Country of Manufacture:
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 60 - 10kHz
Wow and Flutter:total 0.4%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Dansette Consort was
a lower end domestic recorder utilising the single speed (3¾ ips)
BSR deck with simple joystick control and a maximum spool size of 5¾-inches.
It was a mono half-track machine with high impedance microphone and medium
impedance radio/gram inputs. Record level was provided by an EM 84 magic
eye valve and rewind time was 3½ minutes.
A quarter-track version, the Consort 4, had a stereo playback capability
(with external amplifier and speaker) but in all other respects was identical
to the Consort.
Erase damping: 70dB down at 1kHz / Bias frequency: 50kHz / Rewind speed: 3½ minutes for 850ft / Audio output power: 3 watts / Inputs: microphone and radio / gram / Outputs: ext. speaker -15 ohms or more. headphones or amp – 750mV / Speaker(s): 8″ x 3″ high-flux permanent magnet / Dimensions: 14 x 12½ x 7″ (356 x 318 x 178 mm) / Weight: 16½ lbs (7.5 kg) / see above