Wireless Remote Receiver for the Revox B215 Tape Deck

Last updated August19, 2015

I sell this on eBay for $75 or buy direct for $70 + shipping of $8 within the US or $16 outside.

Contact me at scott@revoxremotes.com

You must be thinking the Revox B215 is already remote capable with the B201, B201CD and B205 remotes, but, these remotes are big, clunky, hard to find and expensive. Oh, want one other thing, the remote protocol that Revox used in these units is super old and not compatible with any universal remotes so you can't integrate it with your other units with one Harmony remote. That's where this remote adapter comes in. This remote adapter is controlled via modern SIRC Sony IR protocol which is arguably one of the most supported IR protocols in the world. It will make your B215 controllable from any universal remote capable of sending Sony VCR codes including the Harmony!

This unit controls the standard transport controls on the Revox B215 deck (Power, Play, Record, Stop, Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind and Monitor). It uses any standard universal remote programmed to control a Sony VCR (preprogrammed DirecTV remote included).

Current price for the Revox B215 wireless remote adapter and preprogrammed universal remote is at the top of this page in red. Send PayPal for the total to my PayPal account scott@revoxremotes.com

The remote adapter can be programmed to respond to various Sony VCR codes. To select between them there are jumpers inside the unit. Remove the two screws on the bottom of the unit and remove the top cover. Located near the front window is a jumper block. These jumpers configure what type of Sony VCR codes the unit will respond to. See the table below for a list of jumper settings.

JMP1

JMP2

Device
Type

RCA
Remote

DirecTV
Remote

JMP

JMP

Beta VCR

VCR-119

20033

JMP
OPEN
8mm VCR
VCR-098
20034
OPEN
JMP
VHS VCR
VCR-099
20032
OPEN

OPEN

LDP

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LDP = Laser Disc Player

Configuring the DirecTV Remote
To program the DirecTV remote first slide the switch at the top of AV1 or AV2. Press and hold the MUTE and SELECT buttons until the green light at the top blinks twice then release. Using the number keypad enter the 5 digit code from the table above. If done correctly the green light will blink twice after the last digit is entered. Note: On the DirecTV remote the Record button must be double pressed to activate the function. The full manual for the remote can be found here.

Maker of wireless remote adapters for vintage tape decks. Remote adapters are also available for Aiwa, Akai, Ampex, Crown, Denon, Nakamichi, Otari, Pioneer, Revox, Sony, Studer, Tandberg, Tascam, Teac and Technics decks.