Brand: Brenell Engineering
Country of Manufacture:U.K.
Release dates:1956 - 1959
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:3¾ ips: 50Hz - 6kHz 7½ ips: 50Hz - 11kHz 15 ips: 30Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The success of the Sound
Master prompted Brenell to launch a 7″ machine of their own. Originally
called ‘The Brenell’, it was essentially the same deck as the Sound Master,
though smaller, with transport selector controls repositioned either side
of the head cover.
Three Collaro motors were once again utilised, but the heads were now
of Brenell’s own manufacture – indeed Brenell made many of these heads
The cabinet was of a much smaller profile and featured an inclined pre-amplifier
panel – a design which established the hallmark Brenell layout for later
Valve complement: EM80 (magic eye). EZ80 mains rectifier. EF86 low noise pentode preamp. 6SN7 and 2 x 6V6 / Audio output power: 4 watts / Inputs: radio / gramophone and mic – ¼” jack sockets / Outputs: headphones, external speaker / Speaker(s): Elac 6″ x 9″ / Dimensions: 16 x 16½ x 7″ (406 x 408 x 178 mm) / half-track mono