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Technical Details

Brand: Revox

Model:PR 99

Category:High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Switzerland

Release dates:1987-1987

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

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

Frequency Response:

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

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10

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Description

By the early 1980’s the B-77, had reached its developmental peak with the mkIII and whilst this was a very good recorder, it was not in the ‘professional’ class. Rather than develop the B77 further, Revox came up with the derivative PR-99.
The entire electronics were optimised for extremely low distortion and high tolerances and the new PR99 offered, among other things: connection for automatic controller start from the mixing console electronic real time counter with zero and auto-locator vari-speed of -33% to +50% from the pre-selected nominal speed tape dump mode (for spooling tape into a waste-bin!) ready/safe switch (readiness/check function for inputs). adjustable clock-track function choice of high or low impedance microphone inputs. For hassle-free editing work the drive assembly cover could be raised to the front plate level.
The PR-99 came in a rack-mountable configuration but was also offered in either a portable or console version.
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.

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 / Weight: approximately 45lbs (20.5kg) / half-track stereo

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