Robuk Reel to Reel Tape Recorders

Company Description

Robuk produced reel to reel tape recorders from 1960 to 1969 which were manufactured in United Kingdom. These tape recorders targeted the consumer market. The early models of Robuk tape recorders used tube electronics and later on they transitioned to solid-state tape recorders. The company produced both 2 and 4 track machines available in 110-120v voltages.

Both Robuk Electrical Industries and Modern Techniques Ltd were owned by S Korobuk Ltd and were founded by Samuel Korobuk and his wife Iris in 1951 at Palmers Green. Modern techniques Ltd was the manufacturing arm and produced both the Motek tape deck and their own heads, both of which were supplied to various other manufacturers. The Motek decks were very popular but competition from Collaro and BSR prompted Korobuk to market his own recorders, under the name Robuk – a derivation from his own surname. The first Robuk RK3 recorder was available in 1960, followed by the RK4 in ’64 and RK5 in April ’66.

With the advent of the Philips compact cassette, Robuk, like many British reel to reel manufacturers, was forced into liquidation in 1970 and Samuel Korobuk joined Marconi’s Space and Defence Team.

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