Studer A812 MKII VU

Together with the A820, the A812 is the heir of the A80 and surely the most diffused master recorder of the series 800. Produced from 1985 until 1996 it offers all the performances of his predecessor and much more. For its control an completeness it was up to the most sophisticated requests of the world of recording; its swiftness, fluency and versatility in the management of the tape are unique and hold the lead.

It was born in a period when digital control rooms became more and more established. The A812 is still one of the most used Studer models in studios that record digital and analog, which are more present than you could imagine.

The A812 MKII VU in the version with the VU Meter Bridge performs incredibly well, the wooden side panels make it more elegant and refined than his predecessor A80 RC and make it fit also for HI Fi listening rooms.

Main Technical Features

  • 2 tracks stereo recorder, ¼ inch (6,35 mm).
  • Master recorder on trolley with VU meter bridge.
  • Tape speeds: 15 - 7.5 – 3,75 ips (38.1 - 19.05 – 9,5 cm/sec.).
  • Servo-controlled tape transport.
  • Capstan controlled by microprocessor quartz reference.
  • Spooling motor control with pulse-width modulation.
  • Equalization: CCIR – NAB switch selectable.
  • Tape A and Tape B switch selectable with independent setting and memory storage.
  • Tape Reel: AEG-DIN (standard), CINE (EIA) -Trident (Optional).
  • Reel size: up to 12,5” (31,8 cm) for metal reels or plates.
  • Balanced XLR input and output.
  • Digital real time display for all 3 speeds; H, Min, Sec.
  • Edit mode with Jog and Shuttle function Zero locator; Locator Play, Locator 1; Locator 2, Master Safe-Rec Ready button; Service menu with digitally programmable audio and tape deck setup with non–volatile memory storage; Library wind button to select a reduced spooling speed; Varispeed; Auto-Mute during FF-REW mode.
  • VU Meters, with independent potentiometers for line-input and line-output.
  • VU Meters monitor of input or output signal switch selectable.
  • Rec-Play calibrated and uncalibrated mode, switch selectable.
  • Buillt-in monitor speaker and headphone output (jack 6,3mm), for input or output signal.
  • In Line or Butterfly heads.
  • Buillt-in monitor speaker
  • Spooling time: about 70 sec. for 760 mt. of tape.
  • Weight: about 49 Kg
  • Dimensions: H x W x D, 1180 x 630 x 660 mm.
  • Power absorption: about 90 W in Stop, 150W Play-Rec, 190W FF-Rew.
  • Voltage selector: from 100 to 240 Volt, 50-60 Hz.

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