While I totally agree with everything written so far about Naks, from my experience the Revox was a nightmare. Spent more time on the bench than anywhere else. Kinda like Dangerfield's car. Also sonically nothing to write home about. Go for a Nak. Very reliable. Only of my 8 machines broke down.
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On 2 בינו 2012, at 20:08, Jim Atkins <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello Brian,
> I have both a Dragon and two CR7a's and I think each has
> its place. If your tapes have enough high frequency content
> (>3kHz), the Dragon's auto azimuth works well and saves
> the time it will take to setup the CR7's manual azimuth.
> Lower fidelity tapes may benefit from a manual azimuth
> FWIW, I think sonically the CR7 is SLIGHTLY better than
> the Dragon, with the transport of the Dragon being slightly
> better than the CR7's.
> You might want to look at the Studer A710 deck as well. It
> does not have an azimuth adjustment but is also great with
> good source material.
> If your tapes are Dolby encoded, you also have the choice of
> using an external decoder. The old Dolby 330 (for B & C) is
> great and the newer Dolby 422 (B, C & S) is very good.
> Both outperform the built-in decoders.