Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1953 - 1956
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 200 - 6kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Featured in a 1953 Allied Radio Corp catalogue the Cub Corder was described as “… a highly versatile tape recorder ..” Battery operated, the Cub could record from the supplied microphone and playback through an external amplifier, headphones or even the microphone which doubled as a headphone.
Two record/playback speeds were selectable,(7½ and 3¾ ips for model 2260 and 3¾ and 1 ips for model 2261). The fast forward speed was 37″ per second (that’s about 3½ minutes for a 600ft tape, folks!) and maximum spool size was 5″. There was only one input for a high impedance
microphone and a headphone and amplifier output.
Power supply: 4-volt wet battery (rechargeable) and a “B” type 67½ volt snap-on type / Valve complement: 3S4, 1AG5 and two CK512AX’s / Rewind speed: 37″ per second (about 3½ minutes for a 600ft tape) / Inputs: high impedance microphone / Outputs: headphone and amplifier / Dimensions: 13½ x 12 x 5½” (343 x 305 x 140 mm) / Weight: 13lbs (5.9kg) / half-track mono