Brand: Audio Kino
Model:AM 155 Tape Recorder Adapter
Country of Manufacture:Hungary
Release dates:1954 - 1956
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads:
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:100-6,000Hz +/-3dB
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:4 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The AM 155 was an adapter for turntables where you could take 78 rpm speed on the turntable and locating this device on top, the turntable would serve as the motor for this tape deck adapter to deliver 19 cm/ sec tape speed. A number of companies made these types of devices, but in retrospect, did this make any sense? Were they much cheaper than buying a tape deck?
The AK 154 amplifier (pictured) was sold as an option with this curious device.
The tube complement of the 155 was 6AU6 x 2, 6AQ5 & 6X4