Here is another rare beauty that will give you the joy you thought you could never have from a cassette player. Please remember that a cassette deck is nothing more or less than a mini reel to reel player. Of course, like anything else you must record good recordings and use the top tapes and there are tons of great ones still out there as I have found out. With 84 upgrades this unit is better than new because the caps I used are better than anything they had back then in my opinion. I used Blackgates, Nichicon Muse, Elna and more top electrolytic and film caps. I put film in as many keys places as I can and they make a huge difference. Also it now has much better RCA's with pure copper or silver solid wire with Telfon, a Furutech IEC and every thing works properly. This unit has a ton of special features/functions that no others have and simply because Revox was trying to make one of the best cassette made. In many minds or better ears they are there with a few of the top ones only separated by choice mainly. This one also uses a remote but sadly I do not have the remote but I think maybe you might be able to buy a learning remote and key in the Revox numbers to use some of the functions.
As far as the rating it is mainly for age and because someone decided to scratch in his favorite FM Station for some reason. It only has two bad places, with that being one and the only other one is a scratch on the pause button. This thing is built to last and now with all new electrolytic caps it should do that for years I pray and sound wonderful in the process. It functions properly and you can look it up on the web and the Vintage Knob where I found these specs to found out about all it's functions/features. Notice the number of motors and also that there are no rubber belts to go bad.
Drive : 2x Quartz-locked DD motors with dual-capstan
2x DC motors for reel drive
Tape speed : 4,76cm/s
Wow & flutter : 0,1% (C60 & C90 ; DIN 45507 / IEC386)
Rewind time : 45s (C60)
Tape length : C46...C120
(performnaces guaranteed up to C90)
Tape types : Type I (FE2 O3 ; A1 & A2 memory)
Type II (CrO2 ; A1, A2 & A3 memory)
Type IV (Metal ; A1 memory)
Playback correction : Type I : 3180 + 120µs
Type II : : 3180 + 70µs or 120µs
Type IV : 3180 + 70µs
Modulation level : 200 nWb/m for 0dB
THD : < 0,8% (Type I ; 315Hz ; 0dB ; k3)
< 1,5% (Type II ; 315Hz ; 0dB ; k3)
< 1,0% (Type IV ; 315Hz ; 0dB ; k3)
Frequency response : 30Hz...18Khz (Type I ; +2 / -3dB ; -20dB rec/play)
30Hz...20Khz (Type II ; +2 / -3dB ; -20dB rec/play)
30Hz...20Khz (Type IV ; +2 / -3dB ; -20dB rec/play)
S/N ratio : > 70dB (Type I ; Dolby C ; 3% THD)
> 72dB (Type II ; Dolby C ; 3% THD)
> 72dB (Type IV ; Dolby C ; 3% THD)
Channel separation : > 40dB (1Khz)
Bias : 105Khz (record and erase)
Erasure ratio : > 70dB (1Khz ; Dolby C)
Line inputs : 50mV / 100kOhm (for 0dB output ; adjust. by 1dB steps)
Max input : 2,5V
Outputs : 775mV (line out ; for 200nWb level)
2,8V max / 220 Ohm (phones ; 7-step adjustement)
PS : 100 / 120 / 140 / 200 / 220 / 240V (±10%) 50/60Hz
PC : 45W max.
Dimensions : 45 x 15,3 x 33,2cm
Weight : 9,15kg.
List price : 1400$ (1985)
Please feel free to call me with any questions but please be patient with me as I am still having to do many things outside of audio since, my dad passed away in late Feb. My number is 865 463-0743 EST Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm. I have moved in with my mom to help her so please no late calls, thanks!
May God Bless America and Keep Our Troops Safe!
Buyer must pay all shipping and I will use very good or new boxes with only top packing materials, meaning NO paper! It would be great if someone could pick this one up too!!!! I only charge actually shipping but I will not know what that will be until I pack it. Email any of my past customers and they will tell you how I pack and especially ones that have bought turntables.
Payment can be made by PayPal (the buyer must pay the 3% and have a confirmed address), money order or personal check. All payments must clear before I will ship.
Thanks for all your kindness and enjoy the music!