Technics/Panasonic RDG5772ZC Gear

Many Technics/Panasonic tape decks use this gear for tape transport. They were created from semi-flexible material that tends to crack during the time (well, the parts were produced back in 80’s or 90’s).

You can recognize problem with this gear when you hear ticking noise during playback. At the end you would not be able to play the tape at all, or only in one direction if you have reverse deck. read more

Reel-to-reel Cassette Upgrade

If you like reel-to-reel compact cassette look and you don’t want to spend a fortune then you can create one – using 3D printed reels.

Just download attached zip file containing STL model files. Print it with the highest precision (0.1mm layer height, 0.3mm nozzle diameter, 100% infill). I use PLA filament. read more