Bolex SP 80 projector

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Bolex SP 80 Projector

A super8 and single8 sound projector.

Year: 1973-74

Lens: Bolex Hi-Fi 1,3/15-30mm zoom

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

Internal loudspeaker

Option for external loudspeaker ( 4 - 6 Ω, 10 watts 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 )


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

Introduced to replace the SP8, this shortlived projector was itself superseded by the SP 80 Special.