Brand: Brenell Engineering
Model:Mk V stereo
Country of Manufacture:U.K.
Release dates:1959 - 1962
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 4
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 15 ips: 40 - 20kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The stereo version of the
This was a four-headed tape deck featuring two mK 5 amplifiers with power
packs mounted on a special rack.
This too was an extremely rare machine and I doubt that there were many
In fact this picture from a 1960 ‘Tape Recorder Centre’ catalogue is
the ONLY reference I have ever seen. Perhaps it was made especially for
This particular version sold for £93. 16. 0 with another slightly
more expensive model featuring upper and lower heads plus stacked stereo
rec/playback head, two mK 5 amplifiers with power packs mounted on a special
Wow & flutter: 0.05% at 15 ips, 0.1% at 7½ ips, 0.15% at 3¾ ips, 0.25% at 1 ips / Signal to noise ratio: 45dB at 7½ ips / Valve complement: 2 x EF86 pre-amp, 2 x ECC83 a.f. amplifier, 2 x EL84 a.f. output / h.f. bias oscillator, 2 x EM81 record-level indicator, EZ80 mains rectifier / Rewind speed: 45 seconds for 1,200 feet tape / Audio output power: 2 x 4 watts / Inputs: microphone 2.5mV at 2 Megohm, radio 100mV at 150 Kohm / Outputs: 2 x 4 watts at 15 ohms and 200mV across 47 Kohm / Weight: 55 lbs (25 kg) / half-track stereo