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Re: Is this the cats meyow ...Studer ReVox PR-99 Mk III ?
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2008, 01:39:36 AM »
The only other thing I would need to get the maintenance manual...

Studer have very generously put all their manuals for tape machines up on an FTP site for free access. This includes the Revox manuals. Point your ftp software to: ftp.studer.ch/Public/Products/

It's all there.

Oh, and just one more reminder. We all use our real names in posting on this forum.
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Re: Is this the cats meyow ...Studer ReVox PR-99 Mk III ?
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2008, 10:55:11 AM »
Well lets see if editing the profile works.
Thanks for the fpt link.
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Re: Is this the cats meyow ...Studer ReVox PR-99 Mk III ?
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2008, 11:43:57 AM »
Hello
My experience with my PR99 has been great, I was lucky enough to get mine for $400 new in the box.
It had been stored for a while, and I havent found a single problem with the machine. It is working perfectly.
The PR99 I have is a MKll high speed half track.
The price seems a bit high, I think $800 is more reasonable if the machine is in good condition, well maintained with good heads but thats just my opinion.
Parts for Revox are expensive, so if it needs work it aint gonna be cheep.
JM Tech has always had or been able to get any part I have ever needed for my A77,B710, and G36 recorders.
The A77 15 ips is pretty rare, the capstan motor mount points are different on the 15ips deck, so you cant just change the capstan shaft on a standard deck.
Anybody correct me if im wrong on that, I have seen different motors on an A77.
My understanding is the 15ips motor is offset a few mm to keep the tape path gemoetry, because of the thicker capstan shaft.

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Re: Is this the cats meyow ...Studer ReVox PR-99 Mk III ?
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2008, 12:31:06 PM »
I got the other problem now.  I found a Revox B77 logger  15/16 IPS.
I will need a new capstan at least to get modded to 15 IPS.
Any comments on this item -- Over kill I think.
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Re: Is this the cats meyow ...Studer ReVox PR-99 Mk III ?
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2008, 06:29:37 PM »
Hi Ben, the A807's are great machines and like most of Studer's professional recorders, they can be configured just about any way you want them. It isn't what's currently considered one of the top decks that Studer made (  820, A80, 812 ) but , I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that you probably don't care much about snob appeal. It is a big heavy sucker though so you might stick with trying to find a PR99 for a while longer. I've seen several good looking decks from this seller so you may try emailing him and asking him about a PR99. Same thing with that other guy in Ontario I gave you the number for. Here's a current eBay listing from him;
http://cgi.ebay.com/Studer-D820-X-PRO-Reel-To-Reel-Recorder-DIGITAL-TAPE_W0QQitemZ110278532535QQihZ001QQcategoryZ67812QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
You'll be able to contact him through the " ask the seller a question" option.
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Re: Is this the cats meyow ...Studer ReVox PR-99 Mk III ?
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2008, 11:05:17 PM »
Well I put my modest bid up. I want the A807 because I found out it has the
Magic button. I have real limit of about $1750 US cause that is about all I have
in my bank to cover the exchange rate and shipping and sales? tax.
Now what to do for 5 days until the auction is over. :(
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