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Brand: Bell

Model:howell 300b




Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1955 - 1958

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 12kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.2% at 7½

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 40dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


A dual-track recorder with tape speeds of 3¾ and 7½ ips, three separate motors, push-button controls, and Brush heads. Four speakers in total were used to achieve a high level of sound realism.

Two 8″ woofers at either side of the cabinet were coupled to two electrostatic tweeters behind the front grill, all being separately switchable or connected at one time. Features included auto shut-off, speaker selection switch, instant electro-magnetic braking, and output jacks for external amplifier and speakers record level was indicated via two neon lamps, one for normal signal and the other for overload.

Additional Info

Distortion: less than 3% at 4 watts output / Rewind speed: 40 seconds for 1200ft / Audio output power: 8 watts / Outputs: external speakers and amplifier / Speaker(s): two 8″ woofers and two electrostatic tweeters / half-track mono


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