Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1963 - 1966
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 60 - 13kHz
Wow and Flutter:below 0.08% at 3¾ ips, below 0.1% at 1ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 40 dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
This quarter-track mono
recorder was actually manufactured by the Austrian company Stella and sold
by Cossor Radio and Television Limited, 233 Tottenham Court Road, London,
W.1. It was a well-equipped and practical machine with facilities for stereo playback (using Cossor’s external
pre-amplifier EL3587). “Duo-play” and “Multi-play”
were also possible with this amplifier.
Other features included parallel-playback, mixing of
low and high-level inputs and the internal 3-watt amplifier could be used
in straight-through mode.
Wow and flutter were exceptionally good, especially
on the slow speed of 1
For a more detailed description of this equipment please
read the vintage test report reproduced below from
The Tape Recorder, March 1964.
Audio output power: 3 watts / Fast wind: 1,800 ft. in three minutes / Inputs: diode 20K, 3 mV. gram 500 K, 150 mV. microphone, 1 K, 1 mV / Outputs: diode, 20 K, 1V. loudspeaker, 3-7 ohms, 2.2W. headphones, 1.5 K, 200 mV. stereo, 300 ohms, 0.4 mV at 1Kc / s. / Valve complememnt: ECL82, EM87, five transistors, a diode and a selenium rectifer / Speaker(s): 6½ inch internal speaker / Dimensions: 14½ x 14½ x 7¼ ins (368 x 368 x 184 mm) / Weight: 18 lbs (8.2 kg) / quarter track mono