To all who responded to my query, many thanks! I culled from your emails and put together a chart of the information as I saw it. There are some holes and there may be models I haven't yet considered. Information please! Note: to fit the email format, there are two tables, one on top of the other.
ModelTechnics 1500 SeriesOtari 5050 BQIISONY APR-5000 Speeds15, 7.5, 3.5 Pitch ControlYes 1/4 & 1/2 track YesSwapable heads Reliability/DurabilityExc. Parts Availability May still be avail. Price$250-up Other ModelRevox B77 (MK2)Studer A807Teac A3300 Series Speeds 15, 7.5, 3.5 Pitch Control 1/4 & 1/2 track Swapable headsYes, if modified Reliability/DurabilityExc Exc Parts Availability Cannibalize-OK Price $1000 range$350-850 Other Rebuilt by manu.Rebuilds available
RA Friedman, Archivist
Freedman Jewish Music Archive
University Of Pennsylvania
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