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Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Re: Recording meters for Studer A807
« on: August 05, 2015, 05:00:03 PM »
Price is high but this is what you need:


Problem is that you need the sockets on the top panel to plug into the VU control panel & VU audio sockets. If you have the standard A807-0.75 stereo version or A807-2F 2 track version, they have the sockets blanked off on the top plate. The A807 doesn't have modular cards like the A80/810/820, and hence I don't think you can adapt the non-metered A807s to accept an A807 meter bridge. Please correct me, if I'm wrong.

Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Re: Recording meters for Studer A807
« on: August 04, 2015, 09:21:16 AM »
The A807 came in many variations. Many were sold without meters, as they were used in studios with mixing desks. The commonest standard A807 stereo (butterfly 0.75mm head) or 2 track (2mm head) came without meters, although one could have built in meters or a meter bridge at extra cost. You cannot retrofit meters into the front panel of a meterless A807, as far as I know.

I have bought an A807/II recently and have bought a cheap Tascam M208 mixer (which has VUs) to adjust and monitor the record input levels.

Thanks, that might come quite quickly too :)

Tape Project Machines / Listening to my first Tape on my are of G36
« on: July 04, 2015, 09:45:36 AM »
Just bought my first tapes from TP. Sonny Rollins playing now on my 15ips G36 through Avantrgde Duo horns and Tron amplifiers. Amazing. Completely hooked now. I can see this is going to be an expensive addiction. 😎

Tape Project Machines / Re: Revox G36 High Speed
« on: January 13, 2009, 05:08:12 PM »

Just took the cover off and couldn't see anything stamped on the chassis. But then I saw the original Revox seal attached to the handle. It says 2 spur, S/N 77207, and 19/38. So presumably it's an original 15 ips factory build!
What good luck on my part. Inside the chassis, it looks pristine, much better than my standard speed G36. This little beauty only cost me GBP200 (with a standard speed serviced A77 in that cost) with NAB adaptors and a Revox 10 1/2 reel.


Tape Project Machines / Re: Revox G36 High Speed
« on: January 13, 2009, 04:34:36 PM »

thank you for that very comprehensive reply. I shall have to have a look.


Tape Project Machines / Re: Revox G36 High Speed
« on: January 11, 2009, 04:59:39 PM »
Ironbut and George,

Thank you very much for your helpful and speedy replies. I shall go and have a look at my machine to see. I've got a demag already and otherwise the  machine seems to work fine on replay. I haven't tried record yet.

What do you hear if the tape pathway is incorrect? Do you get crosstalk or something els?



Tape Project Machines / Revox G36 High Speed
« on: January 11, 2009, 03:40:36 PM »

I'm a complete R2R tape newbie. However I recently purchased some R2R machines to transcribe some old tapes. Amongst my purchases is a Revox G36 high speed 7 1/2 or 15 ips machine 2 track. It works fine; I bought it from a BBC studio engineer, who was trying to thin his collection. He had 7 R2R machines in his kitchen alone! In his lounge was his recording studio with 2 B77s, 2 Fostexs, a Studer 810 and more!

Anyway I do like analogue (high end TT), but thought I might dip my toe in the water with proper tape. Any tips please would be very welcome.

Best wishes,

Charlie Chan
Cheltenham, UK

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