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Brad Kimball
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Highland Mills, NY USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted July 27, 2003 05:17 PM      Profile for Brad Kimball   Email Brad Kimball   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does anyone know if sound heads on Eumigs or Chinons go kaput after a while and what about the mag tracks on studio prints? I heard this from a fellow collector and now I am fearful of using my machines too often. I don't want to have to keep replacing them as Super 8 Sound Projectors are becoming more and more scarce and the film, too.

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Mal Brake
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Neath, South Wales, UK
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted July 28, 2003 02:00 PM      Profile for Mal Brake   Email Mal Brake   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The sound heads on two Eumigs I once owned wore out quite rapidly,about 4 years in the case of the 810D. I have 2 Elmo ST 1200HD's bought new in 1979 and they are still OK.
I recently accquired a GS from the same vintage and that's fine also. Mal

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Henry Perangelo
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From: Durham, NC
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted July 28, 2003 02:17 PM      Profile for Henry Perangelo   Email Henry Perangelo   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Brad,

I have three EUMIGS
810D 29+ years old - (on orig sound head)
824 25 years old - (on orig sound head)
Mark-S 33 years old - (this one would blow a head every other
year, I gave up on this one in the mid
70's and got the 810D).

By the way these EUMIGS were all inactive during the 80's & 90's, but have been getting some heavy use the last three years or so.

I would not be too concerned about the sound heads that it prevents you from using your projector. Try to pick up a spare on ebay (just in case), this is a cheaper method than trying to get an older machine fixed.

Best of luck,
-Henry-

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