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Brand: Berlant

Model:'Deluxe' Series 30





Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1956 - 1959

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all 2 dB): 15 ips: 40Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.1 % at 15ips, 0.2% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55dB by NARTB standards (full track)

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10

Additional Details


The series 30 was very similar to the series 20 except that it featured a hysteresis synchronous direct
drive for increaded efficiency. Like the series 20 it came with three heads and room for two more.
Available in either 3¾ and 7½ ips or 7½ and 15 ips, it had two shaded pole motors for take-up and rewind (the latter functioning at 2,400 ft/minute with a lever giving variable control). The tape transport
contained no belts and produced less than 0.1% wow and flutter at 7½ ips, even less at 15 ips and reels of up to 10½ inches were catered for.
The tape transport control was a single lever and the machine had an automatic cut-off at the end of the reel or in event of a tape break.
Constant and unvarying tape tension was supplied by means of tension arms at each end of the tape path, threading was straight-line, simple and quick.
Each preamplifier section contained a two-channel microphone and line mixer with a standard broadcast VU meter.

Additional Info

Total harmonic distortion: 2% at zero VU / Rewind speed: 2,400 feet per minute / Inputs: high impedance microphone 1 line per channel / Weight: 45lbs (20.5kg) binaural version / single, dual or binaural


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