J-Corder Headblocks

J-Corder offers you more options for customization and performance with our headblocks. Here are a few options for headblocks.

RS 1700 Auto Reverse Headblock Upgrade
The factory glued together two very small heads to give you the erase and record function. These small heads will not perform up to the ability of a full size head.  The only advantage of the original design was it allowed you to record in both directions. A typical problem with any auto reverse machine is the sound quality and playback levels differ going forward versus reversed. To solve that problem Jeff removes the two erase/record heads and replaces those with one full-sized erase and one full-sized record head. This dramatically improves the sound quality.

With this upgrade recording is only done going in the forward direction.  The Auto Reverse Playback operates as it came from the factory. The advantage to recording in the forward direction is a perfectly matched sound levelwhen you play back in either direction. Customers who have purchased this option love the performance.

1700 Auto Reverse upgrade $1,495.00  

                              1700 Erase/Record Head                          1700 Head Assembly After Modification

Three Head Option
This option allows you to eliminate the switch that is on the front of the original headblock. You simply have a two-track or a four-track assembly with an erase, record and play head. Choose either format.

Three Head option $795.00

Four Head  with external Playback Option
We know many of you enjoy the sound of tube playback amplifiers. This head assembly has an erase, record and play head and the fourth mounting position is a second playback head that is wired directly to a pair of output jacks on the back of the machine. This option allows the user to try any tube type playback amplifier. 

                    Two Track Erase Head and Record Head                       Double Two Track Playback Heads

All of the above options are available with either Aluminum or Brass Headblock plates.  The assemblies are professionally done using only the finest materials from John French at JRF.  
Four Head configuration with flux extended range playback, hard-wired to direct output $1795.00

Feel free to contact Jeff with questions jeff@j-corder.com 


J-Corder Precision Head Block Plates

The head block plates are precision machined using aluminum and brass. Today's modern machining standards are used to upgrade these head block plates which now exceed the quality of the original cast plate.  These plates allow you to configure your head block in a three head or four head configuration.  The switch is removed for a more pure sound.  With the four head configuration the second playback head is wired directly from the head to a pair of output jacks in the back.  This feature will allow you to use any playback amplifier of your choosing for the second playback head.  This is a great option for those who like to use both tube and transistor. Head Block plates in aluminum $150.00 and and brass $275.00.

 These head blocks enhance both the sound quality and the look of the machine.


NEW Overlays for Your Current Head Block

If your head block has scratches, gouges or is in bad cosmetic condition with worn lettering you freshen the look with a J-Corder overlay.  Overlays are available in Brushed Aluminum, European Gold and Brushed Chrome at $49.95 each.  Other customized finishes are available, prices vary.