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Hello Anat,

This link will take you to the current Ebay site for reel to reel unit:


http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?query=reel+to+reel+tape+deck&sosortproperty=1&ht=1&from=R10&BasicSearch=

retreat wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Can anyone give me information where I can purchase a  4 track reel
> player? Or is anyone interested in selling one?
>
>
>
> Anat Dagan
>
> Krishnamurti archives
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard L. Hess
> Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 11:32 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] REVOX A77
>
>
>
> Diederick,
>
> It's very hard to say. Check eBay prices and then halve the highest
> one, but there are many issues:
>
> Mark I, Mark II, Mark III, Mark IV?
>
> The Mark III and Mark IV have better hum shielding between the capstan
> motor and the play head.
>
> Mark III and I think Mark IV were available with optional Dolby.
>
> I've seen Studer A810s and A807s go on eBay for prices similar to
> A77s, and please allow me to suggest that the professional models were
> worth the difference when they were new. You can get good and bad in
> any flavor.
>
> I had four A77s and sold my two high-speed models several years ago
> when I started "collecting" Sony APR-5003vs and Studer A810s and
> A807s. I still have my MK III Dolby unit and a beater 1/4 track MK I.
> I sold the HS MK 1.5s (I did some of the MK II-->MK II conversions
> myself) for $125 each--but that was to friends.
>
> Anyway, it all depends what you want to do. Also, most A77s, I think,
> were sold as 1/4-track units. I converted most of mine to half-track
> (NAB) units. So be aware of what the head configuration is.
>
> Finally, I do think there is an improvement in sound from the A77 to
> the A807, for example. I re-transferred some tapes I had done on an
> A77 when I got my Sony APR-5003V. (I think the APR and the A810 and
> the A807 all sound great).
>
> One of the things with the A77 is that the tape path is not as robust
> as the pro machines. One of the things that makes the APR so nice, is
> that they hired someone (as I understand it) from Studer...
>
> All of the pro machines have flutter idlers which seem to help with
> the "clarity" of the reproduction...although that is still open to debate.
>
> Also, please check the availability of spare parts in your country
> (and elsewhere--I've bought Studer spare parts from New Zealand,
> Canada, and England, and Nakamichi parts from Turkey!)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Richard
> http://www.richardhess.com/tape/
> Glendale, California USA
>
>
>
>
> At 12:04 PM 3/28/2004 +0200, you wrote:
>
> Dear Listmembers
>
> Someone has got a REVOX A77 which he bought in the 1970's that he
> would like to sell.  What do you think would be a good offer to make him?
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Diederick Basson
> Stellenbosch
> South Africa
>