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Brand: Berlant

Model:800 series

Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1964 - 1967

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

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 6

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.1 % at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50dB

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10

Additional Details


The Concertone 800 series was a two-speed recorder offering a number of interesting features for
the serious audiophile of 1965 – six heads for bi-directional record and playback , three motors, solid-state construction and automatic reversal.
Performance wise, the 800 actually exceeded manufacturers published Specifications.
The six heads included two (one for each direction of tape travel) record,
playback and erase while the three motors enabled centre capstan drive and a Rewind speed of 40 seconds for 1200 feet of tape.
Other features were true sound-on-sound recording, proper tape monitoring facilities, large (oversize) chrome push-button controls to operate record, playback, fast forward, reverse and start/stop. These were perhaps too large and a little noisy in their operation, suggested one equipment reviewer.
This recorder gets a starring role in the 1964 Rock Hudson/Doris day movie “Send me no flowers”.

Additional Info

Rewind speed: 1,200 feet in 40 seconds / Audio output power: 5 watts (801 only) / Inputs: line & mic / Outputs: 1V line / Speaker(s): inbuilt (model 801 only) / Dimensions: 14½ 19 x 8″ (368 x 483 x 203 mm) / quarter-track stereo – Auto reverse


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