A GIFT FOR CRAZY REVOX FA­NAT­ICS

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Com­piled to cel­e­brate the 50th an­niver­sary of the fa­mous Revox A77 Open Reel recorder comes a book that cov­ers ev­ery Revox recorder ever made, from 1949 to 1993. Revox open reel ma­chines were equally revered by au­dio engi­neers, au­dio­philes, and even Pink Floyd, which in­cluded a Revox ma­chine on the cover of its Um­magumma LP. The book (Revox Reel to Reel Tape Recorders 1949–1993) de­tails all the ma­chines built dur­ing this pe­riod, in­clud­ing full his­to­ries, ver­sions, tech­ni­cal­i­ties and cu­riosi­ties. At 240 pages in length and con­tain­ing more than 400 pre­vi­ously un­pub­lished hi-res pho­to­graphs, the book is avail­able from ‘Blurb’ which spe­cialises in on­de­mand print­ing. ‘ This is just the right book for those crazy fa­nat­ics… those lovers of Revox recorders,’ says Mar­cel Siegen­thaler, who was Ad­ver­tis­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ager for Revox for more than thirty years. ‘ In this book you will find not only the leg­endary A77, but also de­tailed and com­plete in­for­ma­tion with all ver­sions and types of tape recorders man­u­fac­tured by Revox,’ said Fadri Haller, cur­rent CEO of Revox GmbH. ‘ I my­self read and browsed in deep this work, and I found a lot of new and un­known ex­cit­ing in­for­ma­tion about the de­vices and the his­tory of Revox.’ The book is the re­sult of ex­ten­sive re­search in Switzer­land, Italy and Ger­many of all known Revox ver­sions and vari­ants and in­ter­views with Revox and Studer de­sign­ers, engi­neers and man­agers of that time. It’s avail­able in three ver­sions: a soft-cover pocket edi­tion ($US83.09 plus ship­ping); a stan­dard hard­cover edi­tion ($US154.16 plus ship­ping) and a lux­ury hard-cover ver­sion ($US206.42 plus ship­ping). You can buy copies at www.blurb.com/user/RevoxMa­nia

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