Brand: Bang & Olufsen
Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Denmark
Release dates:1965 - 1968
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 20kHz
Wow and Flutter:< 0.075% at 7½ ips, <0.11% at 3¾ ips, <0.18% at 1 ips
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10
Although solid state, it is one of the most beautiful reel to reels I have ever seen. There
were two detachable speakers that comprised the lid when transporting and a high quality amplifier with inputs for tuner, microphone, line and turntable.
Price when new was around UK £145.
Flemming Sorensen of Denmark owns several such machines and he writes:
“What a wonderful machine! It came in 4 versions: The standard, and the deluxe and both were available in a case with speakers in the lid, or in a cabinet of palisander with an acrylic lid, that fitted fine
together with modern furniture.
Bias frequency: 100kHz / Rewind speed: 170 seconds for 1800 ft tape / Audio output power: 2 x 8 watts at 4 ohms / Inputs: pick-up: (magnetic) 47Kohm / 2mV (ceramic) 4Mohm / 40mV radio: 5mV / 100mV mike: 200ohm / 50uV line: 50kohm / 250mV / Outputs: line, speaker & headphones / Dimensions: 9¾ x 14 x 17¾” (220 x 355 x 450 mm) / quarter-track stereo