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Brand: Bell

Model:RT-65 “Re-Cord-O-fone”




Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1951 - 1954

Speeds: 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 70Hz - 8kHz

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


Made by Bell Sound Systems,
Columbus Ohio, this single speed (7½ ips) dual track recorder featured
a neon recording level indicator and an internal speaker.
The maximum claimed frequency response was 70
– 8kHz (3db).
All the controls were grouped on the front panel
along with the 6″ internal heavy-duty speaker which automatically
disconnected when an external one was used.
Power output was 3.5 watts and maximum reel
size was 7 inches.
Price when new  US$124.32 (from a 1951
Allied Radio Co. catalog).
A 3-speed model was released in 1953, the RT-65-B
Re-Cord-O-fone (see additional images).

Additional Info

Audio output power: 3.5 watts / Speaker(s): 6″ round heavy duty PM speaker / Rewind ratio: 1:6 / Valve complement: 12AX7, 12AU7, 6V6GT, 6X5GT (rectifier) / Dimensions: 15 x 16 x 8½”  (381 x 406 x 216 mm) / Weight: 37 lbs (16.8kg) / half-track mono


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