Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)
Country of Manufacture:Switzerland
Release dates:1964 - 1967
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Dimension: 47.7 x 34 x 29.5 cm
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:below 0.1% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 52 db at peak record level (2 track) and 50 db (4 track)
Sound quality rating:8 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10
Weight: 20 kg.
This was the final model in the 36 series that had begun in 1954 with the A series and culminated with the superlative A-77 in 1967.
Interestingly, Revox continued on with an all-tube circuit (with the exception of 3 diodes and 3 selenium rectifiers) after dabbling with a solid-state front end on the E-36. (the F-36 was also all-tube). Other differences between the G36 and its predecessors were the fitting of twin VU meters instead of magic eyes and the introduction of a tape-tension switch for when 7″ reels were employed. The G 36 has a Papst Hysteresis Synchronous capstan motor with electromechanical braking for smooth transitions through the functions with smaller Papst reel motors.
Available in either half or quarter-track stereo, the G36 was a formidable machine that found use not only as a high-end domestic recorder but also as a studio and broadcast workhorse. 736 is a designated UK model
Speed constancy: less than 0.3% variation from normal / Crosstalk: mono 55 db. stereo 40 db / Bias frequency: 70kHz, push-pull oscillator / Valve complement: 4 x ECC 81, 2 x ECC 82, 4 x ECC 83, 2 x ECL 86, 3 diodes, 3 selenium rectifiers / Rewind speed: approximately 80 seconds for 2400 ft tape / Equalisation: in accordance with CCIR standards – 70ms / 7½ ips, 140 ms / 3¾ ips / Inputs: mic: approx 3 mV into 1 Mohms, line: 1 mV into 47 Kohms / Audio output power: single channel, 6 watts into single internal speaker / Weight: approximately 45 pounds (20.5 kg) / half or quarter-track stereo