ATR Services Inc. has introduced a new, custom-made 2-inch 8-trackheadblock specifically designed to convert Studer A827 transports intohigh-end, surround sound mixdown and mastering recorders.
The new headblock plate, manufactured in-house by ATR Services, ismachined to extremely close tolerances from a solid piece ofaircraft-grade aluminum. The headblock package comes complete with aset of Flux Magnetics Mastering heads (including extended response playhead) optimized for use with the Aria Reference Series Class-A discreteelectronics. Designed by David Hill, Aria electronics are availableseparately through ATR Services.
“The A827 is a great transport, and with the addition of our Ariareference electronics and new head block, the sonics of the machine aregreatly enhanced at both the 15 and 30 ips speeds,” said ATRServices president Michael Spitz. “High-definition recordingsmade on these modified A827s will translate perfectly to our ATR108Ccompact mastering decks, which are also equipped with Ariaelectronics.”
ATR Services also offers another version of the headblock designedfor use with the 16-track 2-inch format. It includes the connectormounting bracket and the “D” connectors for plug-and-playusing the stock Studer electronics. Flux Magnetics heads are standardon this version, as well.
Contact ATR Services Inc. at 717/852-7700 or www.atrservice.comfor pricing.