Brand: Brenell Engineering
Country of Manufacture:U.K.
Release dates:1976 - 1980
Original Price: $£535
Speeds: 1 7/8, 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: 30Hz - 22KHz 7½ ips: 30Hz - 18KHz
Wow and Flutter:below 0.05% at 15 ips, below 0.06% at 7½
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:unweighted 60dB reference 0 VU
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
One of Brenell’s last semi-professional
recorders before they moved exclusively into the 1″ professional
multi-track market. This was a two-speed, 3-motor machine with a 10½ inch reel capacity.
Capstan drive was provided by a hysteresis synchronous outer rotor motor
with a high starting torque. This and the dynamically balanced flywheel
were mounted in heavy duty bearings.
Adjustable band brakes were fitted and operated by solenoids to ensure
for smooth and efficient braking on the large hubs.
All transport functions were operated by solenoid feather-touch push
buttons. The machine could be biased for specific tapes without internal
adjustment. Individual channel bias pre-sets were mounted above the VU
meters on the front panel
Crosstalk: better than 60 dB at 1 KHz / Equalisation: switchable to NAB & DIN high & low speed by push-button / Rewind speed: 100 seconds for 2400 feet / Inputs: Line: 100 mV – 20 V into 10K ohm Mic: 200 µV – 20mV low impedance Second line input: (5 pin DIN) 2mV – 150 mV into 47K / Outputs: Output 1: jack socket adjustable up to +20 dBm low impedance Output 2: (5 pin DIN) 150 mW low impedance Headphones: 8 ohms stereo headphone jack / Dimensions: 18 x 17½ x 9″ (460 x 440 x 230mm) with lid / Weight: 40 lb (18kg) / either half or quarter-track stereo versions available