Pioneer CT-F1050 Cassette Deck, for Parts or Restore

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 13, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Pioneer CT-F1050 Cassette Tape Deck For Parts or Restore

Up for your bidding is a fairly rare Pioneer CT-F1050 cassette tape deck, for parts or restoration. Serial numberAJ9300336. This deck was at the top of the Pioneer line when it was made. Its feature list is about as long as my arm but I’ll mention the ones that caught my eye. It features automatic reverse, auto repeat functions, a highly reliable 2 motor tape transport mechanism and a hyperbolic recording/playback head. T is a 3 position tape selection switch for metal, chrome and regular tape. It uses LEDs for function indicators and the level meter. The deck was originally set up for 220 volt European operation but converted to 120 volts for US operation via the voltage selector switch on the deck’s back panel. The remote control is not included in this auction.

I obtained this tape deck several years ago from a friend who purchased it new from the Army-Air Force Exchange System in Germany about 1982. It was used for several years but eventually required a new drive belt. My friend obtained the belt and installed it himself. One small spring was omitted from the reassembly operation and not wanting to disassemble the deck again, he retired it to storage. It has been stored for at least 20 years. The spring is still taped to the top of the deck. I intended have it gone through and correctly reassembled but I am no longer interested in doing that. It is taking up room in my garage and I hope someone can get some use out of this nice old deck - it is in good shape cosmetically and will clean up nicely. See photos.

The tape deck powers up, all LEDS work as far as I can tell but did not test further. W the spring is supposed to be I have no idea. Again, this deck is being sold for parts or restoration, as is w is. It will be shipped in its original box, which except for the top is good shape. The original instruction manual is also included.

As per eBay rules, I am to accept only Paypal payments. Payment is to be received within 2 days of auction end. Positive feedback will be issued when the deal is done. All sales are final, as-is, w-is. To keep costs low I ship by USPS parcel post unless otherwise specified. Shipping charges are to be paid by the buyer, based on shipping weight of 25 pounds (21.8 lbs as stated on the original Pioneer box plus 3 lbs for the heavy outer shipping box.). Delivery Confirmation is required and is to be paid for by the buyer through the handling charge. Insurance is recommended but it is up to the buyer. If you want insurance, email me before payment is made so I can update the invoice. The deck will be shipped in a double box with its original shipping carton inside a strong outer box. Lots of bubble wrap will be used. Once the tape deck leaves my hands I am no longer responsible for its condition upon arrival. Local pick-up will also work for me if you live near Decatur, IL. US shipment only.

Good communication is important, I’ll stay in touch with the winner until the sale is finalized. Questions? Email any questions early since I may not be able to answer them at the last minute. Thanks for looking and good luck.