On 03/01/2012 05:47, Shai Drori wrote:
> 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.
Early A710s/Revox B710s had issues with the drive hubs, which would
loosen on the motor shafts and cause all manner of bad language. 710
Mk2s and B215s were altogether better, but the azimuth adjustment is not
as accessible as on the Nakamichi. I use both...