The Studer A807 is a highly versatile analog tape machine renowned for its durability and suitability for a wide variety of music genres. Processing audio with an A807 will impart the sonic benefits of tape with a closer blend of ‘clean’ tones that won’t add too much color or warmth to the audio signal.

The Studer A807 is a highly versatile analog tape machine, originally produced from 1986 to 2000. It is renowned for its durability, being highly configurable for different audio applications and is suitable to use for a wide variety of music genres.

As well as being very robust, the A807 also facilitates very precise control of tape, which made it a workhorse for many studios and radio stations around the world.

The Studer A807 can either run a ¼ inch tape for a two-track machine, or a ½ inch tape for a five-track (four audio + 1 code track) machine, and with speeds speeds ranging from 3.75/7.5/15 and 30 ips (varying per the capacity of the model). These tape machines feature Dolby HX-PRO as standard, which at low tape speeds significantly improves treble dynamic range.

The A807 is fairly neutral in coloration for a tape machine, and is able to preserve the ‘punch’ in an audio signal while imparting the desired sonic properties of tape. Unlike some older models of tape, the A807 is a closer blend of the modern ‘clean’ sounds that we’re used to, making it a popular choice for those wanting to impart sonic characteristics and advantages of tape without over coloring the audio signal.


  • 2-Track + 5-Track stereo recorder, in ¼ + ½ inch tape 

  • Compact trolley recorder with VU meter bridge. 

  • Tape speeds: 3.75/7.5/15/30 ips 

  • Servo-controlled tape transport 

  • Capstan controlled by microprocessor quartz reference. 

  • Spooling motor control with pulse-width modulation. 

  • Equalization: CCIR – NAB switch selectable. 

  • Tape Reel: CINE (EIA) -Trident. 

  • Reel size: up to 10,5” (26,5 cm) for metal reels or plates. 

  • Balanced XLR input and output (Mic input optional). 

  • Digital real time display for all 3 speeds; H, Min, Sec. 

  • Edit mode with Jog and Shuttle function; Zero locator; Locator 1; Locator start; Master Safe-Rec Ready button; Varispeed, Digitally programmable audio parameters with non–volatile storage memory setup; 

  • Auto-Mute mode during FF-REW mode. 

  • VU Meters with peak indicators (+6-9-12dB), with independent potentiometers for line-input and line-output (Mic Input optional). 

  • 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 heads. 

  • Spooling time: about 115 sec. for 760 mt. of tape. 

  • Weight: about 42 Kg 

  • Dimensions: H x W x D, 1180 x 483 x 245 mm. 

  • Power absorption: about 80 W in Stop, 150W Play-Rec, 190W FF-Rew. 

  • Voltage selector: from 100 to 240 Volt, 50-60 Hz


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