Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1964 - 1967
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 13kHz
Wow and Flutter:better than 0.2 per cent at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:approx. 50 dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Dynatron Specialist 1200 from 1964, made by Dynatron Radio Ltd., Maidenhead,
Berkshire utilised the Reflectograph
A semi-professional machine (at a guess) it
could handle reels up to to 8¼” diameter and had two speeds: 7½
and 3¾ ips.
Although a half-track mono machine, it also
had an additional half-track stereo playback head enabling stereo playback
of pre-recorded tapes.
Price when new: £145 19s.
The Specifications below come from the British
Tape Recorder Monthly “Test Bench” review of the machine.
Valve complement: EF86, 3 x ECC83, ECC82, 6BR8, EL84, EF91, EX80 / Audio output power: 3 watts at 15 ohms / Inputs: radio (0.25v. at 300 Kohms) and (0.25v. at 500 ohms) two microphone inputs 6 mV. at 1 Mohm and 0.1 mV. at 60 ohms / Outputs: 150 mV at medium impedance / Speaker(s): 10″ x 7″ elliptical / Dimensions: 20½ x 18½ x 10½ ” (515 x 465 x 270 mm) / Weight: 45 lbs (20.5 kg) / half-track mono with half-track stereo playback