The Philips machines were excellent, if a bit finicky to fix. In common
with many European designs, they tended towards contant linear tension
rather than constant angular tension, with consequent benefit to tape
condition and speed accuracy. I once made the mistake of putting a
Tentelometer on an Otari 5050 at the beginning of a reel, and was
rewarded with a reading of 500g!
On 03/09/2017 19:41, Dennis Rooney wrote:
> I intended in my earlier post to mention the Philips Pro-72 and Pro-36
> models. We ordered both in 1972 and found them outstanding; however,
> Philips chose to leave the pro audio field soon afterward and stopped
> supporting what was in the field. The same fate befell their mixing desks.
> Stellavox's miniature recorder was used by pirates here in the seventies
> On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 12:04 PM, Jos Van Dyck <[log in to unmask]>
>> Missing are some European manufacturers of studio tape machines:
>> AEG Telefunken
>> Enertec Schlumberger
>> Leevers Rich
>> In Japan Denon and Sony were making studio tape machines.
>> Jos Van Dyck
>> Mechelen - Belgium
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