Brand: Bang & Olufsen
Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Denmark
Release dates:1961 - 1964
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10
This is one of the first hybrid models from Bang and Olufsen. It came as a surprise to discover that this
one actually has got four transistors inside. Another interesting fact is that B&O didn’t make the mechanics, rather they bought a ready-to-use BSR ‘Monardeck’ from the UK and built only the electronics and the cabinet.
Valve complement: 2xECL86 (output amplifier) EM84 (magic eye) ECC85 (Bias) / Semiconductors: OC75 OC107 2xAC128 (all in the preamplifier) / Power consumption: 70 watts / Inputs: mike, phono & radio / Outputs: line, speaker (4 ohm) / Speaker(s): internal 8 x 4¾” (20 x 11 cm) / Dimensions: 9½ x 8 x 15″ (245 x 200 x 385 mm) / quarter-track mono (half-track was available)