Member Summary

Sound Rating: 7 / 10 # Owners: 1
Relaibility Rating: 7 / 10 Views: 269

Member Actions

Improve This Post

Improve Post

We highly appreciate your initiative in improving posts. Please select the category in which you want to contribute. Thank you.

Technical Details

Brand: Revox

Model:PR 99

Category:High Fidelity


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

Additional Details


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


No reviews yet.

Leave A Review:

Report Errors or Inaccuracies to Revox PR 99 Page

You need to be logged in for this feature to work.