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Brand: Crown





Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1954 - 1957

Original Price: $425

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Half-Track

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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Clarence Moore conceived and built the first portable, self-contained Crown recorder for missionary
use in the early 1950s.  This machine offered 3 speeds, rugged construction, built-in 15-watt amplifier and speaker – all in a rugged case.
By the late 50’s, new semi-pro machines in mono and stereo appeared out of the Elkhart, Indiana factory and at one time in the mid 1960s Crown were out-selling Ampex.

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