studer A80 half inch

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hey thread world... i have a studer a80 vu half inch 15 / 30 ips for which i am trying to locate a capstan motor to get her up and running again, any advice on where i could find one would be much appreciated.. i have found one on ebay which is for a RC machine, are the capstan motors the same ? cheers robin
 
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hey thread world... i have a studer a80 vu half inch 15 / 30 ips for which i am trying to locate a capstan motor to get her up and running again, any advice on where i could find one would be much appreciated.. i have found one on ebay which is for a RC machine, are the capstan motors the same ? cheers robin
Can we know where are you located? Most Studer A80 motors bought from eBay will need refurbishing. Do you still have the old motor and capstan?
 

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Robin, contact Fred Thal of ATAE in California.

Fred is one of the leading A80 technicians in the world and he maintains a substantial parts inventory.
 
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Robin, contact Fred Thal of ATAE in California.

Fred is one of the leading A80 technicians in the world and he maintains a substantial parts inventory.
As far as I know Fred Thal does not supply parts to hobbyists or amateurs.

Anyway people should be warned that service from official Studer agents, such as AudioHouse, is expensive, e.g. refurbishing an A80 capstan motor will cost around usd 1000. Surely we get a motor as new, but unless all your machine is refurbished to such high standards it does not seem to me to be the best option.
 
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Can we know where are you located? Most Studer A80 motors bought from eBay will need refurbishing. Do you still have the old motor and capstan?
I am located in Scotland near Perth the studio is called Tpot studio, i do have the original capstan and the machine is in great working order, i use it all of the time for mastering on , tape echo and tape loops...
 
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I am located in Scotland near Perth the studio is called Tpot studio, i do have the original capstan and the machine is in great working order, i use it all of the time for mastering on , tape echo and tape loops...
I have bought A80 motors from two european Ebay sellers, one in the UK - emas54a700, another in France - crossroadsexpress. As far as I can see in my spares there are small differences between A80 capstan motors of different age, but they look compatible - perhaps you can migrate the half inch capstan to a quarter inch motor. Prices vary a lot.
 

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