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Brand: Revox

Model:PR 99 MK. II

Category:High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Switzerland

Release dates:1982 - 1986

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 48.3 x 39.9 x 20.1 cm

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v, Multi

Frequency Response:30Hz to 22kHz at15 ips

Wow and Flutter:0.06% at 15 ips. 0.08% at 7½ ips (DIN)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:66 dB at 15 ips

Sound quality rating:8 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10

Weight: 45lbs (20.5kg)

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Description

In the early 1980’s Revox had produced many iterations of the B 77 and it was time to get a studio capable tape recorder into their consumer lineup. The PR 99 Mk 1 really wasn’t much different than a B77, so a couple of years later, they introduced Mk II which had the following refinements…

Digital counter with zero locator (left of the headblock)
Built-in Varispeed (switch, LED and potentiometer (above the headblock)
Adjustable repro EQ, which the MKI did not have
Splicing block (right of the headblock)
Tape dump  (for spooling tape into a waste-bin)

Other features included: integrated control logic with tape motion sensor which allowed any desired transition between different operating modes contactless electronic switching of all motors & remote control of all functions.

The Mk I was easily distinguishable by its mechanical counter, the Mk II featured auto-locator and brushed aluminum top and bottom face plate, and the Mk III sported a dark grey lower panel. Calibration screws are on the base for setting up the recorder. Detailed instructions in the PR99 manual will allow a competent user to align the machine and to bias for your brand of tape as well as the VUs and peak indicator LEDs.

Apparently a much rarer slow speed version of the Mk II was available, but not many people would want 3 3/4, 7 1/2 in half track.

There are 2 companies that we are aware of that are doing rebuilds, refurbishing, refacing of this machine and hope to have them represented on the website shortly.

Additional Info

Level metering: VU meter as per ASA standard, with LED peak level indicators / Rewind speed: approximately 120s / 2500ft / Inputs: line: balanced XLR mic: unbalanced 1 / 4″ (Mic Lo -70dBu, Mic Hi -42dBu) / Outputs: line: balanced XLR phones: Max 5.6V, internal resistance 220 ohms /

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