Daystrom Crestwood 303


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Brand: Daystrom

Model:Crestwood 303

Category:Vintage

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:

Release dates:1953 - 1956

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 12kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.5%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:42db

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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Description

Made by the Daystrom Electric Corporation of Poughkeepsie, New York, the Crestwood 303 was a portable
dual-track recorder with speeds of 3¾ and 7½ ips and a 7 inch reel capacity. Output was 10 watts into a 6 x 9 inch speaker.
The single motor drive provided a fast forward and fast rewind ratio of 20:1 and gave wow and flutter figures of less than 0.3% at 7½ ips. Push button transport controls were located at the front of the recorder. Separate bass and treble controls were also present.
Inputs were provided for microphone/phono and radio/phono with outputs for external speaker, headphones and external amplifier.
There was an inbuilt provision for head alignment and twin neon lamp record level indicators.
Price in 1954 was $199.50 complete with microphone, cables and empty reel.

Additional Info

Distortion: not over 3% at 5 watts / Power output: 10 watts / Speaker: internal 6 x 9 inch dynamic / Rewind speed: rewind 120 ips, fast forward 72 ips / Weight: 31 lbs (14.1 kg) / half-track mono

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