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Brand: Chitnis


Category:Mid High Fidelity



Country of Manufacture:UK

Release dates:1960 - 1963

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 30 - 16,000 c

Wow and Flutter:0.12% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:Signal noise ratio: better than 55 db

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The KM22 half and KM33 quarter-track mono recorders appeared in early 1960 and were two-speed (3¾ and 1 ips) machines utilising a single Papst motor-driven Elektron TB491 deck.
Fitted with Bogen heads they boasted a true Hi-Fi frequency response of 30-16,000 cps at 3¾ ips.
Features included superimpose, pause, monitor and input mixing. A small internal speaker was incorporated but facilities were provided for connecting an external hi-fi speaker for superior reproduction.
Prices (when new) were 54gns for the two-track KM22 and 62gns for the four-track KM33.

Additional Info

Speed tolerance: better than 0.75% / Signal noise ratio: better than 55 db / noise ratio: better than 55 db / Rewind time: less than 2 minutes / Bias oscillator: approx. 50,000 c / s / Speaker(s): single internal / Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 8 inches (356 x 305 x 203 mm) / Weight: 17½ lbs (7.952 kg) / KM22: half-track mono KM33: quarter-track mono


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