REVOX 26,5cm aluminum spools. REVOX Professional 601 tape. Blue Magic.
Studer is a Swiss designer and producer of audio equipment for recording studios. The company was founded in Zurich in 1948 by Willi Studer. Reel-to-reel tape recorders first produced by Studer were called Dynavox. Dynavox 100 was succeeded by the first Revox recorder, the T26 from 1952. The name Revox was adopted as the brand of commercial “reels” in 1951, while professional studio equipment kept the name Studer. In 1990, Willi Studer sold the Studer Revox Group to Motor-Columbus AG. One year later, Motor-Columbus split the company into Studer (Pro), Revox (HiFi) and a production division. The extensive reorganization ended with the sale of the Studer Group to Harman International Inc. in March 1994.
In addition to the highest quality reel-to-reel tape recorders, the Revox brand also encompassed valued cassette tape recorders, CD players, amplifiers and tuners – most often based on Studer’s studio designs.
REVOX spools were made of high quality aluminum, which has allowed them to maintain the great condition for decades. REVOX 601 is a professional HoFi long-play tape with an extremely low noise level and a high level of control. The coated, matte back has strong antistatic properties, which enables very good tape guidance in the roll, great rewinding quality and less head contamination. The length of the tape is 1100 meters per spool. The actual recording time is approx. 96 minutes at 19 cm / s speed and approx. 192 minutes at 9.5 cm / s. The tape has an original leader.
Distortion factor – measured on tape at 19 cm / s with full modulation i.e. 6 dB above 0 VU = 2% – measured on tape at 19 cm / s 0 VU = 0.6%
Signal-to-noise ratio (dynamics) – measured on tape, 2-track tape recorder, 19 cm / s full modulation, in accordance with ASA A = 66 dB
The set consists of original REVOX spools that have been disassembled, cleaned and painted using the automotive wet painting technique. The boxes have been disassembled, cleaned with a special formulation which gave them a brand new look.
A set of two pieces. The set also includes original REVOX boxes and a used REVOX Professional 601 tape.