Country of Manufacture:Germany
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 100Hz - 123kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.5% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
At 7 lbs (3.2
kg) including batteries the Butoba MT7 was, for its time, a very light
and easily transportable tape recorder with two tape speeds (3¾
ips) and perfectly acceptable 1 watt output through an internal 3½
x 6-inch elliptical speaker.
Three-inch reels could be accommodated, and with triple
play tape, this gave a maximum recording time of 2 x 44 minutes at 1
ips, or 2 x 20 minutes at 3¾ ips. Fast forward and rewind were
A version with remote control facilities (MTR7) was also
Priced at around £40 (slightly more for the remote
version) the MTR7 was a practical and portable recorder giving good value
See accompanying vintage test report below
for a more detailed description of this equipment.