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Brand: Eicor

Model:15

Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1950 - 1953

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:

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Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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A very old recorder indeed, one of only a handful of American machines available to the general public at the onset of the 1950s.
Little information is available for this machine, I can however tell you that it had a six inch Jensen loudspeaker fitted and used the following five valves (tubes):
6SJ7 – Mic. pre-amp and AF amp
6SJ7 – AF amp
6J5 – Bias oscillator
6K6GT – Power output
6X5GT – Rectifier
Like most early recorders, there were three separate heads: erase, record and playback, the technology for combining a record and playback head had not yet been fully developed.
Seven inch reels were accommodated. Note the unusual tape path.

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