Brand: Brenell Engineering
Country of Manufacture:U.K.
Original Price: $£3,696
Speeds: 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 4
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 2dB): 30 - 20 kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.05%, DIN weighted
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Billed by Brenell as “…the
first one-inch tape recorder to bring true professional standards within
the grasp of the smaller budget conscious studio…”, the Mini 8
recorder gave 8 tracks on 25.4mm (1″) tape at 19 and 38 cm/s (7½ and 15 ips).
Featuring full logic interlock with touch-sensitive switches, motion
sensing, digital read-out counter and individual record/standby channel
status, this was an ideal recorder for the small studio and/or the serious
Priced at £3,696 in 1978.
Hum and noise: 60 dB, unweighted, ref 0dB VU / 8-track