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Studer A812 - Professional Reel to Reel Tape Recorder - A stunning pair of twin machines now available!

TWO twins units available
Butterfly heads
In wonderful condition
Fully refurbished
12 months warranty with laboratory certificate

Functional condition: PERFECT fully refurbished and laboratory report

Aesthetic conditions: 9 out of 10 - excellent from every point of view (only small signs here and there of very little importance...)


Together with the A820, the A812 is the heir of the legendary A80 and certainly the most widespread Master Recorder of the 800 Series. Produced from 1985 until 1996, it is able to offer everything that could be desired from a professional machine at the time.
The control and completeness of the functions made this machine suitable for all the needs of the recording world.
Speed, fluidity and versatility of the functions are top of the class...

The A812 is among the best performing machines one could wish for; the wooden side panels make it very elegant and less spartan than its predecessor A80 RC, therefore very suitable for fitting elegantly into HiFi listening rooms.

Main technical characteristics

  • 2-track recorder, ¼ inch (6.35 mm).
  • MK II version
  • Trolley-mounted master recorder.
  • Available speeds: 30 - 15 - 7.5 - 3.75 ips (76.2 - 38.1 - 19.05 - 9.525 cm/sec.).
  • EQ: Selectable CCIR and NAB.
  • Coil coupling: standard AEG-DIN coupling, optional CINE couplings (EIA).
  • Usable Pancake Rolls or Pans: Up to 12.5" (31.8 cm).
  • Balanced inputs and outputs with XLR connectors.
  • Digital tape counter display in H, Min, Sec, tenths of a sec.
  • Functions of: Reset Timer, Return to Zero, Return to another storable point (Loc 1, Loc 2, etc.), Edit with Jog and Shuttle command, Rewind speed reduction (Library Wind), Return to the last Play command, Rollback, Auto Mute in fast winding and rewinding, Variable speed from ± 7.5 semitones.
  • Button to protect a tape from involuntary or accidental recording (Master Safe).
  • Possibility of memorizing different settings for two types of tape (Tape A, Tape B).
  • All audio parameters with hexadecimal scale that can be set from the push-button panel, with storage via the service menu.
  • The machines for sale have the BUTTERFLY type heads in perfect condition with at least 90% efficiency!
  • Tape path that allows you to exclude the passage from the head block in the rewind at the end of the reading.
  • Rewind time: approx. 70 sec. for 760 m. of tape.
  • Monitor loudspeaker with adjustable volume, selector for listening to the input or output signal, buttons for listening to both channels or individually Left or Right.
  • Dimensions: H x W x D 900 x 630 x 660 mm.
  • Absorbed power: about 90 W in Stop; 150 W Play-Rec; 190W rewind.
  • Supply voltage selector from 100 to 240 Volt, 50 or 60 Hz.