Revox A77 recap and overhaul
Willi Studer and his REVOX tape recorder have gained an enthusiast following reminiscent of the veteran car era and such names as Bugatti, Bentley and Duisenberg. His machines have been characterized by their advanced design, precision engineering and by their clean dynamic sound; the result of low distortion and wide frequency response [ read more . . . ]
The A77 tape recorder is perhaps the panzer of open reels, heavily built and well designed. Three motor machine, with both capstan and reel motors being direct drive, so the only belt is a counter belt. These are large reel capable and record and play in only one direction. Revox strove for performance and reliability rather than bells and whistles like auto reverse and such [ read more . . . ]
These have very few electronic failures, so the most important components to be sure of on one of these is how much headwear there is and the condition of the brake hubs and bands [ read more ]
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