Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 3 3/4, 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: 60Hz - 14kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.2% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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.
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