Brand: Brenell Engineering
Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:U.K.
Release dates:1973 - 1978
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 15 ips: 20Hz - 22KHz 7½ ips: 30Hz - 20KHz 3¾ ips: 50Hz - 16KHz 1 ips: 70Hz - 9KHz
Wow and Flutter:below 0.05% at 15 ips, below 0.08% at 7½ , below 0.13% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:to 0dB DIN: 15 ips - 57dB. 7½ ips - 56 dB. 3¾ ips - 50 dB
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10
Get Reel contributor
and tape recorder aficionado Barry Jones from East Sussex bought a mint
condition 1976 IC 2000 recently and was kind enough to send me the information
that appears on this page.
First introduced in about 1973, the IC-2000 was one of Brenell’s last
domestic machines before they began to concentrate on multi-track 1″
studio tape recorders. It was a fairly spartan machine considering it
was competing for the same market as the Ferrograph and Revox and it did
little else but play and record, no sound on sound, echo effects etc.
This was definitely a machine for the professional/semi-professional.
Three outer rotor PAPST motors were employed with a hysteresis synchronous
for the capstan drive.
Crosstalk: better than 60 dB / Distortion: 0.04% at 10 watts on amplifier / Rewind speed: under 60 seconds for 1200 feet / Audio output power: 12 watts RMS per channel / Inputs: Line 1: 150mV – 25V into 1 M ohm Line 1: 2mV – 200mV into 100 Kohm P / U: 1mV – 100mV into 47 Kohm / Mic: 100mV – 30mV low impedance / Outputs: Line: 160mV – 200mV into 10 K ohm Speakers: 12 watts Sine wave into 8 ohms Headphones: suitable low impedance / Speaker(s): two internal 6″ x 4″ speakers / Dimensions: 17 x 17 x 7¾ ” (432 x 432 x 197mm) / Weight: 37½ lb (17kg) / half or quarter-track stereo versions available