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Brand: AEG

Model:Magnetophon 5

Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)



Country of Manufacture:Germany

Release dates:1935 - 1938

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:50 - 8kHz

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Sound quality rating:2 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 3 / 10

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Danish collector Flemming Sorensen sent the following pictures and text from a book entitled “Sound from past to present” which he found in his local library.
This is the one that started it all.  It is the first production tape recorder. Not only is it of historical interest but it is also technically quite different from later models. The tape speed was very fast – (1 meter per second) yet the sound quality was little better than the quality possible on 1 7/8 ips  25 years later.

Additional Info

Transport: relay operated, possibly 3 motors (unsure!) / Bias frequency: DC / Inputs: carbon microphone / Outputs: speaker / single track mono


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