Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)
Country of Manufacture:Switzerland
Release dates:1966 - 1969
Speeds: 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 4
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 15 ips: 30 -15kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.075%at 15ips, 0.1% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:76dB at 15 ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Here is an outstanding example of a vintage professional multi-track reel to reel recorder.
Get Reel fan Jens Sundboe from Sortland, Norway (approx 1500 km north of Oslo) has his own vintage home studio and has very kindly sent us pictures of one of his 4-track Studer J-37’s along with some of his observations…
The studer J-37 is the most famous tape recorder ever. It was used when the Beatles recorded their albums at Abbey Road studios including Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club when they used several J-37’s to create their ground-breaking music. The J-37 is a beautiful tape recorder.
It’s very heavy (300lbs) and equipped with 52 tubes!
Valve complement: E188CC, E283CC, E130L,85A2, ECC83, EL86, ECC81 (Total 52 valves) / Rewind speed: 3,300ft in 3 minutes / Inputs: balanced XLR .7-7 volts input impedance 15kOhm / Outputs: balanced XLR 7-7 volts into 200 ohm – impedance 25Kohm / Weight: 300lb ( 137kg) / 4 tracks on 1″ tape
This is amazing!