Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1965 - 1968
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:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 70Hz - 8kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.4% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Cipher V was a half-track
mono recorder with two-speeds (1
& 3¾ ips) and a 5″ reel capacity.
It came with the barest of facilities including a single neon light for
peak record level indication and a dynamic microphone.
Inter-Mark (the American company who distributed Cipher recorders in
the USA) inform us that the machine also had an automatic pause function
but what exactly that was is unknown!
An internal 6 x 3″ speaker was fitted and price when new (USA) was
Inputs: microphone / outputs: earphone / Speaker(s): internal 6 x 3″ / Dimensions: 5½ x 9½ x 8½” (140 x 241 x 216 mm) / Weight: 9½ lbs ( 4.3 kg) / half-track stereo