Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:Switzerland
Release dates:1949 - 1951
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:4 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
By 1949 the Studer name was established amongst the pioneer leaders in the field of tape recording.
From the outset it was the firm aim of Herr Willi Studer to produce a machine which would satisfy the discriminating amateur.
Since tape quality was still poor, high tape speeds were necessary. The Dynavox, as it was first called, had only one speed, 7½ ips, and operated in the full track mode to ensure optimum dynamic range and the lowest possible background noise from the poor tape available at that time.
Appreciating this need for long, uninterrupted playing times, the machine was designed to accommodate 25 cm. (10″) reels from the start. This facility remains today.
In 1951 Dynavox became Revox and the first tape recorder bearing the name Revox was a revised version of the Dynavox, the T26.