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Here is an answer from a VP level executive at Nagra:

"The answer to your question is most definitely NOT."

So unless someone is planning to revive the Stellavox brand, it's Studer or it's an incorrect rumor, 
I think.

-- Tom Fine


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Studer getting back into analog tape machines?


>I directly asked both companies. Will report back if I get any facts.
>
> Nagra, maybe. They are smaller so they can think a bit more out of the box. But it seems like they 
> wouldn't have the capital to get back into complex analog tape machines. Are there enough 
> audiophiles out there? And, they specialized in small-reel portable machines whereas the upscale 
> tape market is 15IPS 10" reels. So they'd need to redesign their mechanics.
>
> Meanwhile, Studer might well have the tooling in place to get right back into a tape machine, 
> perhaps something like a B67, which could be sold for a few thousands dollars and be right in that 
> market.
>
> Prediction -- if Studer and maybe if Nagra gets back into analog tape machines, Tascam may not be 
> far behind (although they are now controlled by Gibson guitars and may or may not be in a capital 
> position to get back into manufacturing mechanically complex analog products). I think Otari is 
> still able to produce MX5050B type machines, special order.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Timothy Wisniewski" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:15 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Studer getting back into analog tape machines?
>
>
>> Kudelski/Nagra?
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>> On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 3:12 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
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>>> http://www.analogplanet.com/content/famous-swiss-tape-
>>> recorder-brand-re-introduce-reel-reel-analog-recorder
>>>
>>> What other "famous Swiss tape recorder brands" are there?
>>>
>>> -- Tom Fine
>>
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>> -- 
>> Timothy Wisniewski, M.L.I.S.
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