Country of Manufacture:Belgium
Release dates:1950 - 1953
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 100 to 5kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Assembled/manufactured by Carad. Kuurne (Belgium) sometime around 1949-1950 using the US-manufactured Brush “Soundmirror” BK 416 tape deck (one of the very first commercially produced tape mechanisms). Ever thing else (the power supply, case and all record and playback electronics) was manufactured and assembled by Carad. The simple joystick transport control consisted of play, fast forward, rewind and stop, an idea later adopted by Tandberg. The amplifier produced 1-watt output and the machine was fitted with a 3.5 x 5.7-inch (90 x 145mm) speaker.
Bias frequency: 30kHz / Valve complement: ECC40 EF40 EL41 6X5 6U5 / Audio output power: 1 watt / Speaker(s): 3.5 x 5.7-inch (90 x 145mm) / Dimensions: 12.4 x 6.9 x 14.4 inches (315 x 175 x 366 mm) / single-track mono