Revox B 710 MK II cassette deck. Classic Vintage. Fully revitalized.
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.
The Revox B710 MK II is a three-head cassette deck with Dolby-B and Dolby-C noise reduction systems. This model is distinguished by the highest level of performance and high durability. The B710 does not have any belts or clutches, all belt movements are handled directly by drive motors controlled by a microprocessor. The microprocessor also controls the head assembly (which allows tape monitoring while recording), non-volatile control memories, a tape counter, and a digital clock. Thanks to the player’s built-in timing functions recording /playback can be done unattended, as well as starting /stopping at set times. The functions also allow you to stop and start tape playback at any setting of the tape index count, which makes it possible to repeat any part of the tape or the entire side on end.
According to tests carried out by “HiFi classic”, the B710 MK II is “incredibly well designed and constructed” and “can record almost any program (…) without any audible deterioration in signal quality”.
The enclosure has been cleaned of old coatings and painted with technical chalkboard paint. Original-colour paint was used and secured with colourless satin varnish. The texture and structure of the paint perfectly reproduces the original appearance of the recorder. Nakamichi signal cords included. New TDK AE Normal Position Type I 46, TDK SA High Position Type II 54, Maxell UD II High Position Type II 46, Sony Canvas Window Half High Position Type II 90 tapes included.
The device has been fully reviewed and serviced.
Collector’s model. The device is in perfect condition!
– 3-head, compact cassette deck
– heads: recording, playing, erasing
– tracking system: 4-track, 2-channel, stereo
– belt speed: 4.78 cm / s
– total harmonic distortion 1.5%
– noise and flutter: 0.1%
– noise reduction – dolby B, C
– frequency response: from 30 Hz to 20 Khz (metal tape)
– signal-to-noise ratio: 72 dB (dolby C)
– output: 0.775V (line)
– input 70mV (line), 0.7mV (microphone)
– dimensions: 45cm x 15cm x 35cm (width x height x depth)
– weight 11 kg
– year of production 1981/82