After my first foray in to DCC territory with two dcc600’s and two dcc170’s
Today I managed to buy a DCC900 and a DCC951 and 16 tapes, 5 still shrinkwrapped.
Both are optically in pristine condition the 951 has a very minor scratch on the top near the back
and it is missing the remote and manual.
Both play without problems.
The 900 has a slow mechanism as predicted. but no dropouts, plays, records and plays analogue tape
without issues. I know this one will need a recap as all 900’s do. It’s saviour might have been that
it was stored for 10 years in good conditions.
Now the 951 is also working perfect though the remote and manual are missing.
A remote is on the way from germany.
What are the specific issues with the 951?
I just foud out the power caps have leaked. the smd ones ‘look’ ok…
How reliable are the smd ones? do they need replacing?
Or is it a solid machine that only needs service if it goes wrong?
Cleaning heads: can you use a q-tip and IPA or do i need a cleaning tape?
PS: Thanks DR DCC for the Ben Librand and FYC tapes.
I love the cute tiny DCCmuseum tote they came in!