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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #62 on: November 24, 2014, 08:09:18 PM »
Is this a studer killer,  I think not.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ROLA-PLESSEY-777-STUDIO-CONSOLE-TAPE-RECORDER-SUPER-RARE-/271681617581?pt=AU_Electronics_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item3f417c7ead

Could be a very nice machine if you wanted a good mono setup. Very high quality Australian made machine from back when
we could tie our own shoelaces.  :P

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #63 on: June 10, 2015, 08:42:15 PM »
Graham is this machine any good.

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #64 on: June 10, 2015, 10:30:52 PM »
Not familiar with this one. Looks like its mono only.

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #65 on: January 03, 2016, 04:46:52 PM »
Ampex,  now this is a rare machine, ex military. I what the amp inside, look at the transformers and oil chokes, buy price is too high.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AMPEX-MODEL-500-RECORDER-REEL-TO-REEL-VALVE-EX-MILITARY-/171812629438?hash=item2800d4abbe:g:EJoAAOSwaNBUgXiz

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #66 on: January 03, 2016, 05:27:15 PM »
Ampex,  now this is a rare machine, ex military. I what the amp inside, look at the transformers and oil chokes, buy price is too high.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AMPEX-MODEL-500-RECORDER-REEL-TO-REEL-VALVE-EX-MILITARY-/171812629438?hash=item2800d4abbe:g:EJoAAOSwaNBUgXiz

Please be aware, even though this machine appears to be a stereo machine, this could well be an instrumentation recorder not suited for use with audio signals.
Come to think of it what would the military want with a high quality audio recorder suited to music? A quick look shows there is bugger all info on the web on this
machine so I would be very careful thinking this could be a good machine for music reproduction.

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2016, 09:00:15 PM »
From the net it seems that Gamve is right and it is an instrumentation recorder made for the US navy around 1950. Multiple channels with maybe 1 audio channel.

Here is a link to a history of Ampex that refers to it. http://ammpt.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/The-Early-Days-of-Ampex-Corporation.pdf

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #68 on: June 21, 2016, 05:17:31 PM »
« Last Edit: June 21, 2016, 05:19:15 PM by stevenvalve »

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #69 on: July 05, 2016, 02:21:33 AM »
AMPEX REEL TO REEL TUBE AMPLIFIER

This caught my attention, till i noticed its looks the be mono tape valve amp, we will need two. What is the chance of finding another, price is fine. what exactly is it graham.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/302001865270?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #70 on: July 05, 2016, 05:20:48 PM »
AMPEX REEL TO REEL TUBE AMPLIFIER

This caught my attention, till i noticed its looks the be mono tape valve amp, we will need two. What is the chance of finding another, price is fine. what exactly is it graham.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/302001865270?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Yep nice tube tape stage from an Ampex 300 350 series R2R. Yes you will need a pair and matching impedance heads for it to be
any good to you. These usually go for good money as the also make good microphone pre amps.

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #71 on: June 28, 2017, 11:55:41 PM »
Now that i have a A80 Studer i will probably sell the Otari MTR10, perfect machine, the best Otrari 10 i have owned and as new inside, low low miles, perfect sounding, imaging is spot on. PM if interested.

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #72 on: June 29, 2017, 05:17:43 AM »
congratulations on your A80... any pixes or videos on how it sounds ?



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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #73 on: July 11, 2017, 12:15:00 AM »
The early Studer A80 VU is so lush and warm with a big sound stage, surprisingly it has really good detail. But that does not mean much to me. What matters is the way it plays music, it has a really relaxed natural analogue rightness and so importantly has excellent timbre. The musical weight is centered right where it needs to be, with lovely weight in the lower midrange That where magic happens. It really is in the lush romantic school. My recording engineer friend who owns every Studer made said the early A80VU Studers where built and tuned from the factory to sound like the slightly earlier valve models like the famous all valve Studer J37 used for the Beatles recordings, and yes he owns one of these too, rebuilt by the famous Tim de Paravicini.   
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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #74 on: July 11, 2017, 12:36:03 AM »
Interestingly the Otari MTR 10 is a completely different sounding beast, you could say it's a modern sound, more in your face, here i am, precise, well focused, almost Quality CD like precision, just a little more artificial and centered in the upper midrange you could say. But yes it really is a ying and yang thing, what it really comes down to is do i like the older 1950/60 sound or the way the modern music systems sound today. I guess another way to look at it is do i like the older original recordings from the 1950 /60 or the modern pressings. Well let's guess.       
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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #75 on: July 20, 2017, 10:37:33 PM »
My guess is...

You read what you posted about the Studer & are now trying to regain the lost value on the Otari...

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Re: reel to reel on ebay
« Reply #76 on: July 26, 2017, 06:40:27 PM »
Interestingly the Otari MTR10 still sounds amazing, My friend recently had a listen to both the studer A80 and Otari MTR10 and felt the Otari MTR10 running direct into the valve output stage sounded better than the studer run though its standard transistor output, but on equal terms will that change.