Brand: Concertone (Berlant/Teac)
Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1954 - 1957
Speeds: 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 2 dB): 15 ips: 50Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.1% at 15 ips, 0.3% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:over 50 dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
An impressively sturdy and simple looking machine capable of taking 10½ reels and having two speeds – 7½ and 3¾ ips, the semi-professional Concertone 1501 by Berlant was well-built and very heavy (60lbs or 27.3kg!).
Features included three over-size motors (a fast wind time of 2,500 feet in one minute) including a direct drive synchronous motor, and plug-in erase, record and playback heads which could be changed from single to
dual-track simply and quickly with only minor lateral adjustment required.
Rewind speed: 2,500 feet in one minute / Speaker(s): 8″ (optional) / Weight: 60lbs (27.3kg) / full or half-track mono (with interchangeable plug-in heads)