Well now, That's an interesting find. REVOX B790

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by blhagstrom, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

    Messages:
    12,305
    Location:
    Duvall, Washington
    You just never know what will show up in the junk pile.

    It was hiding in all the original packaging.

    IMG_2734.JPG

    IMG_2735.JPG

    IMG_2736.JPG

    Seems to work well. Sounds good.
     
  2. The Fuxtor

    The Fuxtor AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,005
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  3. soundmig

    soundmig AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,455
    Location:
    Colorado - North of Denver
    Wow!!!! and it works too. What cartridge is on that monster?
     
  4. Stanton681EEES

    Stanton681EEES Addicted Member

    Messages:
    7,159
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Looks like a Denon to me. With that stripe down the middle.
     
  5. jim249

    jim249 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    392
    I have one of those. Really nice turntable when they are working properly. First time I have ever seen the original packaging. Do you have the tonearm cover?
     
  6. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it must be right... Subscriber

    Messages:
    8,902
    Location:
    Northwest USA
    You sir must have an excess of Karma!
     
    Grbluen likes this.
  7. Bob in WI

    Bob in WI AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,333
    Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin USA
    Cool. So the cart stylus rides out across the LP on the trapeze thing. It must all swing out of the way so you can change the record?
     
  8. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

    Messages:
    12,305
    Location:
    Duvall, Washington
    Yes, I have the clear cover.
    The lift sticks a little so I have the cover off to give it a little help. Probably sticky from non use.

    There are elastic bands with the paperwork.
    I think they are the original bands for securing the head shell.

    I even got the stylus cover.
    45 adapter present.

    It’s cool to watch.
     
    jim249 and Grbluen like this.
  9. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

    Messages:
    12,305
    Location:
    Duvall, Washington
    Yes, the headshell travels across the mech.
    The whole mech pivots in and out.
     
  10. I LIKE MUSIC

    I LIKE MUSIC Super Member

    Very nice!

    Thank you for the pictures.
     
  11. Bugler

    Bugler AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,752
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    6C3BBCA4-8943-42A8-92DA-EF3FA99B6918.png 166EC620-A303-4C72-AE59-DDCBA944A82C.png Here's my B795. I've had it since it was about 6 months old (mid 80's). It's a great turntable. I had it recapped and lubed about three years ago.
     
  12. fishondwan

    fishondwan AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Unbelievable ! I need to search through more junk piles

    Was that Denon 301/304 on it ?!
     
  13. jobrewer1983

    jobrewer1983 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,439
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
  14. meggy

    meggy AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    34,027
    Location:
    Phoenix
    You dog, you.
     
  15. gary7

    gary7 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,352
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    Found one maybe 15 yrs ago at flea for $2. Forget what I sold it for.
     
  16. Ilikevinyl

    Ilikevinyl Cool Breeze Subscriber

    Revox turntables I remember they were selling for big bucks originally!
     
  17. Jonny Ramone

    Jonny Ramone Super Member

    Messages:
    1,787
    I used to be a big fan of linear tables, but in 2017, the extra complexity in resurrecting them fills me with dread. Glad yours is working; I would 've definitely grabbed it, anyways......were did you find it? Thrift, or pawn?
     
  18. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

    Messages:
    20,358
    Location:
    Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Great find, congratulations!
     
  19. MRL_Audio

    MRL_Audio AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    6,075
    Location:
    St. Chuck, MO
    I have a couple of Revox tables. Pleased with both. Curious about the "complexity" reference. re-cap the power supply, re-wire, etc. Same as most vintage tables.
     
    fiddlefye and jim249 like this.
  20. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

    Messages:
    12,305
    Location:
    Duvall, Washington
    Recycle pile.

    WA state has an e-cycle law
    We are not supposed to throw electronics in the trash.
    I am connected up with a recycler.

    Audio row in Seattle had to move because of some public works thing.
    This must have come from a backroom clean out.
    Hard to say. I get pallet loads of audio stuff to test, trash or clean and fix and flip.
    I split with the recycler.

    It's a full time (side) job that is an ass buster for about minimum wage but I find some treasures and get to play with all sorts of things.

    Don't dream that it's a fun thing.
    The recycler sorts out tons of crap and piles up what may be worth more than scrap.
    Scrap is pennies.
    I process tons of crap and scrap or trash a lot. I have dumpsters in my driveway.
    The recycler hauls the trash back and dumps the real trash (wood speaker boxes) and has a massive dumpster for steel and plastics.

    The little business has taken over my basement and 2 bays of the garage and other outside storage. Just the packing stash is a garage bay full.

    Its a funky business. Like gold mining. You have to deal with a lot of hard dirty work to find gold.
    99% of the stuff I get would not and does not interest AK people.
    99% of the stuff that sells is not of interest here.

    And flipping on eBay means exposure to buyers, who are people, and some people are not worth the air they breathe. And eBay is a true first class, cast iron bitch.

    It's a hard road.

    But, once in a while, something wild shows up.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2017 at 8:02 AM
    EngineerNate and cdk99 like this.

Share This Page