Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1965 - 1968
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Dual Track
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10
The TP-708 was a two-speed, two-track mono portable mains and battery recorder with a 500mW output and a 2.5 x 4″ speaker.
Controls consisted of record, rewind, stop and play (no fast forward was provided)
Other features included large rotary volume control, remote jack (for microphone-mounted on/off function), mic jack, aux. jack, external speaker jack and level meter for recording control and battery level.
Maximum spool size was 5″ and tape speeds were 1 7/8 & 3¾ ips.
Also sold as the Symphonic TP-708
Power supply: Four size “C” batteries / Inputs: Remote start, mic, DC supply (all mini-jacks) / Outputs: extension speaker / Semiconductors: 2SB389. 2 x 2SB32. 2 x 2SB33. 2 x 2SB263. 4 x SD-1 (1N91) diodes / Speaker(s): 2.5 x 4″ inches (64 x 100mm) / Dimensions: 295 x 210 x 65mm (11½ x 8¼ x 2½ inches) / two track mono