Memories from the turn of 80's decade
by Tony C
The M79 was considered to have great "sound" and I believe was the machine of choice for the Steely Dan's producers. Anyone who owned / operated one of these, as did Mayfair studios of London in the late 70's to early 80's (just 1 amongst many Studers), kept a drawer full of 2N3055 and PNP3055 transistors. These powered the capstan motor and blew about every 2 months... 3M stopped making these to concentrate on the 3M digital tape recorder. What a success that turned out to be...