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Technical Details

Brand: Concord

Model:MkIII

Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1970 - 1974

Original Price: $330

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

Speeds: 1 7/8, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:20Hz - 27kHz at 7½ ips (claimed but unqualified)

Wow and Flutter:0.09% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details

Description

The Concord MkIII deck boasted a hysteresis-synchronous motor for ‘Perfect Pitch’.
Other features included three ferrite heads, flutter filter, tape tension arm, automatic shut-off, automatic tape lifters, source/monitoring, sound-on-sound, echo, dynamic range expander and flip up head cover for easy access.
The accompanying test report gives a thorough description and critique of the equipment.
Price when new was $249.79
A dual-capstan drive auto-reverse version called the MkIV was also available for $299.79. It had all of the features of the MkIII.

Additional Info

Crosstalk: 49dB (at 400Hz) / IM distortion: 3% / Fast wind speed (1200ft tape): rewind 2 min 34 sec. fast forward 1 min 56 sec / Inputs: microphone and auxiliary / Outputs: line, stereo headphones / Dimensions: 15 ”  x 19 ” x 7 ” (381 x 483 x 178mm) / Weight: 33 lb (15kg) / quarter-track stereo

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