Bruce Manser Four Track Stereo

Member Summary

Sound Rating: 5 / 10 Avg.Price: 1 # Owners: 1
Relaibility Rating: 7 / 10 Views: 6

Member Actions

Improve This Post

Technical Details

Brand: Bruce Manser

Model:Four Track Stereo

Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Australia

Release dates:1969 - 1970

Original Price: $1

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 370 x 510 x 250

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Outputs: RCA, DIN, 1/4" Headphone

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 21kg

Additional Details


This home made four track stereo recorder was hand made by a 27 year Bruce Manser on the kitchen table in 1969/70 in Adelaide South Australia and is a one only. It was constructed using second hand materials, some sheet aluminum and bits of brass. Much of the mechanics were built from scratch while the electronics were designed based on Bruce’s experience as a tape recorder service mechanic. The recording circuitry was based on the German Grundig recorders because they were superior to other machines on the market at the time. All the printed circuit boards were also hand made. Bruce worked his whole career in the radio and professional audio industry in Australia including the 1970/80’s as a sales representative for Syntec International Australia, who imported and distributed Revox, Tannoy, Sennheiser, Ampex and other leading audio brands in Australia. Bruce is retired and living in Queensland and has donated this “one off” recorder to the “Ellison Museum of Radio & Magnetic Recording” in Adelaide South Australia.

Additional Info


No reviews yet.

Service Report

No Service Report yet.

Report Inaccuracies on Bruce Manser Four Track Stereo

You need to be logged in for this feature to work.