audio studio equipment

Using the right audio archiving equipment is essential for our work and we love older gear!

We spend more time than we should making the machines work ‘as good as new,’ so they deserve to be mentioned here…

reel to reel tape

John French modified 4 track / 2 track sony apr 5003v headblock

  • 2 x Sony APR 5003 with a JRF Magnetic Sciences modified head assembly for 4 track and 2 track stereo tapes.
  • 2 x Studer A80 RC with a JRF Magnetic Sciences modified head assembly with DIN (butterfly) and NAB repro heads also drilled for easy azimuth adjustment.
  • Studer A80 R customised for winding of fragile tapes with no fixed heads or guides.
  • Studer B67
  • 2 x Tascam BR20 stereo decks
  • Tascam 34 / Teac 3440 4 channel multitrack 1/4″
  • Teac 8 channel 1/2″ multitrack
  • Fostex Model 80 1/4″ 8 track mutitrack

cassette tape

  • Nakamichi RX505 3 head deck
  • Nakamichi 680 3 head deck with half and normal speed options
  • Nakamichi 670 3 head deck
  • 4 x Marantz PMD 502 with balanced outputs
  • Tascam 122 Mk III 3 head deck x 2 with balanced outputs
  • 4 x Tascam 130 3 head deck
  • Tascam 134 4 track multitrack deck with Dolby B / C
  • 2 x Tascam 234 4 track multitrack deck with dbx
  • Tascam 238 8 track multitrack deck with dbx
  • Teac C-3X 3 head deck with normal and double speed options

noise reduction

  • Dolby A-301
  • 2 x Dolby 361 units
  • 2 x Dolby 365 stereo Dolby A
  • Dolby 363 stereo Dolby A / SR
  • Nakamichi NR-200 external Dolby B and C encoder / decoder
  • Bel BC3 16 channel
  • Tascam DX-4D x 2 dBx units

digital

closeup of Benchmark Media DAC1 digital to analogue converter

  • Benchmark Media Systems ADC1 2 channel 24bit 192 kHz A/D converter
  • Benchmark Media Systems DAC1 2 channel 24bit 192 kHz D/A converter
  • 3 x Fostex D5 DAT
  • 3 x Sony 7030 timecode DAT
  • 1 x Sony 7040 timecode DAT
  • Sony TCD 10 portable DAT recorder
  • Tascam DA30 MkII DAT
  • Tascam DA40 DAT
  • Tascam DA45HR High Resolution 24 bit DAT
  • Tascsam DA60 MkII Timecode DAT
  • 2 x Tascam DA78HR DTRS 8 track digital multitrack tape
  • Tascam DA98HR DTRS 8 track digital multitrack tape
  • 3 x Tascam DA88 DTRS 8 track digital multitrack tape
  • MOTU Digital Timepiece
  • MOTU 2048 Mk II Interface
  • Alesis ADAT XT
  • Alesis ADAT M20
  • Denon DN-951FA Broadcast CD Cart Player
  • Denon DN-990R Broadcast Minidisk Recorder
  • Tascam 350 MiniDisk Recorder
  • HHB CDR-850 CD recorder
  • 3 x RME HDSP 9632 analogue and digital audio interface cards

patching / metering / monitoring

  • Balanced B-Type patchbays for analogue audio
  • Rane BB 44X 8 channel transformer based unbalanced <> balanced converter
  • Alice Broadcast Solutions Matchpak x 2
  • BES BNC / Musa Patchbay for S/PDIF Digital Audio
  • DK Audio MSD 200 analogue / AES audio meter, vectorscope, spectrum analyser
  • RTW 1206D
  • RME DIGICheck metering software
  • Tektronix 760A Stereo Audio Monitor
  • Adcom GF-545 power amp
  • Quad 405II power amp
  • Quested VS2205 active studio monitors
  • AR 18S passive loudspeakers

test / service tools

closeup of Tentel Tentelometer tape tension meter

  • Nakamichi T-100 Audio Analyser
  • Leader LFM-3610 Wow / Flutter meter
  • Philips PM3055 Dual Trace 50Mhz Oscilloscope
  • Lindos LA101 Audio Oscillator / LA102 Audio Measuring Set
  • Information Terminals M300 cassette gauge
  • Tentelometer tape tension gauges
  • Various Spring Gauges
  • MRL 1/4 test tapes
  • Teac / Nakamichi / Abex cassette test tapes

designed and developed by
greatbear analogue and digital media ltd, 0117 985 0500
Unit 26, The Coach House, 2 Upper York Street, Bristol, BS2 8QN, UK


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