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Brand: Cipher

Model:Cipher VI



Electronics:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: full-track-mono

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 60Hz - 14kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.2% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:45dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The advertising slogan for
this recorder ran …..
“Sure it’s an ugly brute.  All the money went into its guts.”
A catchy little piece of promotion I’m sure you’ll agree!
The Cipher VI was a quarter-track stereo recording and playback system
with twin VU meters, a balanced capstan flywheel combined with a pure
idler drive (no belts!), tape lifter during fast forward and rewind, index
counter and a pause control.
Two detachable extended-range speakers and a matched pair of dynamic
microphones were also thrown in.

Additional Info

Inputs: 2 x microphone. 2 x line (high-level) / Speaker(s): two detachable extended range speakers / Dimensions: closed 16 x 16 x 11″ (406.5 x 406.5 x 279.5 mm) / quarter-track stereo


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