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Brand: Aiwa


Category:Mid High Fidelity



Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1962 - 1965

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: full-track-mono

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The Aiwa TP-30R was a rim-driven battery portable recorder with a maximum spool size of 3 inches.
It had two small motors for record/playback and rewind and a four-transistor push-pull 100mW amplifier coupled to a 2¼ inch speaker. No erase head was supplied, one needed to use blank (pre-erased) tape.
Controls were extremely simple, the large knob at the front selected Play or Rewind, to the left of this was a small switch which selected Play or Record. The only other control was for volume.
There was an input for a crystal microphone (supplied) and an output for earphone.
Price when new (in the UK) was £14/14.
The TP-30A was replaced the following year by the TP32A.

Additional Info

Power supply: Ever-Ready U11. Vidor V0011. two Ray-O-Vac 1 LP’s 9V Vidormax / Inputs: microphone (crystal) / Outputs: earphone / Power output: 100mW / Speaker(s): circular 2¼” (5.7cm) / Dimensions: 9 x 5½ x 2½ inches (229 x 140 x 64mm) / Weight: 2½ lbs (1.14 kg) / two track mono


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