Can anyone give me
information where I can purchase a 4 track reel player? Or is
anyone interested in selling one?
Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Richard L.
Sunday, March 28,
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] REVOX
It's very hard to
say. Check eBay prices and then halve the highest one, but there are many
Mark I, Mark II, Mark III, Mark IV?
The Mark III and
Mark IV have better hum shielding between the capstan motor and the play
Mark III and I think Mark IV were available with optional
I've seen Studer A810s and A807s go on eBay for prices similar
to A77s, and please allow me to suggest that the professional models were
worth the difference when they were new. You can get good and bad in any
I had four A77s and sold my two high-speed models several
years ago when I started "collecting" Sony APR-5003vs and Studer A810s and
A807s. I still have my MK III Dolby unit and a beater 1/4 track MK I. I sold
the HS MK 1.5s (I did some of the MK II-->MK II conversions myself) for
$125 each--but that was to friends.
Anyway, it all depends what you
want to do. Also, most A77s, I think, were sold as 1/4-track units. I
converted most of mine to half-track (NAB) units. So be aware of what the
head configuration is.
Finally, I do think there is an improvement in
sound from the A77 to the A807, for example. I re-transferred some tapes I
had done on an A77 when I got my Sony APR-5003V. (I think the APR and the
A810 and the A807 all sound great).
One of the things with the A77 is
that the tape path is not as robust as the pro machines. One of the things
that makes the APR so nice, is that they hired someone (as I understand it)
All of the pro machines have flutter idlers which seem
to help with the "clarity" of the reproduction...although that is still open
Also, please check the availability of spare parts in your
country (and elsewhere--I've bought Studer spare parts from
New Zealand, Canada, and England, and Nakamichi parts from
At 12:04 PM 3/28/2004 +0200, you
has got a REVOX A77 which he bought in the 1970's that he would like to
sell. What do you think would be a good offer to make