Studer A800 Tape Machine

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Studer A800 Manual

The Studer A-800 professional multichannel magnetic tape recorder is an entirely new design concept, featuring outstanding mechanical stability, 14" reel capacity, high user flexibility, ease of operation and a very fast responding transport. Mechanical stability is due to the extremely rugged die-cast chassis and the stainless steel headblock chassis.

The A-800 transport electronics use a microprocessor to process all commands received from local controls, remote controls or peripheral equipment.

The Studer A-800 is designed for all applications where fast and rapid execution is required. Some of the features include: Spooling motors with very high torque, featuring fast winding speed and fast reaction time. Fast line-up due to "Master Bias Setting". NAB/CCIR switchable by means of master switch. Electronic editing.

The design of the audio electronics are related to the microprocessor design of the transport electronics. Here too, great flexibility and technical advantages have been achieved in comparison to convention designs.

Each channel consists of 4 printed circuit boards of European standard size: Record amplifier, Reproduce amplifier, Sync amplifier and the HF driver.

Studer A800 Tape Machine

Studer A800

Studer A800 Tape Machine

- Dave Barton at New River Studios, Studio A, circa 1989. - Photo courtesy of Larry Janus.

Studer A800 8 Track at Paisley Park Studios

Studer A800, 8 Track, at Paisley Park Studios.

Studer A800 8 Track at Paisley Park Studios

Studer A800, 8 Track, at Paisley Park Studios.

Studer A800 Tape Machine

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