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Technical Details

Brand: Carad

Model:R53PA 'Professional'



Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Belgium

Release dates:1967-1967

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 40 to 15kHz

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Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


A development of the R62PA, the R53PA was in production from 1964 to 1967. Classed as a ‘professional’ recorder, it featured three heads and three motors.
It had two tape speeds (7½  & 15 ips or 15 & 30 ips) , took 7″ spools and came in half or full-track mono versions.
Output was5 watts with an elliptical speaker and five tubes were utilised including an EM84 magic ribbon record level indicator.
A simple remote control facility was provided on the front panel as was a socket for extension speaker
Constar heads were incorporated until 1966 and Bogen heads thereafter.

Additional Info

Bias frequency: 56kHz / Valve complement: EF86,2 x ECC81, EL84 & EM84 / Audio output power: 5 watts, impedance 5Ω / half or single-track mono versions available


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