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Simon McConway
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 - posted October 24, 2011 09:46 AM      Profile for Simon McConway   Email Simon McConway   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
On my Eumig S938 stereo, sound from track two is nowhere as clear as that from track one, despite cleaning. To be honest though, when set to stereo mode, sound really is pretty good overall. If a new head is needed...does anyone have one?

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted October 24, 2011 10:09 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Simon, isn't that second track always like that due to the different wide of magnetic stripe between main track and balance track (hence also different head size resulting lower gain on 2nd track).

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Simon McConway
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 - posted October 24, 2011 02:06 PM      Profile for Simon McConway   Email Simon McConway   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm hoping so! But, if needed, where (if anywhere!) could I find a new head?

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted October 24, 2011 06:14 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Simon,
Eumig adjusted the gain on both tracks at the factory so that the sound recording and playback level was equally loud on both tracks. If the sound is weak on the balanace track, you can compensate by moving the playback balance control. If the balance track head is severely worn (and it always wears out first) then the only solution is to find a replacement sound head.

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Simon McConway
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 - posted October 29, 2011 05:08 AM      Profile for Simon McConway   Email Simon McConway   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
But should a new head be needed...where do I get one?

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Maurizio Di Cintio
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From: Ortona, Italy
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 - posted October 29, 2011 12:19 PM      Profile for Maurizio Di Cintio   Email Maurizio Di Cintio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Most likely, you'll have to salvage machines with the same head: most suitable are model 926, 936, 938 and 940. Good luck!

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