Country of Manufacture:
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 5"
Number of heads: 4
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 7½ ips: 45Hz - 14Hz
Wow and Flutter:0.15%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than -50dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
From Denmark comes this
rather stylish semi-professional recorder. It was first made around about
1961 (it is listed in my 1961 UK Tape Recorder Yearbook) and from the
accompanying 1965 Danish advertisement below we know that it has a Papst
motor and a frequency response of better than 20Hz – 16Hz (2db).
I asked Danish reel-to-reel collector and expert Flemming Sørensen who
has helped so many times before with information if he knew about this
interesting piece (and also because he’s Danish!). He sent me the following
information as well as the ad (with English translation).
… As far as I can see it takes 7″ reels and runs at 3¾
and 7½ ips. It appears to have four (or three depending on how you
count) heads. If you take a close look at the picture with the head cover
off you’ll see that two brownish heads are placed next to the left tape
guide. The left seems to be a little lower than the right.
Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 6½” (406 x 406 x 165 mm) / Weight: 48 lbs (21.8 kg) / half-track stereo