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Studer A827 24 Track 2" Tape Machine w/ Remote Grandmaster Recorders #28704

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Techno Empire is honored to present for sale this piece of recording equipment from legendary music studio, Grandmaster Recorders. Originating in the 1970’s as Hollywood Bijou Studio, where Stevie Wonder wrote and rehearsed his classic album “Songs in the Key of Life”, it later changed its name to Grandmaster Recorders where it produced dozens of acclaimed albums such as Red Hot Chili Peppers “One Hot Minute”, Beck’s “Midnight Vultures.” Tool’s “10,000 Days”, No Doubt’s “Tragic Kingdom” & Queens of the Stone Age “Songs for the Deaf” to name a few.


BRAND : Studer

MODEL : A827

FUNCTION : 24 Track 2" Tape Recorder

DESCRIPTION : This listing is for a Studer A827 24 Track 2" Tape Machine w/ Remote from renowned Hollywood Studio Grandmaster Recorders #28704

  • Machine Serial: 1606
  • Type 1.328.523.81 Remote Serial: 1493
  • Type 1.328.230.83 Autolocator: 1816

ACCESSORIES : Includes original Studer remote control and auto locator, Operation and service manuals and Edit-All splice block.

PHYSICAL CONDITION : Very Good. There are some chips on the front corners of the wood side panels, some nicks, and scratches from normal use. The deck top has some light discoloration in and around the head stack area.There are several missing screws from the back panel but the panel itself is still solid and sits flush and secure.  All buttons, rollers, switches, and knobs are mechanically sound throughout.

Remote Control: Good. There is heavy wear right on the palm rest area of the remote near the transports. Clearly, someone parked their hand there for a number of years. The right side panel has a crack in the veneer at the top back side as well a few corner chips. One screw is missing from the top right of the panel. Otherwise, it is pretty clean with only normal wear. All buttons and moving parts are mechanically sound.

WORKING CONDITION : Good. The machine records and plays back at all speeds, and sounds great! Autolocator is working perfectly, as is the remote controller. The only issue found is that a few of the control panel buttons below the right side main deck SW view LCD do not behave as expected. For example, Master Safe appears to put the machine in RW, although the LED appears when Master Safe is enabled from the remote.

The biggest issue is that the recessed program enable button also puts the machine in RW, so it will need to be repaired to enter the calibration mode. Other than that, the transport is in solid shape, and these machines are a worthwhile investment to get repaired. The machine indicates only 856 hours, which seems unusually low and probably is not accurate. Sprague Magnetics can furnish a head report upon request for $120. We will be glad to deliver the heads and Spraque and furnish the report at no extra charge beyond what they charge. 

ACTUAL WEIGHT : 412 lbs. Tape Machine /  Remote 66 lbs

ACTUAL DIMS : A827  56.75 x 28.25 x 30.25  Remote 38.5 x 20.5 x 18.75 

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