Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1959 - 1962
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Dimension: 17½ x 15 x 9" (445 x 381 x 229 mm)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 1
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 50Hz to 15kHz (2 dB)
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.25% at 3¾ and 0.2% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10
Weight: 38 lbs ( 17.3 kg)
First released in 1959, the Model 910 Universal “A” was a two-speed (7½ & 3¾ ips) tape deck with a single motor and three heads. It was a development of the 1956 “A” series. Stereo playback (both half and quarter-track) was possible but the machine only recorded in mono.
Matched 10 watt speaker/amplifier units (model 2010) were available, fitted with an Ampex-designed 8″ PM speaker.
In early 1960, the Model 960 appeared, physically identical to the 910 but with full stereo record and playback facilities. Both machines had a 7″ reel capacity, auto end-of-tape stop, single VU meter and high impedance mic and line inputs with input mixing. By 1963 the 900 series had evolved into the
1200 series and finally, the F-44 Fine Line series in 1964.
Rewind speed: less than 90 seconds for1200ft / Inputs: high impedance microphone, high impedance radio / line / Outputs: 0.5V RMS from cathode follower