Finally: a "Plug & Play" Studer A80 Record Card that transforms the legendary Studer A80R/C Master Recorder into the world's finest Magnetic Tape Music Recorder/Reproducer.
Paired with our outstanding NextGen A80R/C Repro Card, this record card is a truly radical re-think of Magnetic Tape Recording that re-defines what was thought possible from Magnetic Tape.
All direct-coupled, discrete transistor class A circuitry from Front Panel single-ended and un-buffered purist RCA Record Input to Record Head for the purest possible sound.
Precision balanced transformerless (TI INA137) record input, utilizing the stock Studer XLR connector. Supports all A80R/C legacy VU Meter Bridge, Input- or Repro- selection, Record and Playback volume controls, using existing A80 XLR connectors.
No capacitors anywhere in the signal path except for a single high quality precision polypropylene film capacitor (Dielectric Absorption <0.05%) to set Group Delay compensation for true Linear Phase, two similar precision polypropylene capacitors to set Record Head- /Wavelength- Model corrections at Low Speed and High Speed, another similar polypropylene capacitor for treble adjustments, and finally a single similar polypropylene capacitor used in the precision DC servo. Time-smear effects are all but eliminated.
Highly effective Group Delay compensation when Recording realizes near-ideal time domain playback response when used with the NextGen A80R/C Repro Cards, and audibly improved time domain response when played back on other High-Quality semi-professional and professional decks.
Advanced Two-Stage B-H linearizer provides unequaled low-distortion dynamic range and maximum SNR when used with the NextGen A80R/C Repro Cards, and audibly improved clarity, detail, and dynamic range when played back on other High-Quality semi-professional and professional decks.
Available in 15/30 ips and 7.5/15 ips models, supporting a single EQ per speed:
Tight component tolerances and Pre-Set record adjustments available for several commonly used magnetic tapes, EQs, and tape speeds, largely eliminating the need for precision test equipment to realize excellent results. Currently supported:
Let us know if you have special Tape/Speed/EQ requirements!