Without doubt the finest watch manufacturing technology of a portable professional tape recorder and also the best portable tape aesthetically speaking world market, cut into mass !.... In all its competitors, even if it was quality, you still looking for the beauty and aesthetics, here we have both!
So of course the digital now surpassed all these prestigious Stellavox analog machines, Nagra and many others, but how can we ignore them when it is said to be in the business of sound. They must have known or have yet to know otherwise we did not go through the right door, it can better understand digital and make fewer mistakes, and then why not own one as a witness of the past still present for less stray into the future.
The SP7 SP8 as the SP9 and more are excellent recorders very energy efficient, not even 200 mA in 15 or 18 V according to generations, this will be a numeric easily 4 times more for the same function, it cons will catch up on tape as these machines it is true. All possible speeds even those that do not exist in this standard and up to 76 cm / s coil of 13 cm, even in reel or tray of 26 cm with an adapter ABR large coils, accessories for the brand. Mono, stereo with blocks of interchangeable heads, head driver for the film, everything was planned by its manufacturer. All the electronics are modular and pluggable, but not always easily troubleshoot because too often molded and indestructible. So we must give preference to devices, circuits and modules are not cast in araldite as they will be there but can rectify their scarcity will make the difficult choice unless undertake troubleshooting through the implementation of new modules on open connectors with a pitch of 3.96 mm. It is nevertheless feasible.
Speed to integrate him, certainly not compatible with the existing market, but try to run it at 28 cm / s, intermediate between 38 and 19 cm / s with a time constant of 50 ms or even 35 if ĩS the tape is recent reading, he will gain from all sides like all his colleagues also small, independently of the band, in sound mechanical scroll in wear head-to-38 cm / s and dynamic compared to 19 cm / s generally rather limited or poor on the latter parameter for all recorders. As long as you dotiez a modern kind GP9 tape, then you transcend it ....
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