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In Reply to: RE: meters posted by Bill Way on May 14, 2016 at 09:35:57
The Revox link doesn't suggest that it's a recorder, unless I missed something.
It looks to me like a playback-only deck, a response to the growing availability of high-quality prerecorded tapes. Considering the tapes themselves are selling for $400+ each, a retail price of $4500 doesn't seem extreme.
You can't compare the price of the deck to the price of the media, they are two completely different things. Also, there is a very small market for $400 tapes. I think there is an even smaller market for a $4,500 play-only tape deck, especially since an interested person can buy and refurbish a VERY nice play/record deck for $2,500.
Heck, my excellent Revox A77 Mk IV 2-track 7.5/15 ips deck goes for about $600 on ebay. (I'm not interested in selling it, btw.) WHY would I spend $4,500 for a play-only deck?
BTW, $400 tapes are WAY over-priced.
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