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RE: Wow, hit a nerve :-)

"compared to my Otari MX5050s it's a toy."

Hahahaha! That's funny.

The Revox A77 has some annoying tape transport quirks, but it's audio capabilities and build quality are second to almost none, certainly not Otari. I worked with a pro Otari multi-track on a project many years ago. Can y'all say "gap scatter"?

I do NOT like the handle on the A77. I even took it apart and put epoxy glue on each end, but I still don't trust it.

Meters? Have you been to an eye doctor lately?

The thing I like about the consumer Otari 5050 is that it's cool-looking and has a lot of features. It beats the shit out of Pioneer or Technics. Not sure about Tascam - mine is still "down".

Having said all that, it'd be fun to have an Otari 5050, or another Studer/Revox machine. I love foolin' with controls. But, I can pin the meters on my A77, and it still sounds fine. My good friend, who's done high-end mods on the Studer A80, recently bought an A77. Huh. He assured me that it'll be mine when he's done f-ing with it. (Have I got that right?)

:)


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