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Studer A80 UV MKIV 24 Ch 2" Tape Machine w/ Remote Autolocator & Manuals #35405

Availability: In stock




BRAND: Studer


FUNCTION: 24 Track Tape Machine

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a Studer A80 UV MKIV 24 Track 2" Tape Machine. This machine was recently pulled from the studio of the late Leon Haywood in south Los Angeles. 


  • 24 Track 
  • 2"
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This item comes as seen in photos, and includes only the following accessories:
  • Remote
  • Remote Manual
  • Autolocator
  • Autolocator Manual
  • A80 UV MKIV Service Manual
  • A80 UV MKIV  Manual
  • 2 Spare Screws
  • Quantegy 456 Grand Master Metal Reel

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Very good - Cosmetically the main deck and the remote control modules are very good. There are signs of pitting, wear and discoloration on the transport deck behind the headstack. There is a minor crack in the clear plastic time display on the main deck. There are some button labels missing on the remote transport control section. Head hours meter reads 17285. This machine has been very well taken care of, as indicated by the physical condition and the many repair and maintenance notes found in the manual and the card cage.

WORKING CONDITION: Unable to test fully - Unit arrived missing the 1.080.384 Spooling Motor PCB with a non-functioning Autolocator rack unit. We borrowed a spooling motor card from a similar vintage machine and were able to confirm good operation of the reel motors, ffwd/rew transport control and braking systems. Overall this is a very good machine and all indications are it will be very worth restoring to perfect day-to-day operation.

All remote controller buttons and LEDs and communication with tape deck audio modules function correctly as far as we could test. Some remote locator/transport control buttons are missing labels. Remote control cable assembly is approximately 50ft. long.

Autolocator rack brain module does not power up - shorted power supply capacitors require replacements.

  • Tape Machine: 800 lbs.
  • Remote: 70 lbs.
  • Autolocator & Manuals: 18 lbs.


  • Tape Machine: 71" H x 30" D x 41" W
  • Remote: 34" H x 18" D x 19" W
  • Autolocator & Manuals: 6" H x 11" D x 19" W 

SHIPPING: This item is too large, too heavy, or too delicate to ship by standard shipping services and should be shipped by FREIGHT. We are offering FREE crated shipping on this anywhere in the 48 states.

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