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    Opinion on revox a77 heads

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    Hi everybody, thinking about buying a mixdown deck and got in touch with a guy selling his revox a77 mkIII Dolby. He lives quite near but I havent seen it in person yet. He posted me a picture of the heads anyway and Id like to show it for you to get your opinions on the condition of the heads. Dont know if its possible to tell from the pictures I got, but anyway, Ill give it a try. The price hes asking for is $200.
    Thank you for any answer.
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    a77 Head wear

    The photo of the heads is quite blurred so it is not possible to give an opinion.

    Can you get a sharper photo ?

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    Yeah, it's a bit difficult to discern wear from the rather blurred photo but the right (playback head) has me a bit worried. Is it just me or do I detect a prominent flat spot? Looks pretty wide to me.

    New Revox heads look like a half a circle, curved and this one looks flat on the very top. Is anyone seeing the same thing or is this a reflection?

    If this, in fact, is a flat spot and a dramatic one at that, than that head is nearly done for. It's impossible to tell about the center (rec / play) head.

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    Too blurry to tell. Have him take another picture while he holds a white card in front of the heads. The card will reflect light on to the heads and stop the other reflections that ruin the view.

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    Also, tell him to use either "macro" or manual focus on his camera.

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