Pioneer Rt-909 Offer To Restore Your Reel/reel Deck
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Pioneer Rt-909 Offer To Restore Your Reel/reel Deck:
THIS IS AN OFFER TO REPAIR YOUR PIONEERREEL/REEL DECK
Why spent 500+ Dollars on an IFFY deck when you can have your own unitFACTORY SPEC RESTORED for a mere575 DOLLARS
And ... FULLY Guaranteed forTWO whole Years
The full set of: How to RESTORE your RT-909 Instructional DVD's is supplied with the
RESTORATION. This gives you a 4.5 hours viewinginsight of what this RESTORATION is all about.
This alone is a$100.00 Value
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This much sought after gem of the dim anddistant past is often seen on , and here is some sound advice from the European Master Technician: Be aware!!! These adds typically state something like "The lights work and the tape runs", or "no fast forward and rewind, but abelt will do the trick", with a link to a belt seller. Remember this deck is some 25-30 Years old!
Be careful, this machine requires an extraordinary experienced technician to bring it up to specs. One of the reasons why the ff/rew doesnot work very wellafter 25 years of playing is, that thereelmotors need to come apart, the rotor shafts need polishing and the bearings need lubricating. Nearly all technicians put some oil in the holes, but that mixes with the contaminants that have build up over the years and the extra friction will cause the bearings to scourge (blue coloration) and then you need new reel motors! Take up and back torque for both speeds and ff/rew take up and back torque require adjustment.
Yet the guys who try to sell you these units say: "Replace the belt, and that will cure it" By the way,the capstan beltI will replace and... Not with the Taiwanese El-Cheapo belt, but...with American precision ground Highly Dimensionally Stable belt,Why such belt you may ask? Well it lowers Wow & Flutter. I have the instruments and testtapes to measure it! This belt needs to have the right width and size and thicknes other wise the capstan motor will be subject to strain wich will wear it out.
Also ... I will replace the pinch rollers. Another $100.00 Value.Not with after market rollers which I have found to be poor in quality, but I use the original roller bodies and havethem revulcanized and then machined to very narrow tolerances. Since this machine is of the dual capstan variety it is very finickey to tape flow. The pinch roller and the capstan belt play a major role in this alignment.
Moreover if you look at the armature (a part of the capstan motor), you also see a before and after view of the commutator. You see the shining difference. Technicians as a rule never repair motors, they just replace them, but unfortunately, these motors are no longer available and need servicing. Your run of the mill tech gives up at this point and says "sorry but trash it".
Well to make a long story even longer, this unit was completely overhauled for one of my repair customers, and then the unit was calibrated, and brought up to snuff, and finally tested for a full week to make sure that there were no hidden problems left. I have donemany of these machines, and can promise you that you have a gorgeous unit when I am done with it. It is not without reason that people call me the finicky "European Master Technician"
To give you a taste how I go aboutRestoring your unit, click on the following YouTube link:
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December 17, 2012
Got my RT909 on Saturday and I could not believe the way you restored this machine! It runs like it just came from the factory! As a person who's been in the recording business for more years than I'd like to tell, your work is outstanding. The deck runs smooth and quiet. I can't thank you enough. Anybody who has an old reel to reel deck and would like it to run as new, Tom is your man! I'll be recommending you to all my tape aficionado friends out there. You made my Christmas a very Happy one.
Penny Lane Studios
February 23, 2011
anyone who uses or has a reel to reel recorder, should know about tom.i have two 909s that he rebuilt, and what a wonderful job. these units are better now then when they were new.my studio is whole again thanks tom,,skip franco
November 27, 2010
After approx. 12 years of neglect (30 years+ of possession!) andmoves from Montreal to Toronto (Canada), and then toMesa (AZ), I decided to revive mydear old Pioneer CT-F1000 deck - by now totally dead! But being apiece of nostalgia and great emotional attachment (and rather expensive in its prime), I hesitated to entrust the deckto a "yellow page specialist". However, the internet agesaved the day: I found Tom on , and, as they say, the rest is history. Tom performed miracles on my CT-F1000, restoring it FULLY to its former glory, all for what I would say a most reasonable fee. What's the price of regaining the enjoymentof hundreds of carefully recorded (w. Dolby on CrO2) old cassesttes... I kept them all!
Sofor all you (lucky!) owners of top of the line Pioneer cassette decks in need ofrepair (or even only a thorough maintenance job) Tom Possche is the address - I can't recommend him highly enough! Thorough European craftmanship & attention to detail is alive and well in Utah!
Joseph Varadi, Mesa AZ 85204
November 15, 2010
Hi Tom just checking in with you to let you know that I received my RT 909 last Friday and immediately set it up when I brought it home. I must say that you did a fantastic job getting the deck back up and running. I’ve been using it all weekend and I must admit that this thing performs amazingly. I haven’t recorded with it yet but I expect that the results will be the same. I’ll follow up with you when I do.
Also I wanted to thank you for the video tutorials you sent. Great job on this. I now know how much work actually goes into the restoration of these machines. Thanks for all your help with both my CT F1250 and the RT 909. Both of these machines are working superbly thanks to your expertise and diligence.
I’m now considering sending you my PL 1000 linear tracking turntable. Let me know if this is also a job you can tackle. Great Job and thanks for everything. You do excellent work and I would recommend your services to anyone that’s considering having their equipment repaired.
August 6, 2010
Hi Thomas--I received the unit today and its gorgeous in all respects.
The sound quality on pre-recorded and newly recorded tapes is fantastic--the unit is as close to perfection as one could imagine.
Thank you for the great communication and the attention to service. My highest compliments!
1604 Masters Way
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Thomas here is a testimonial on the repair work you did on my CT F-1250. I hope you might find this helpful. Still loving this cassette deck and using it regularly. Looks great in the rack also and I'd like to get my RT 909 working and mounted with it.
I also wanted to follow up on our conversation from last month on my RT 909. I finally received the pinch rollers and capstan belt and installed them in the deck.HoweverI was dissappointed to find out thecapstan motor would notturn. Thinking that maybe the micro switches in the tension arms might not be allowing power to flow to the motor, I dismantled, cleaned and re-lubed the damping mechanisms using 10,000 CST silicone fluid. Still no power to the capstan motor so I was thinking that maybe the motor needs a re-build like the CT F1250 did. Anyway I wanted to pack up the deck and send it off to you but I want to make sure you still have time and stillwant to do the work before I do.
By the way I used this tutorial and a service manual to help me with the tension arms and thought you might want to take the time to read it. This guy is a former Pioneer technician and does restoration work on Pioneer equipment now. I found this to be a pretty good write up on the RT 909 with detailed photo's to go with it. It's pretty long but very interesting.
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Anyway let me know if you can get to my reel to reel as I also have a PL 630 and a PL 1000 turntables that I need work on, so I have plenty of work for you. Call me if you'd like to discuss by phone ok?
thanks and best regards,
Feb 10, 2010
Received the Pioneer CT-F1250 Cassette Deck after your complete overhaul, it works perfectly, like new, I'm very happy I choose your repair service!
This cassette deck, one of many that I own, is special to me because I grew up overseas and this Cassette deck was ahead of its time, I could not afford it then
it was over a $1,000.00 but I finally purchased the unit years ago, and its extremely hard to find a repair person with the back ground you have in repairing
audio Equipment, but now thats solved,in the future you will be the Technician for all my all audio equipment repairs.
Thank you Tom.
Best wishes for continued success
Mr. Bill Page
Sep 27, 2009
This is really not a question, you worked on my CT-F1250 about 4 years ago, I had it serviced twice before I mailed it to you from Florida. This deck is working fantastically , it rivals CD in performance and low noise, since you fixed it. It had a lot of noise problems and problems with the transport mechanism. I just want to say thank you, and I hope you stay in business for a long time,you are the real thing my friend.
Sep 19, 2009
Hi my name is jack and I had my Pioneer CT-F900 repaired buy this man and I can tell you he knows what he is doing. Very nice to do business with and his work is outstanding, and the price is well worth it for the work he does. Check out this site( doe not allow links anymore)if you need to see for yourself .. member Jacksixxx......
2004 / 2005
"Hello, I am impressed by your sincerity and your obvious skill as a craftsman. I expect to offer on a 1250 in the very near future. May I have the seller send it directly to you for restoration and pay you when you receive it and begin work? This would be much more efficient than my looking at it and then sending it on to you. Also, I have a Pioneer TX-9800 that needs repair...do you work on tuners? An honest and trustworthy technician is a great find and I feel strongly from your writing that I have found one in you. Best regards, Donald Edwardson"