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Offline gerberma

Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
« on: September 21, 2020, 01:13:37 PM »
Good day peeps...I got this machine Fostex E2 with some studio equipment I purchased, owner said it works but hadn't used it in ages. I powered it up once after sitting for a couple of weeks after picking it up so it powers up, lights up etc....
Having had NO experience with these machines is there anyone I can take it to, or someone could check it out cause its damn heavy to carry around.? Someone who can bring it back to its glory days?
Randburg location...


« Last Edit: September 21, 2020, 01:46:27 PM by FranZAR »

Offline marcochezzi

Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 06:37:59 PM »
I dont know Fostex, but Id love to take a look at that machine, see if it is working properly, head condition etc etc..

Edenvale location..

Offline ghostinthemachine

Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 08:16:29 PM »
I have an E2 in possession. Its a fine yet very simple machine. Built to last.
Conquer yourself rather than the world - Rene Descartes

Offline gerberma

Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2020, 07:59:33 AM »
Thanks gents for replying I will take you up on that offer to check it out...
@marcochezzi..will PM you for location....so I can bring it in...
@ghostinthemachine...looking forward to getting this up and running and using it...

Offline christempler

Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2020, 01:50:56 PM »
For what it's worth. I had one of those machines, cared for by Ghost and when I decide to clear out some of my decks I got rid of my Studer A80 before the Fostex.....
"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig." Robert Heinlein
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
-Bertrand Russel

Offline marcochezzi

Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2020, 05:45:17 AM »
I have an E2 in possession. Its a fine yet very simple machine. Built to last.

Ghost do you possibly have a 105 1/4 track 7,5ips machine you would consider selling, selby69 down in the cape is looking for one, needs to play back some tapes from way back when.. I have his Revox B77 with me, but it is pretty badly damaged and needs a complete rebuild and realignment / adjustment... Chassis side panels are bent and cracked as well...

Many thanks..
« Last Edit: September 23, 2020, 05:53:53 AM by marcochezzi »

Offline gerberma

Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2020, 01:12:45 PM »
Thanks for all you support, I will be taking it in....while the beast is heavy, I will make a plan on a weekend....thanks guys!

Offline Tom

Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2020, 07:22:56 PM »
Hey Tapeheads... Marco is THE Guy!

Look what I got out my cupboard

Digital Media Conversions - Preserving Memories

Offline gerberma

Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2020, 02:49:20 PM »
For sale? :-)