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    Been looking for a Revox PR99 Mk3 for a long time and they do fetch very high prices.
    Just managed to win this one on ebay sold as not working for parts and looks pretty beat up but the good news is everything is fixable on these machines and I already have some spare parts

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Revox-PR99-...53.m2749.l2649



    Alan
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    Nice Alan, let us know how you get on. Daresay this will be a great sounding machine once you've finished with it.
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    Hi Ali
    It will be interesting to compare all the models of the PR99 range and B77 together when I get them all finished, I do have high hopes for the MK3 as it was there last model in the series and has some mods that should be an improvement over the others but you never know?.
    This particular model looks like a playback only model but it is actually a record at line level only model so has no adjustment on the levels other than how you calibrate the machine, theoretically this is better than adjustable pots and I have fornd that a +4dB line level is usually fine with most sources.

    I'm already working on a B77, PR99mk1, PR99 mk2 but unfortunately my day job is getting in the way of the progress
    Ill post my progress on bringing this back to life when I can
    Alan
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    Well done Alan! That will be a nice project to get your teeth into?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 337alant View Post
    Been looking for a Revox PR99 Mk3 for a long time and they do fetch very high prices.
    Just managed to win this one on ebay sold as not working for parts and looks pretty beat up but the good news is everything is fixable on these machines and I already have some spare parts

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Revox-PR99-...53.m2749.l2649



    Alan
    They are expensive cos of the digital tape counter.. I still prefer the all silver Mk.1, I only paid £75 for my Mk.1, that was 20 years ago tho lol. Still prefer the Tascam 'BR-20'

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    I also love the BR20 but the Revox's also have a great sound lovely weighty bottom end.
    Between the PR99 MK1,2,3 I dont think there will be a great difference,Swings and rounder bouts in the 3 of them, the B77 mk2 has the potential to be the best with is simplicity
    The PR99 Mk3 has the best functionality with its digital counter, in the model I have they have done away with switches and pots in the signal path so that is a good thing
    Ill do a comparison when I get them all working and calibrated.
    A minor issue is my MK1 & 2 has NAB EQ and the MK 3 has IEC so Im going to try to convert them all to IEC as I prefer that

    Alan
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    Alan, look forward to seeing its arrival and its restoration
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    Quote Originally Posted by topoxforddoc View Post
    Alan, look forward to seeing its arrival and its restoration
    Thanks Charlie I will certainly post my progress when I get time to start this project

    Alan
    Turntable - Garrard 401/Jelco 750L/Ortofon Kontrapunkt B, Pioneer PLC 590, SME 3009/2 , Denon DL103R - DIY Paradise Phono stage - Reel 2 Reel Studer A810, Otari MX55,Tascam BR20, Revox A77, B77, PR99, TEAC X1000 & 3440, Technics RS1500 - Digital HTPC / Young Dac - Preamp - DIY B4, 821, Power Amp's DIY Voyager Mono Block, Speakers Tannoy precision 6.4 / Wilmslow Kit Volt BM220.8 / Scanspeak D2905/9500

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    Nice !
    I love tape decks. That is lovely

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    Well its arrived and the bad news is its pretty beat up, looks like its been dropped at some time and the heads are 90% worn
    The good news is I have a new set of heads coming and I can fix the rest
    One day it will look like this, I hope

    https://www.bazos.sk/img/1/661/10769...g?t=1582021018

    Alan
    Turntable - Garrard 401/Jelco 750L/Ortofon Kontrapunkt B, Pioneer PLC 590, SME 3009/2 , Denon DL103R - DIY Paradise Phono stage - Reel 2 Reel Studer A810, Otari MX55,Tascam BR20, Revox A77, B77, PR99, TEAC X1000 & 3440, Technics RS1500 - Digital HTPC / Young Dac - Preamp - DIY B4, 821, Power Amp's DIY Voyager Mono Block, Speakers Tannoy precision 6.4 / Wilmslow Kit Volt BM220.8 / Scanspeak D2905/9500

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