Brand: Brenell Engineering
Model:Mk V Type M
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: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 15 ips: 40 - 20kHz
Wow and 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
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
This restyled version of the Mk V series
2 was known as the Type M and was first seen at the Audio Festival
in Britain in early 1961. (M was for for monitor –
as in a separate playback head and electronics).
Four speeds were incorporated as were separate record and playback
heads and amplifiers, a record level meter instead of the EM81 record-level
indicator, tape monitoring whilst recording and separate bass
and treble controls on playback.
This was a semi-professional, half-track mono
mains recorder. Features included mixing between radio and microphone
inputs, superimposition, adjustable tape guides and a hinged deck.
The rugged Brenell deck had three motors, two
Papst outer rotor motors and a hysteresis synchronous capstan motor.
The hinged deck was connected to the amplifier section via removable
plugs and sockets and there was also a digital tape position indicator.
Valve complement: EF86 pre-amp, ECC83 a.f. amplifier, EL84 a.f. output / h.f. bias oscillator, EZ80 mains rectifier / Rewind speed: 45 seconds for 1,200 feet tape / Audio output power: 2 watts / Inputs: microphone 1mV at 1 Megohm, radio 25mV at 500 Kohm / Outputs: 2 watts at 15 ohms and 200mV across 47 Kohm / Speaker(s): 9″ x 5″ elliptical / Dimensions: 18″ x 17″ x 9″ / Weight: 40 lbs / half-track mono