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Brand: Brenell Engineering

Model:STB 2

Category:High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:U.K.

Release dates:1969-1969

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

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

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 15 ips: 40 - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:< 0.05% at 15 ips,  0.10% at 7½, 0.15% at 3¾ ips & 0.25% at 1 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details

Description

New for 1964, the STB 2
was the pride of the Brenell range.  Selling for about £180 (Australian)
it boasted “twin recording and replay amplifiers, half track mono/stereo
recording facilities and half track/quarter track stereo facilities.”

Three Papst motors were utilised and the recorder had an 8¼ inch reel
capability. (An alternate model, the STB 510/2 had a 10½” reel capacity)
A built-in four channel mono / two channel stereo mixer was a standard
feature as were twin “edge” type VU meters.

Additional Info

Valve complement: 6 x ECC 83, 4 x ECC 81, 2 X EABC 80, 1 x ECC 82 & 1 x EZ 80 / Rewind speed: Approximately 60 seconds for 1200 feet / Dimensions: 19 x 17 x 9½ inches (495 x 444.5 x 241.3 mm) / Weight: 48 lbs (21.8 kg) / half-track stereo with quarter-track stereo playback

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