Hi DCC forum, I have a Marantz DD-82 1st generation recorder. I’m hoping you can help me get this machine working properly.
I’ve tried it with analog tapes, it has low level playback without distortion, slight tape wobble, normal speed.
I managed to get a single DCC digital tape which plays back song recordings (done I assume via digital ) at normal levels with led level displaying, there is some slight distortion & some dropouts.
I’ve cleaned the heads, it made a slight difference with analog playback. . I am going to recap the head board but I’m wondering if I need to replace the capstan belt at the same time.
I was thinking of wiping the BASF DDC tape with a bulk eraser & trying to record via digital inputs & the analog inputs? As it is an old tape it’s possible some of the data might be missing. I don’t have another DCC tape to try at present.
Also I was wondering if there is any way for the error correction data to be displayed when playing back.