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Audio and Video Talk => Reel to Reel & Cassette Tapes => Topic started by: gerberma on September 21, 2020, 01:13:37 PM

Title: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
Post by: gerberma 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...


Title: Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
Post by: marcochezzi 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..
Title: Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
Post by: ghostinthemachine on September 21, 2020, 08:16:29 PM
I have an E2 in possession. Its a fine yet very simple machine. Built to last.
Title: Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
Post by: gerberma 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...
Title: Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
Post by: christempler 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.....
Title: Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
Post by: marcochezzi 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..
Title: Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
Post by: gerberma 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!
Title: Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
Post by: Tom on November 07, 2020, 07:22:56 PM
Hey Tapeheads... Marco is THE Guy!

Look what I got out my cupboard

(https://i.postimg.cc/k4Z2nV5w/fostex-15.jpg)
Title: Re: Fostex E2 - Need to get this machine up and running
Post by: gerberma on November 26, 2020, 02:49:20 PM
For sale? :-)