TechnicsRS1700usedTechnics RS1700This is a rare opportunity to own a high-end legend and an audiophile's dream piece. For sale is a very rare Tim de Paravicini dPv EAR RS-1700 playback and recording tape machine modified in the UK...6500.00

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This is a rare opportunity to own a high-end legend and an audiophile's dream piece. For sale is a very rare Tim de Paravicini dPv EAR RS-1700 playback and recording tape machine modified in the UK by the legendary Tim de Paravicini (dPv/EAR). The internal electronics have been modified to provide the best playback possible. 

It has a selector switch for NAB, IEC & Tim's EQ. Normally only the RS-1700 has built-in EQ switching between NAB and IEC. Tim has added this EQ switching as well as his own EQ setting. The Technics playback and record circuit boards and components have been upgraded, as well as: higher quality RCA sockets, three prong AC inlet (Furutech IEC FI-09 Rhodium), internal signal and power wires.

Included with this unit: 

1) Auto reversing 2-track one way / 2 tracks the other way heads (spare block)  and the 2-track heads (one way only, main block) from an RS-1700 all reworked by Tim (dPv). 

2) Owner's Manual.

3) Original Remote Control.

4) Empty Reel

No pre-amplifier is needed. It has a build-in preamp with volume control, just hook up directly to your power amp and play. 

This unit has seen very little use. I have 5 other machines and this was really purchased as a collectable. It was stored in my climate controlled LP vault room.   

Personal checks need to clear before shipping. I don’t have an original shipping box, so I will work with shipping carrier on proper package and shipping. International buyers please email for the rate.

P.S. Many of the top recording studios utilize Tim de Paravicini modified components including James Guthrie's Das Boot of Pink Floyd fame! Tim has done the majority of tape recorder modification for the audiophile re-issue tape decks including those used at MFSL, RTI and The Tape Project. Tim does pro gear mods directly, EAR is his consumer gear.

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