Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1954 - 1957
Original Price: $425
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
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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.