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3m M79 1" 8 Track Reel to Reel Recorder Used

$7,000.00

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  • Model: 3mM791"

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Up for sale is an amazing 3m M79 1" 8 track reel to reel. The heads are in good shape and everything works. There is no remote.
The 3m M79 was used to record many of the classic albums from the 60's and 70's including, Abbey Road, Rumors, Stones, Thriller (two 24 track machines synced), Neil Young, Bowie, etc. It was available in 1 to 24 track configurations.

From the History of Recording website:
"The patented Isoloop tape drive system incorporated in the tape transport provides flexibility of tape handling and ease of tape threading. A new standard of timing accuracy has been attained in the tape transport as a result of an entirely new capstan dc motor drive coupled with the Isoloop Drive. Variable internal speed control, and synchronization to external speed signal sources are incorporated.

The packaging concepts provide greatly improved accessibility of components for alignment and maintenance purposes. The use of silicon solid-state devices in the electronic circuits provide greater stability and long-term reliability.

The tape recorder can be configured to contain 24, 16, or 8, and 4, 2 or 1 track. Physically, each configuration consists of a tape transport pivot mounted in the top of rectangular plastic-laminated wood console. Below the transport is a signal electronics module assembly containing the record/reproduce electronics and operating mode switching circuits, Input and output transformers and connectors are accessible from the rear. A meter display panel mounted above the transport provides selective input/output signal monitoring of each channel.

A self-contained solid-state power supply is fastened to the floor of the console, and a remote control assembly which is detachable from the front of the console allows the recorder to be operated up to 30 feet from the console (for 8, 16, and 24 tracks only). When the remote control assembly is detached, a panel fits into the front of the console. "






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