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Revox B791

Direct-Drive Turntable (1981-1985)

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with linear tracking tonearm

Revox B791


The Revox B791 was essentially a B795 with pitch control and pre-fitted Shure cartridge.

The unit's most striking feature is the servo controlled, parallel tracking tonearm.


Platter drive: quartz controlled direct drive

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Pitch control: +-9.9%

Speed stability: +-0.01%

Platter: 313mm diameter, 2.1kg

Wow and flutter: better than 0.05%

Rumble: -72dB (weighted)

Tonearm: linear tracking tonearm with servo electronic follow up control

Tangential error: smaller than 0.5 degrees

Skating compensation: none required

Stylus force: 0.8 to 2g

Weight: 9.1kg


Bass reproduction was well above average with promising depth and articulation and while the stereo images were quite well focused, the treble lacked some detail, and depth effects were moderate.

Overall the sound felt a little compressed in terms of perceived dynamic range but on the other hand pitch stability was extremely good - £420 HiFi Choice 1984


cartridge compatibility table  English - bigbadwolf

instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch Francais - sky_pilot

service manual (part 1)  English Deutsch Francais

service manual (part 2)  English Deutsch Francais

service manual (part 3)  English Deutsch Francais

service manual (part 4)  English Deutsch Francais

service manual (part 5)  English Deutsch Francais

service manual (part 6)  English Deutsch Francais

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