Radio Shack TR-167A

This is a very recent addition to the collection. A friend was cleaning up a relative's property and found this unit. Luckily, he knew of my interest and it ended up with me instead of the landfill. The tapes were nothing special, just some blanks with various music recorded on them.

I popped it open and it looked OK inside and a test play showed, not surprisingly, that it would benefit by a new belt. I got one on order and once installed it played pretty well. It will make a nice addition to my system that already has three 8-track players attached to it. One always needs backup gear and, really, can one have too many 8-track decks?.

8-track demo

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Updated December 2020.