3702, Chassis R21404 French Provincial, Cherry.