Showing posts with label REVOX. Show all posts
Showing posts with label REVOX. Show all posts

17 July 2019

REVOX B710 (1981) - Studio Technology For The Living Room

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The world had to wait patiently for Studer Revox to develop a cassette recorder but once it was finally launched on the market, the Revox B710 very soon became the market leader. The first Revox cassette recorder was manufactured between 1981 and 1984 and there were two versions of it, MK I and MK II. At the core of the development was a 4 motor drive, that lived up to the high professional demands of the company. The drive worked without belt, friction clutches and mechanical brakes. Instead it had two quartz-synchronised direct drive capstan motors and two take-up motors with optical tacho-generators that also took care of the braking. The complete movement process was controlled by a microprocessor. This resulted in a previously unknown protection for the delicate cassette tape while at the same time achieving record-breaking spooling speeds. This precision drive was later to be built into the professional cassette machines Studer B710 and B710 II.

The amplifier electronics had four Dolby™ B processors. With the MK II version, you could even switch between Dolby™ B and C. That together with the professional 3 head technology (sendust-ferrite), resulted in a perfectly "dolbyised" read-after-write. Two LED chains, each with 24 LEDs was ´built in to give optimal output control. The electronic press button control and an electronic counter with timer function ticked all the boxes when it came to operating the device. In 1981, the Revox B170 was voted "Most outstanding new development of the year" at the Consumer Electronics Show in Los Angeles. Three years later at the same show in 1984, it was again voted "Most outstanding new development of the year in the area of magnetic sound and studio technology".

cassette deck

cassette deck

cassette deck

cassette deck

cassette deck

11 January 2017

REVOX Reel to Reel Recorders 1949 - 1993



Finally a book fully dedicated to all the wonderful reel to reel tape recorders of the Swiss brand.

More than 30 years after production of the last ReVox reel to reel machine, we are proud to introduce now the first book of the complete reel to reel production range: 240 pages and 400 color photos, with rich text in English and Italian.

Made for the 50th anniversary of the A77's birth, the most famous reel to reel recorder ReVox (shown even on Pink Floyd's Ummagumma cover), the book 'REVOX REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDERS 1949-1993' presents in detail all 25 legendary issued models with full history, versions, technical and curiosity in 240 pages and over 400 unpublished Hi-Res photographs. Available on-demand printing from Blurb.

"Just the right book for those crazy fanatics lovers of ReVox recorders - says Marcel Siegenthaler, Advertising and Communications Manager ReVox 1965-1995 – definitely, a book like this no one had ever seen till now. "

Conceived and structured both as a manual for the enthusiast who can recognize in all details each different model and check the full originality, and for the historian audiophile who wish to know in details the birth and evolution of the swiss analog recording brand from his first beginning in 1949 to the glorious end in 1993.

"In this book you will find not only the legendary A77, but also detailed and complete information with all versions and types of tape recorders manufactured by ReVox - explains Fadri Haller, current CEO of ReVox GmbH - I myself read and browsed in deep this work, and I found a lot of new and unknown exciting information about the devices and the history of ReVox ".

The work was carried out by two expert technicians collectors of the swiss company, based on one of the most complete existing collections, and interviewing in deep ReVox and Studer designers, engineers, commercial managers of that time, with extensive research in Switzerland, Italy and Germany of all known versions and variants.

'REVOX REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDERS 1949-1993' is today the only complete and exhaustive historical book of the ReVox saga. Enjoy it both from the point of view of the technical/historical rich text than for the gorgeous high resolution pictures, shown in a smooth and original way, with unusual shoots and special care about technical interiors, engines, circuits and most noticeable details, with direct comparison between all various versions.

Authors:
Paolo Bologna
Luca Maria Olgiati



With English-Italian text, both in an economical softcover version, than a better and a luxus one, with hardcover and special photographic papers, is available for purchase now at 'blurb'.



06 May 2016

The New 2017 REVOX.

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After the vinyl revival it was time for the best possible analog source to officially return. The analog tape recorder (reel to reel) as invented in 1935 by AEG / TELEFUNKEN become an industry standard for studios for decades. Many people still believe that analog tape recording is the best possible way to record music. Since there are companies reissuing "studio master" recordings of original material on tape there was a need for a new tape recorder as well....."to compete with old tape recorders kept alive by many enthusiast"

So here is the news officially isuued by REVOX and HORCH HOUSE on 04.05.2017 

REVOX Group and HORCH HOUSE (a division of Lutz Precision k.s.) are pleased to announce further cooperation in analog audio technology. The first results of our relationship have already come with the REVOX online shop (www.revox.ch) carrying the full selection of HORCH HOUSE analog master tape copies. Due to the overwhelming response from the analog audio world we are happy to confirm our next step forward. Our next product will be the first new reel to reel machine design in decades. This exciting new player will be under the venerable REVOX name and will be available as a standard product in Q1 of 2017. This truly is a wonderful time for fans of analog audio and the starting point for a whole new product line.

revox 2017

revox 2017

revox 2017