Very good condition
This is a piece of history. Read on to find out why:
This is a fantastic sounding machine
Owned by legendary engineer Richard Dodd. Richard famously engineered the album “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty. His mastering credits are so extensive and impressive I couldn’t even pick one to include here.
This machine was originally commissioned at the original AIR Studios Oxford Circus in London. At the time it was the first Studer A-800 present in England. According to Richard, it is the best sounding of all the 2” multitrack machines. It has the best warmth of signal.
During its time at AIR, it was Paul McCartney’s favorite tape machine
It is a Studer A-800 Mk1, which means that it has transformers on all inputs and outputs
“Everything just sounds better through this machine”
There are 2 erase heads, for 4-track erasure
Signal to noise ratio on this machine is impeccable
Prototype Q-lock cards for use with Audio Kinetics sync
Originally all the record ready lights as well as the playback lights were all green. The tech at AIR studios modified this for Richard so that the lights flashed green in record ready so that track statuses could be better determined at-a-glance
The machine has new pinch rollers installed recently. Some photos show old pinch roller.
•2” Test Tape
•Tape editing block
•Remote for arming tracks
Richard has recorded strings for George Harrison on this machine
The machine sounds phenomenal.
I’ve got to say, this is a milestone for BF, being able to list this machine.
Again, this is a piece of history.
In working condition, sold as-is.
Nashville pickup or ground transportation.