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Magnecorder Pt 6 questions

Post by Burnt Ernie » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:35 am

Hey all! I've had a couple of these Magnecorder Pt-6j preamp/power amp
things sitting around for a while,and was wondering if folks have had any luck using just the pre/amp units (without the tape drive units attached)
as stand-alone cleanish mic pres? Heard of any cool mods? I've used them plenty for guitar into cabinets,vocals through cabinets (think distorted Sonics/Stooges),but am curious if anyone has had anyluck making them "hifi"?
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Post by I'm Painting Again » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:57 am

I think I've seen them used like that before..

you know who you should talk with though..

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Post by Burnt Ernie » Thu May 10, 2012 6:49 am

Sorry to revive this thread,but I could have sworn I heard of someone modding these into discrete pre/comp units. Anyone know? Thanks again!
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Post by xfmr » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:43 am

I am sure there are others modding these but I may be the person you've heard of with the specific Pre+Limiter mod. I install a one-bottle mic preamp AND a Federal AM-864/U in one unit using the original iron and an added interstage transformer. Much like the UAudio 6176 you can use the circuits separately or patch them together and use as one big circuit. I just posted a blog entry about Magnecorders on my project page today:

http://xfmr.blogspot.com/2012/07/what-i ... order.html

PM me or e-mail me at :: xfmr AT xfmr DOT org :: if you want more info.

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Re: Magnecorder Pt 6 questions

Post by Burnt Ernie » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:31 am

Hi,All! Sorry to revive this again-Is there anyone out there doing the pre+comp/limiter mod on these things,Now? As in,in 2019? I'd really like to get mine tweaked and Geeked. Thanks much!
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Re: Magnecorder Pt 6 questions

Post by Nick Sevilla » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:46 pm

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Re: Magnecorder Pt 6 questions

Post by Burnt Ernie » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:50 pm

Gonna Have Eddie Ciletti here in town see what he can do-xfmr seems to be off the grid.
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