Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1962 - 1965
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
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.
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