Country of Manufacture:
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:30 - 10,000 (with good amplifier equalisation)
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10
The TD2 Monardeck (sometimes called Monarch) was the second version of the simple, single-speed (3¾ ips ) deck from Birmingham Sound Reproducers (BSR) . The first TD1 was released in 1959.
Both had a maximum spool size of 5¾ inches, a single motor, two heads and retailed for £12 12s.
Many small manufacturers used these decks for their own recorders, some of the more notable models were
B&O Belcanto, Elizabethan Popular series, Fidelity Argyll, Major and Playmaster, Sound Prince, Riviera Slimline and recorders from Wyndsor, Baird, Alba, HMV and Bush to name just a few.
Dimensions: 13 x 8¾ inches (330 x 222 mm) / half-track mono