Brand: Elizabethan (EAP)
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1954 - 1957
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
# Motors: 1
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 60Hz - 12kHz
Sound quality rating:4 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
EAP’s first recorder was called the Elizabethan and utilised the Motek K6 deck and EAP’s own tape recorder amplifier. The Motek deck ran in the opposite direction to conventional recorders, i.e. from the right spool to the left one. This was in keeping with the original German Magnetophon standard of tape transport.
Another unusual feature of the Elizabethan was that the motor windings could be switched to be out-of-phase. This created a second playing speed which approximated that of an 8mm cine camera in order to assist with film synchronization.
A brass plate fitted between the two reels was specially marked so as to give an approximation of remaining or elapsed record/playback time.
Audio output power: 3½ watts / Inputs: microphone and phono / radio / Outputs: extension speaker and headphone / Speaker(s): 7″ x 4″ / Dimensions: 15½ x 13¼ x 8½” (394 x 337 x 216mm) / Weight: 34 lbs (15.45 kg) / half-track mono