The late Roger Modjeski was very fond of Revox tape decks and has several A77s, most not working that were intended for parts or possible refurbishment. However, he does have a working unit which has 15ips speed (original, not modified).
Here is an interesting tidbit from Roger about R2R decks and A77s in particular:
When the store owner learned I could make an A-77 sound better than new, he
offered a $50 tune-up special. I must have repaired and aligned 100 Revox
A-77's. I still have a few in my museum and find them to be aging poorly. All
those wonderful dipped tantalum capacitors are opening up as the years go by. I
figure it would take several hours to replace them all because Revox hid them
everywhere. They were easy to get to before the mother board was set deep in
the machine. Getting the mother board out is another time-consuming issue.
There I leaned about products that are designed for manufacturing efficiency
with little regard for repair efficiency.
Cars are similar; some starters you can replace in 1/2 hour and some take
three. You know that if you keep the car long enough, you will replace the
starter and the water pump and the alternator, among other things. We don't
throw the car away when the starter quits, but we are tempted to junk the Revox
when 30 hard-to-reach capacitors are all failing. I don't use my Revox anymore,
I just look at it. I still use reel-to-reel every day, an equally old (1971)
Sony whose capacitors are still good because they are aluminum electrolytics.
As you see, I've made a lifetime a study of the reliability of components.
Strangely, if we look at the manufacturers' life rating for many components, we
find things lasting far longer than some ratings would lead us to believe. The
capacitors in the Sony are rated for 1,000 hours, but are now 23 years old and,
given my usage, have probably seen 20,000 to 40,000 hours. There are about 60
of them in there and not one has failed.