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Brand: Cossor

Model:CR-1602

Category:Mainstream

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1964-1964

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 50Hz - 14kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.3 %

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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The 1602 (above left) was in fact a Philips EL3541 in disguise (below left) – rebadged by Cossor Radio and Television Ltd of Endell Street, London. This was a four-track mono recorder with a single speed of 3¾ ips and a seven-inch reel capacity. Features included mixing facilities on inputs, superimposition, straight through the amplifier, stereo replay with external amplifier/speaker, pushbutton transport controls, and an EM84 magic eye built into the stop button.

The audio output was 2½ watts and the 4″ internal speaker could be switched off in order to connect an external one. Five tubes were used in the circuitry: EF86 (microphone preamplifier), ECC83 (voltage amplifier), ECL82 (output stage/oscillator), EZ80 (rectifier), and EM84 (record level indicator). The frequency response was quoted as being 50 – 14kHz and wow and flutter less than 0.3%. Price when new(in the UK) was £38 17s.

Additional Info

Hum & noise: -40dB / Valve complement: EF 86, ECC 83, ECL 82, EM 84 and EZ 80 / Rewind speed: 1800ft in 3 minutes / Audio output power: 2.5 watts / Inputs: microphone - 3mV / 100K. diode - 3 mV / 1Mohm. phono - 150mv / 1Mohm / Outputs: diode - 1Mohm / 1V. headphones - (1kohm / 100mV. speaker - 3 to 7ohm / 2.5w. stereo output - 1 Mohm / 5 mV / Speaker(s): internal 4"  (10cm) / Dimensions: 15¼ x 12½ x 6¾ (387 x 318 x 172 mm) / Weight: 19 lbs (8.6kg) / quarter-track mono (stereo playback possible with external amp

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