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Hi all

 

Just recently have become interested in getting a reel to reel.

 

I have two options, an Akai GX-4000D for $220 and a Revox A-77 Mk1 for $350, both in excellent condition.

 

 

Is it worth justifying  the extra  $130?

 

 

Thanks

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Hi all

 

Just recently have become interested in getting a reel to reel.

 

I have two options, an Akai GX-4000D for $220 and a Revox A-77 Mk1 for $350, both in excellent condition.

 

 

Is it worth justifying  the extra  $130?

 

 

Thanks

 

IF the heads and the mechanics of the A-77 are top notch, then it is certainly the one to buy. The A-77 can be a little difficult to service, compared to the Akai, but the sound quality is first rate.

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This seems to be the ultimate in reel to reel,  www.tapeproject.com  not for the faint hearted though, 

I have built and heard quite a bit of bottlehead gear and I think for the price it is very good

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Well i ended up getting the Akai (for $200) as i don't have the funds to stretch to the revox.

 

In great condition, has been recently fully serviced and sounds/records great. Rewinding ain't quick but i can live with that. It has glass/ferrite heads so it should last a fair time. Also got 4 reels of Scotch 177/176 tape so can't complain.

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Just found this thread, the tapeproject looks really interesting especially some of the series 3 releases named.... Out of curiosity anyone know of any technicians that can service reel to reel players... I have a Otari and a teach that could do with a looking over here in Adelaide...

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Just found this thread, the tapeproject looks really interesting especially some of the series 3 releases named.... Out of curiosity anyone know of any technicians that can service reel to reel players... I have a Otari and a teach that could do with a looking over here in Adelaide...

You could try challenge hiifi or force electronics, but the guy i actually bought it off sells and services vintage gear. In adelaide too. PM me for details

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