Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1966 - 1969
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
# Motors: 1
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50 to 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.2% at 1, 0.12% at 3¾ and 0.08% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:43dB at 1, 48dB at 3¾ and 53dB at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10
A single motor, three speed all-solid-state recorder built to professional standards with automatic
threading and auto-reverse facility.
The tape was led round the curved face of the head block and dropped into a straight slot which ran from the top to the bottom of the box-like casing that replaced the take-up reel on the right hand side of the recorder. Inside this box was a single flanged spool with a castellated hub which grabbed the tape and began winding it without any further assistance. The right hand reel could be replaced with a conventional type (top left) or using the enclosed auto-takeup arrangement.
Rewind speed: 1 minute 55 seconds for 1200ft / Audio output power: 6 watts per channel (model 1163) / Weight: model 1152 – 27lb, model 1163 – 39lb / quarter-track stereo