Originally Posted by Bitsmith
oh - i guess this was three years ago- but for the record the PR99 is FINE. They have varispeed AND tape echo function (at least the model II does - which is what I have). Sort of like a hi-fi space echo.
PR99 MKIII HS here, it's fine as well as an analog delay with varispeed.
BTW: you don't even need a varispeed model if the deck is placed into a DAW's send/return. Just add a buffer pluging (digital delay 100% wet with 0% feedback) in the same fx chain as the deck and you have 100% tape-delay tone with a wide range of delay durations. The buffer, being in the feedback loop, decouples delay length from tape speed.