Brand: Brenell Engineering
Model:Mk V series 3
Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)
Country of Manufacture:U.K.
Release dates:1964 - 1967
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 - Stacked
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 15 ips: 40 - 20kHz
Wow and Flutter:(less than) 0.05 per cent at 15 ips. 0.1 per cent at 7½ ips. 0.15 per cent at 3¾ ips. 0.25 per cent at 1 ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:45dB unweighted (including hum)
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
The Mk 5 Series 3 was similar to the Mk V Series 2 but featured an all-Papst motor deck rather than AEI + Papst motors. It was also easily opened by simply releasing the two large chrome thumb nuts on the deck
front – earlier versions had to have the mask removed.
The Series 3 included both the stock two-head version with its basic amplifier and the three-head monitor version with its more complex amplifier (Mk 5M series 3).
The Series 3 also did away with the manual rewind brake control to maintain even spooling and reduce tape edge damage and print through.
Amplifier response ( 3 dB): 40 – 20kHz / Valve complement: EF86 pre-amp, ECC83 a.f. amplifier, EL84 a.f. output / h.f. bias oscillator, EM87 record-level indicator, EZ80 mains rectifier / Rewind speed: 45 seconds for 1,200 feet tape / Audio output power: 4 watts at 15 ohms / Inputs: microphone 1mV at 1 Megohm, radio 25mV at 500 Kohm / Outputs: 500mV across 47 Kohm (external amp) / Speaker(s): 9″ x 5″High flux elliptical / Dimensions: 18 x 17 x 9″ (457 x 432 x 229 mm) / Weight: 39 lbs (17.7 kg) / half-track mono