Brand: Brenell Engineering
Model:ST 200 & ST 400
Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:U.K.
Release dates:1970 - 1974
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 14KHz 3¾ ips: 50Hz - 11KHz 1 ips: 40Hz - 5KHz
Wow and Flutter:0.08% at 7½ , 0.1% at 3¾ ips, 0.12% at 1 ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:unweighted 56dB
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A fully transistorised two-track
(ST 200) and four-track (ST 400) stereo recorder from Brenell featuring
three motors, a heavy, dynamically balanced flywheel driven at constant
speed by a hysteresis synchronous motor, three playing speeds of 7½ ,
3¾ and 1
ips and six watts RMS per channel audio output.
Two heads only were used and 8¼ inch spools could be accommodated.
Tone controls: Bass: 14 dB to +10dB at 100Hz Treble: 18
dB to +5dB at 10kHz
Thanks to Barry Jones of East Sussex for the information on this page.
Crosstalk: better than -60dB measured at 1kHz / Hum & noise: (ST 400) -59dB at 7½ , -56dB at 3¾ ips, -53dB at 1 ips (3 dB less for ST 200) / Bias frequency: 100 KHz / Rewind speed: under 60 seconds for 1200 feet / Audio output power: 6 watts RMS per channel / Inputs: microphone: 50 µV, 200ohm. aux: 40mV, 220K / ohm / Outputs: line: 200mV into 47 Kohm headphones: 2V 100 ohms ext. speaker: 15 ohms / Speaker(s): single 3½ monitor speaker / Dimensions: 17 x 15½ x 7″ (432 x 394 x 178mm) / Weight: 33lb (15kg) / quarter-track stereo (ST 400). half-track stereo (ST 00