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Technical Details

Brand: Bell

Model:RT 204





Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1957 - 1960

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 1 (PB)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: full-track-mono

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz -10kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.25% at 7½ ips. 0.5% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The Bell ‘Sound’ RT-204 was a half-track mono recorder with a maximum reel size of seven inches. Three motors were used in the transport and two jacks were supplied to permit the use of an external speaker or amplifier.
A 5¼” round P.M. speaker was fitted and the unit utilized four valves (tubes). A single unit play/record/erase head was employed.

Additional Info

Total harmonic distortion: 1% / Rewind speed: approximately 45 seconds for 1200ft tape / Audio output power: 5 watts / Speaker(s): 5¼” round P.M. speaker / half-track mono


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