Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1953 - 1956
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 50Hz - 8kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.5%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A fairly basic machine from
Ampro, the 755 ‘Celebrity’ was a single speed (3¾ ips) half-track
mono recorder with a 7″ spool capacity.
One fairly notable and advanced (for the time) feature was solenoid-controlled
transport function buttons. In fact it was claimed that this was the first
recorder of its type available on the market.
Further information about this recorder is provided in the detailed
test report below which has been reproduced (with pictures) from a
1953 ‘Tape & Film Recording’ magazine. It’s amusing that the report
refers to the humble 3-digit tape counter as an ‘Automatic selection locator”
– the writer seeming quite impressed!
Rewind speed: 72 ips forward / 120 ips rewind / Audio output power: 3.2 watts / Weight: 35 lbs (15.9 kg) / half-track mono