Bolex SP 80 Special projector

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Bolex SP 80 Special Projector

Year: 1974-76

A super8 and single8 sound projector.

Lens: Bolex Hi-Fi 1,2/12,5-25mm; also seen with 1,3/15-30mm

Halogen lamp 12 V/100 W type EFP.

Sound: magnetic, mono (record/playback). Fade in / fade out, sound-on-sound, mixing from external source ( microphone 0,3-150 mV, 22 kΩ; line in 50 mV - 3 V, 1 MΩ )

Amplifier 10 watts rms, option for external amplifier ( line out 0,5-1,5 V, 50 kΩ )

Internal loudspeaker

Option for external loudspeaker ( 4 - 6 Ω, 15 W rms)

Auto threading

Forward/backward projection

Speeds: 18 fps and 24 fps

Counter ( counts sets of 18 frames; i. e. seconds if projecting at 18 fps )

Reel capacity: 180m/600ft

Weight appx. ???

Accessories: 120m/400ft Bolex special autoreel; microphone; film head trimmer/clipper; 5 m reel of magnetic striped film

Optional accessories: Universal re-recording lead ( a cord + four adapters ). Hard case with a built-in speaker ( 10 W/4 Ω )

Price(s) on eBay: EUR 87,00 (+ EUR 9,50 shipping) in 01/2006



This is a later upgrade of the SP80 with higher light output from a wider aperture lens and a higher rated amplifier. Focussing is by a side knob instead of a ring on the lens as on the SP 80.

The construction of this projector borrows heavily from Eumig 700 and 800 series projectors. Much of the parts and components are identical and most of the accessories are common.