Model:Crestwood 401 & 402
Country of Manufacture:
Release dates:1953 - 1956
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 12kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.5%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Made by the Daystrom Electric
Corporation of Poughkeepsie, New York, the Crestwood 401 was a portable
dual-track recorder with speeds of 3¾ and 7½ ips and a 7 inch
reel capacity. This was a deck-only recorder with an optional separately
encased matching 10 watt amplifier and speaker (model 402).
A single motor drive gave a fast forward and fast rewind ratio of 20:1
and wow and flutter figures of less than 0.3% at 7½ ips.
There was an inbuilt provision for head alignment and a magic eye record
Inputs were provided for microphone/phono and radio/phono with outputs
for monitor and power amplifier.
Prices in 1954 were $199.50 for the 401 and $100 for the 402.
Rewind speed: rewind 120 ips, fast forward 72 ips / Weight: 35 lbs (15.9 kg) / half-track mono