At 03:54 PM 6/7/2005 -0400, Don Tait wrote:
> I have had two ReVox B-77s (MK II) for more than ten years and they have
>always performed reliably and well. There have only been one or two easily
>repaired problems. Based upon my experience and what others have said to
>might be wise to avoid Tandberg. I had two of the top-of-the-line home ones in
>the late '80s and early '90s. They were great when they worked, but seemed
>delicate and seldom did. Something always seemed to be wrong with one or the
>other and I finally got rid of them.
I concur on the Tandberg lines. I relied on them from my first deck, a
model 6 bought used forty-five years ago, until about 2000. About once a
year, one of my decks would need to go in for service, leaving me operating
on two. Performance was superb, but regular service was mandatory. By the
time I bought the Studer, I had replaced the Tandbergs with Teacs -
slightly inferior in performance and tape handling, but far more reliable.
Today, the only supplement to the Studer in my operation is a two-track
Uher. That won't last long; the only accessible service shop informed me on
its last visit that it was not welcome to return.
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