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.
with this unit:
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.
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.
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.