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Brand: BSR

Model:TD2 Monardeck

Category:Mid High Fidelity



Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1961 - 1964

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:30 - 10,000 (with good amplifier equalisation)

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10

Additional Details


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.

Additional Info

Dimensions: 13 x 8¾ inches (330 x 222 mm) / half-track mono


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