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Jean-Pierre Gurtner of Stellavox Died
Old 15th September 2018
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Jean-Pierre Gurtner of Stellavox Died

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I thought this might be a good forum for this simply because this is the place most likely to know about Stellavox.
Old 16th September 2018
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R.I.P

Used Stellavox in some projects and liked it but it was Nagra dominating the film industry

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Old 16th September 2018
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Terrible news. I did not know about his death. I worked closely with him in the mid 80’s when I was the USA importer for Stellavox. Jean-Pierre was the right hand man to Georges Quellet (still living), the mind behind Stellavox.

Not good news for those who needed an expert to attend to and repair / modify their Stellavox recorders.

Sad news to me here.
Old 16th September 2018
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StellaVox came to late to dent Nagra's analog recorders
When DAT reared its ugly head and Stefan refused to touch it because of the ridiculous format it was left to the Japanese and they made a hash of the pro machines
I had 4 Fostex PD4 s before they eventually worked properly
StellaDat looked like the real thing ,with a 4 ch mixer and sensible batteries and metal build
It never arrived before file recording finally made sense.....

Last edited by Rolo 46; 16th September 2018 at 10:29 PM..
Old 16th September 2018
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In case you don't know, Stelladat had nothing to do with Stellavox, Quellet, or Gurtner or any factory people. Stelladat was the errant brain child of Michel Reverchon, the man who bought Stellavox from Mr. Quellet during hard times. This would have been around 1987. I was there.

Reverchon was the pirate who owned and ran the super high end GOLDMUND
hi-fi company. When Reverchon could not make the Stelladat go, he sold the idea to Sonosax who attempted a revival.

The machine was never really working correctly and was shelved.

Stellavox did not arrive late to the recorder market since both Quellet and Kudelski were making machines since the 1950's.

Stellavox was always undercapitalized and also suffered because its founder
had bouts of ill health that sidetracked the company.

However, the Stellavox recorders sounded excellent and were built with discrete build with nary a chip in sight.

Pure analog sound that I contend was equal to and better than Nagra.
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