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STELLAVOX SP8 STEREO PROFESSIONAL TAPE RECORDER
Made in 2068 HAUTERIVE SWITZERLAND TYPE SP8 S/No 823.528, STEREO TAPE RECORDER
This recorder was made up by Stellavox for a film sound Recordist with XLR microphone inputs, with Dynamic T and Phantom microphone powering, with pilot sync and a AMC counter.
These recorders a becalming very rare, this one is in very good condition and perfect working order.
THIS SP-8 RECORDER IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER
Stellavox SP8 is a Professional Tape Recorder using magnetic tape of ¼ width. It supports reels of 5 of diameter (10 ¼ of diameter with the accessory ABR).
Recorder SP8 is a modular recorder where electronic modules and head block can be easily changed. Mono and stereo recorders can be made with the same basic structure. Frequency response is flat (± 2 dB between 30 Hz and 16 kHz). Some versions have a better upper frequency response (Stellamaster SM7 reaches 28 kHz). Mono versions have a S/N of 70 dB. Recorder SP8 is within a case made of a machined block of aluminum. This recorder was an alternative to Nagra tape recorders; in a smaller shape and with an equivalent state of art mechanics and electronics. SP8 have 4 tape speeds (ranging from 9,5 cm/s to 76 cm/s), extremely well controlled by an electronic servo system. The recorder uses an interchangeable head block where heads and biasing control circuitry is mounted. The head block presented in the pictures is optimized for the tape speed of 19 cm/s.
The control knobs above are 1 & 2 microphone attenuates, then you have the speaker level control and the swatch is left for test tone and right for rewind
THE SP8 HAS A SERVO CONTROLLED GATE, WHEN YOU RUN THE RECORDER THE PINCH WHEEL AND TENSION ARMS CLOSE AND IN REWIND THEY OPEN, JUST SWITCH TO STOP TO REPLACE THE TAPE. WHEN THE GATE IS CLOSED IN STOP AND YOU
ABOVE LEFT: IS THE 4 SPEED SWITCH, IT HAS AN IPS OF 3.7/5 ( 9.5cm) 7.5(19cm) 15 (38cm) 30 (38cm), THEN THE RIGHT AND LEFT INPUT AND OUTPUT ON 4 MM SOCKETS, THE HEADPHONE SOCKET WITH LEVEL CONTROL ABOVE, AND A PUSH BUTTON TO MONO
ABOVE LEFT, IS THE EXTERNAL POWER SOCKET, synchronizer, OUTPUT, AUX. 2 X XLR MICROPHONE INPUTS, MONO STEREO SWITCH, SPEECH MUSIC CUT
ABOVE, 15 X AA batteries fit in the battery box, it opens by rotating the two half round nuts, Note, there is a crack in the back of the Perspex lid and some scratches on the top.
ABOVE LEFT, The screw driver quartz control on/off switch in the bottom, and the microphone powering at the top, it has Dynamic T powered, Phantom 12 and 48 volt microphone powering
ABOVE RIGHT, THE STEREO HEADS ARE AS NEW CONDITION AND THE STEREO HEAD BLOCK IS AS NEW AND INCLUDED WITH THIS RECORDER.
The SP8 Recorder is a modular recorder where electronic modules and head block can be easily changed. Making it a Mono and Stereo recorder,
I don't have the mono head block, but the stereo heads are as good as new.
I am supplying a N-SMPS2 24 volt mains power supply, input output leads, a new roll of tape that was used to line up the recorder that now has test tones and music recorder on it so you can test the playback and record, an empty take-up spool is also provided, and I can supply a paper copy of the service guide,
Dimensions (WHD) 270
x 83 x 215 mm / 10.6 x 3.3 x 8.5 inch
Stellavox Portable Tape Recorder SP8
Professional audio recorder for broadcast and film applications. Interchangeable headlocks features monophonic or stereo recording and playback. Optional equipped with 50/60 Hz quartz pilot tone unit and synchronizer.
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