Very rare - the earliest incarnation of what we all know as the mighty RE-201. In exceptional condition for...
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Very rare – the earliest incarnation of what we all know as the mighty RE-201. In exceptional condition for its age, serviced by our experienced tape techs to our high standard with a new tape transport and low-use heads installed.
Can be supplied set up for 120 or 240v.
More info below; here’s a quick demo featuring this unit:
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We’re tape and disc echo specialists with many years’ experience working with and restoring these machines. Our BBC-trained engineer brings our tape delays up to (or better than) factory spec and our testing ensures machines that have superb reliability and – most important – that they sound incredible. Guaranteed to give reliable service and sound superb.
Modified by us with the tape transport from an RE-201. Most of the 200s used the now almost impossible to find Sony endless tape. In addition we added a “fresh” set of low-use heads to bring the sound up to a standard that matches the looks of the machine. And then as a purely cosmetic tweak we added one of our clear tape tray covers – it looks pretty spectacular (but we can of course supply a normal tape cover if required).
Sounds superb (that’s those replacement heads, plus early preamps…); excellent working order following a full service by our tape echo specialists with various new parts as required, including replacement heads and a new tape.
Aside from looks, in terms of sound and functioning the RE-200 is essentially identical to an early RE-201. The one difference is the presence of a standby switch on the 200 which allows you to turn off the tape while still passing signal through the machine (and using the reverb).
CONDITION: Excellent overall with only minor signs of age on the face. The tolex case has minor scuffs and dings to the finish, but nothing major. Internal surfaces are in good order with some scratches and minor oxidation around the edges. Overall a pretty exceptional example of this rare machine. Click on the photos to zoom in and see more shots.
VOLTAGE: The voltage of this unit will be set up to your requirements with a new transformer fitted – either 120v or 240v. This means that the unit will ship within 5 days of purchase.
Price includes VAT at 20% (for sales in UK/EU) – buyers outside the EU please contact us for tax-free prices. VAT-free sales possible to businesses and individuals in the EU (outside the UK) with a valid VAT Number.
Guaranteed to give reliable service.
Some crackle is always possible from pots/switches when not used for a while – this can be cleared with use.
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PUBLISHED: 24th Apr 2019
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