Revox a77 dating
All tapes in this series came with Type 3 reels enclosed.
This one is perfect with no perceptable wear to the tape path. Due, in part, to its magnificent design and construction. It's a play-only 3.75 & 7.5 ips deck with a 4trk and 2trk reproduce heads, built-in vari-pitch, high-quality headphone amplifier and LED level meters.
It's also a great performer that took top honors in almost every contemporary review. Plus it includes a remote control for transport functions.
I am going to put them on ebay but wondered if you knew what they are worth. I am going to put them on ebay but wondered if you knew what they are worth. If you've ever seen a Scotch #150, you'll get the idea.
XLII Its from the mid 60s when they still called it Hitachi-Maxell LTD. Still has Maxell logo'd bag and insert and fancy purple leader with "Long Play 200" on it. I will post a pic of it when I can find it Dave I have 2 Type 2 Maxell metal reels, one with tape and one empty. I bought them in 1973 or 74 I believe to use with a Revox A77, but it is gone now. __________________ Creek 5350SE amp Creek Classic Tuner Shanling T-1000 CDP Bellari Phono Amp MMF-2.2 le TT Akai GX-265D r2r Epos 12.2 speakers Epos M-16s Onkyo Cassette deck Nakamichi LX3 Cassette deck I have 2 Type 2 Maxell metal reels, one with tape and one empty. I bought them in 1973 or 74 I believe to use with a Revox A77, but it is gone now. Well the original early makes of LN was that of a low grade red-oxide tape.
For reference, here is a list of all known lengths, thicknesses, and configurations: -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18-180: 7" reel.
The LN had the words "low noise" written in blue adjacent to the timing marks. But no other text or lettering of any kind appears on the leaders. Also note that the exterior product information was stamped directly on the box as opposed to being an adhesive label. NOTE: There were no less than two other examples known to exist in this lineup. Identical packaging but one version had green lettering and the other had pink. Leaders were: leading edge: opaque white with red timing marks printed every 7 inches. Leaders were similar to the previous line: Both ends opaque white with timing marks printed every 7 inches.
Shortly before it was discontinued, it was radically changed to a more conventional darker texture low noise tape that both looked and sounded a lot like its UD counterpart. These are some of the best NOS 2003 available, but as I don't have controls for bias/level, I noticed while making some recordings on the 630DB using this tape that it changes the sound. I read here that JIS tape are recommended for these decks and japan made tapes have no problems and are appropriate for japan RTR's! XLII (EE [Extra Efficiency]) tape: Brown timing marks. Leaders: Leading edge opaque white, with the 'timing' marks actually consisting of the tape thickness printed in microscale (for instance, if it was a "35" thickness tape, the numbers 35 would be seen printed). Hi I have one maxell XLI 35-90B exactly as the left one in the pic: and one maxell UD 35-90 Should I use "low noise" or "wide range" on tape selector for each one? The manual says that the recommended tapes are "akai LN-150-7" and "scotch #211". I did not knew that when I bought two EMTEC/BASF per528 NOS tapes.Front panel Reproduce Level, Output level and Reproduce EQ adjustments as well as easy access to the tape path for cleaning, tape marking and editing make working with this deck a pleasure.This one has had a switchable 1/4trk play head added enabling the unit to play 1/2trk or 1/4trk formats and eliminate the need for two decks. Leader tapes remained opaque white with timing marks corresponding to the grade of tape.