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Old 1st October 2018
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Yes, if you keep looking you may find the non VU meter non trolley version around €1500. The PR99 MKIII is a good machine.

The B77 and A77 as pointed out in the post above did come in HS versions. The A77 is a bit more crude in the tape handling and possibly needs an input bypass mod unless you like the sound the input imparts going through the padded mic preamp.

The A77 and B77 HS are good sounding decks at a very reasonable price but factor in a revamp. I would change all the electrolitics, PSU caps, the tantalums are usually fine and Check and reset speed plus a good clean and line up. If you go for on of these find one in good nick with good heads so that any refurbishing is just age related.