Could the tapes be half track and the Akai be quarter track (or vice versa) ?
Hmm...possible but I taped these reels so long ago I have no idea how they were taped. I am real new to this, how could I tell?
I have tried to play reels that I taped on my old Teac deck (old stuff from my band taped off the sound board) and one pre-recorded tape (Oklahoma) as well as some family stuff that I used a mike; all played back about the same...barely audible, even with the amp cranked up.
Is there some way that I can test the deck to see if the audio out is operational or test to make sure the play back head is working. I guess the only other thing is to test the CD -- TAPE in on the amp to determine if that is the problem there but I doubt it, it is a fairly new amp.
Or maybe it is the way the tapes were recorded...if I record over another tape with this recorder, it should play back Okay, if the recorder is working the way it should, right?
Thanks for your help.