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Old 27th December 2014
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Well..
I've got a Studer A800mk3 24 track sitting right next to a Studer A80mk3 24track. Over and over again, I think the A80 sounds far 'tapier' than the A800. Granted the A800 transport is a thing of beauty and a really well built machine, but the A800 sounds much more linear for lack of a better word, than the A80. And the A80 is worlds away from the Scully 280 8track sitting next to it!!!
Old 27th December 2014
  #32
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My experience is that my A800MKIII sounds "tapier" than my A80.
Sometimes, people ask me to record their music through one of my tape machines.
Then I use a Revox A77MKIII which gives me the "tapiest" (what a word ) effect.
Using the Dolby A on the A800 gives a change of color too.
I never heard of a Scully 280 but it looks like a very nice machine too!

Cheers,
Exo.
Old 27th December 2014
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Dolby A is a whole other ballgame! I agree, it can add that next level "tape-y" sound! Why isn't Dolby A a plugin?
What version of the A80 do you have? Is it a mk2/3/4?
Old 27th December 2014
  #34
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It's an A80-R MKI sadly without meterbridge...
Old 28th December 2014
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Stop really looking for affirmation here on GS.........Use the Tape Machines, come back in a year.....then tell us!
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