For some reason, an A77 followed me home from craigslist the other day. Looks like a low-speed 1/4-track MK II, with the US-option stainless front panel behind the reels. Pretty clean, no missing parts. Seller had it turned on when I arrived, so variac start-up no longer an option. I'll need to replace the 'incendiary' caps and others, and evaluate overall functions, etc. Only 'missing' item is the case -- or any case at all. It was mounted in some nice custom cabinetry, but now sits shivering on my shelf. I'll need to source either the wood case with handle, a suitcase, or just a rack mount (which I can probably make in the shop). Looks like I just missed one up in Canada. Kudos to Studer/Revox for having the ops and service manuals right there on their ftp site. Plus they're very nice manuals -- block diagrams, troubleshooting advice, schematics, board photos, mods... the works -- all wrapped up in a nicely indexed/navigable pdf. Ahh, the good old days... It will join its growing band of brothers -- Akai 4000DS, Crown 700, Teac 32-2B, Pioneer 707, Akai GX 77, Ampex 601, and maybe one or two I don't remember... I may have a problem.