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Studer A810
« on: August 17, 2012, 08:30:25 AM »
A few weeks ago my Studer pinch roller melted- wonder how that can happen. Anyway it happens. I sent it to a technician to get it repair & decided to align the tape using the alignment tape from Tape Project. Would it make any difference is I get it align using the internal electronic or the external preamp of Bottlehead ? Thanks
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Re: Studer A810
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 12:10:05 PM »
I'll give this a try but I'm not an expert. I understnd there's physical alignment and electronic one. Physical alignment consists in making sure the tape and heads are aligned and consists in adjusting azymuth, head height, etc. That alignment does not depend on the electronics you use.

Electronic alignment conaists in setting up the electronics, together with the transport, so that you get a flat response. Obviously this is done for a specific preamp.

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Re: Studer A810
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 10:51:34 AM »
This forum is really quiet.
Xcortes, thanks for the feedback
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Re: Studer A810
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 12:53:58 PM »
Xavier is correct, you could use either playback electronics for alignment.
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Re: Studer A810
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 08:40:18 PM »
Doc thks for responding
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Re: Studer A810
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 06:21:51 PM »
Hello
just to mention...
You always have to align the A-810 with external equipment and calibration tape.
The internal alignment is only for using different tape brands on the machine
The A-810 doesn't have an internal level reference so you have to calibrate the reference levels first. Bias and Eq are done by the machine itself.
The exact alignment procedure is described in the Service Manual.
It is better to use the black pinch rollers, they don't melt and they are easy to get in fact they are the same as used in Revox B-77, Studer B-67 etc.
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Jens