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Matthieu van der Sluis
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From: Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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 - posted July 26, 2019 09:00 AM      Profile for Matthieu van der Sluis   Author's Homepage   Email Matthieu van der Sluis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sometimes it's a small piece you need to know. Like how to recognize a later build, as with the Elmo GS1200, the direction of where the looping handle is pointing to on the Gen3 version.

Searching for a later model of a Beaulieu 708 Stereo, Studio or 16:9 in the near future, I like to know what to look for.
What are the differences?
What to look for to recognize a later build, around 1999-2003?
Are those 2000's only the HTI's, and are those a musthave or much too noisy?
What's more to know?

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Maurice Leakey
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I am sure that Phil Murat would be able to help out with your enquiry.

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Matthieu van der Sluis
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The forum was offline or just unreachable for me a few day's.
I am very interessted, cause I want to replace my GS1200 Gen 3 for a Beaulieu 708 Stereo (probably Studio) around end of this year.

At first I wanted to buy a Longplay Unit to combine with my Bauer T610 instead, but those are hard to get nowadays, and I actually like the film pressure plate in Beaulieu more so I have to focus only once.

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Phil Murat
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Hi Maurice,

The very last Beaulieu I know is the HTI (Osram HTI 250w/32 ) which can work with 15v/150w or HTI as well.
Lens holder is modified to replace easily the gate holder (16/9 or standard).
Reels carriers are aluminium ones.
Vu meters are LED ones , electronic counter.
Quality of electronic is slightly improved :
- Epoxy "green" board used (both boards)
- Regulation board improved reliability (T6 transistor)
- New Capstan Motor
- Main motor with front ball bearing

To be note Osram 250w/32 bulbs are very expensive considering a short expected life (250 Hrs)
In summary , these are few changing from the classical Stereo one.

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Paul Adsett
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Wow, that HTI lamp certainly is extremely expensive. I thought digital projector lamps were very expensive ($375.00 for about 3000 hours) but this HTI lamp is about the same cost for only 25 hours, or over 10x the running cost of a digital projector lamp!

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Leon Norris
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The HTI lamp gives you great light! I plan on buying the kit for my GS1200. And installing it very soon! Its not that hard to do! Can't wait to see the big difference!

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Matthieu van der Sluis
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Thank you Phil.
Has the Studio version the same improvements, except for the HTI option, or is that model years older than the HTI?

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Phil Murat
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Hi Mathieu,

"Studio" machine (around 93) is supposed to offer same improvments.
I forget a new claw ( material and treatment)

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Matthieu van der Sluis
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Thank you.
HTI versions are sold for insane prices, at least I saw a sale for that, which was behond my budget.
I stick to Studio than.
The improvements below are more than enough for me.
- Epoxy "green" board used (both boards)
- Regulation board improved reliability (T6 transistor)
- New Capstan Motor
- Main motor with front ball bearing

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