Mara Machines have been completely restored, aligned and adjusted to meet the exacting needs of any engineer. If you want to cut to tape, you’ve
got four tracks to play with, if you want to warm up some in-the-box tracks
and have been longing for some analog lovin’, then this will certainly fit the
bill. The Mara Machines MCI JH110 1/2" Four Track series has separate adjustments for
all speeds so you can align it for 7.5, 15 or 30 IPS and toggle between all
three speeds in order to compare the difference before committing. It’s also
great for printing in-the-box mixes as well, and it will be aligned to have
slightly different frequency response between tracks 1&2 and 3&4 to give
you a couple of options as you print mixes.
Relapped Heads with head report (New Reproduce Head)
Comes aligned for ATR Tape at 15 & 30 IPS
Support for first-time tape machine owners
Six-month parts warranty - 90 day labor
Contact your Vintage King representative for more information.
The Restoration Process
"We achieve the same level of restoration for each machine by tearing the
machines completely down to the frame, and re-assemble as each Molex
connectors and other stress points are resoldered. This takes place in the
power supply, transport and audio boards. Roughly 500 solder points and
80 IC chips are reworked, re-soldered or cleaned... and that’s on the two
track machines. The total number of solder points and connectors
multiplies quickly as tracks are added.
All of this happens before the machine is even turned on. Everything is resoldered
to help insure that future problems are headed off at the pass.
After that, every transport adjustment is made - lifters, brakes, tensions,
etc., then on to the audio. All audio channels are aligned at all speeds.
Certain capacitors get replaced, like the capacitor that controls the
accuracy of the counter. We recap certain capacitors on the audio cards
We strive to have a complete restoration, yet meet an affordable price
After all of that we burn them in and stress test each machine by running
through multiple alignments so no other issues pop up before they go out
the door. If there should be an issue, every machine comes with a six month
warranty and our techs can help via Skype.
The beauty about the MCI decks is that they are very, very modular. Each
channel is broken up into separate cards to handle the different tasks of the
channel. If a problem is to occur, we can diagnose it together by swapping
cards and the problematic card can be shipped to me for repair or
replacement. The same goes for the transport and power supply. Many
parts are compatible between the JH110 and JH24 series making learning
and maintaining these machines very easy and user friendly, even for
people new to tape machines!"
-Chris Mara | Mara Machines
Stock Photo used - Actual item will be in similar condition