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Offline Black Witch

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Newbie to this Forum - needs a new machine! :)
« on: May 31, 2015, 02:07:21 pm »
Greetings all.

Very pleased to meet you all.

(not sure if this is the best place to introduce myself)

My name is Josie. I live in the UK.

Up until 2 years ago I was in to tape for about 10 years. I ran a Pioneer RT-909, it was a lovely machine.

I'm now looking in to buying another RT-909 or maybe something else? So I'd love to get some advice on the following.

Revox A700 - Looks great, and sounds like a nice machine but parts seem to be hard to find
Studer A807 - I'd really like an A807 but the ones I can afford don't have the VU meters to which I'd need I think.
Revox G36 - Love this little thing, I've heard one running and sounded great.
Otari MX55 - I've heard that these are on a par with the Studer A807?
Teac X1000M - Supposed to be the dog's bol**cks but is it easy to maintain/service?

and of course....
Pioneer RT-909 - Very close to my heart and would love another one. So I'd be very interested in finding a very nice one if anyone has one?

I have a budget but if I could get one that leaves me with something for some tapes etc, that would be great.

Many thanks for any help in advance.

Josie




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Re: Newbie to this Forum - needs a new machine! :)
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015, 11:04:24 am »
Out of the models you have listed my preference would be the A807 and then the MX-55. You need meters for recording, but not really for playback unless you are making transfers.
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Re: Newbie to this Forum - needs a new machine! :)
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2015, 02:24:16 pm »
Thanks.

Yes I think the A807 is the best choice too. Another questio, I'm using unbalanced equipment... would this cause a problem with record/playback on an A807 for example?

I guess I'd have to use the adapter or have cables made from RCA to XLR but will it sound ok?

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Re: Newbie to this Forum - needs a new machine! :)
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 07:31:25 am »
I've bagged an A807!!!

Looks like it's in super shape too, so I'll be back with some pics. :)

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Re: Newbie to this Forum - needs a new machine! :)
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 03:14:21 am »
Can anyone recommend me some meters for recording?