Collaro Mk IV tape deck

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Technical Details

Brand: Collaro

Model:Mk IV tape deck





Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1957 - 1960

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 4

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Wow and Flutter:0.1% at 15 ips. 0.12% at 7½ ips. 0.14% at 3¾ ips

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The Mk IV “Tape Transcriptor” was, by the late 1950s, a very popular unit with enthusiasts and manufacturers.

Many small 1950s tape recorder companies used it in conjunction with their in-house electronics to produce their own integrated tape recorder units, companies such Magnafon, Elizabethan, REPS, Sound, Sovereign, Sonomag
and Wyndsor to name but a few.

Additional Info

Rewind speed: approximately 2 minutes for 2400ft tape / half-track mono


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