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Revox B215 issue

Discussion in 'Tape' started by ampheat, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. ampheat

    ampheat New Member

    my revox B215 sometimes during play switches itself to source.
    Rarely other times it will not shut off at the power switch. I have to disconnect the power chord.
    it seems to be an electronic problem.
    Is this due to worn capacitors? any idea which ones to replace?


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  2. perryinva

    perryinva IS it vintage????

    Richmond, VA
    Pretty much all the electrolytic caps should be replaced. It could be almost any of them, especially the power supply ones.
  3. steerpike2

    steerpike2 Super Member

    Transvaal, South Africa
    The "B" series Revoxes are affected by CFL lightbulbs. The infrared protocol (Nokia / ITT) is occasionally/randomly 'faked' by these lights, so if you have one or several in the room, that could be sending the B215 false commands.
    Try covering the IR sensor with a piece of cardboard to check if the problem vanishes.
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