Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:
Release dates:1958 - 1961
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 30 - 16,000 c
Wow and Flutter:better than 0.15%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:Signal noise ratio: better than 53 db
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The EMG9/2 was a medium-priced single speed (3¾ ips) with a push-button tape deck and simplified controls. Elektron claimed their recorder equaled the performance of similar machines running at 7½ ips and that this was due to the high-quality high-fidelity sound heads used. Reels of up to 5¾ in. could be accommodated and the EL84 amplifier produced 3 watts output.
The Elektron was imported into the UK by Technical Suppliers Ltd., Hudson House, 63, Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush, W. 12 For a detailed description of this equipment please read the vintage test report reproduced below.
Footnote: The Elektron 9 deck was used by the short-lived UK Chitnis company for
their range of tape recorders in the late 1950s/early 1960s.
Speed tolerance: better than 0.75% / Rewind time: less than 2 minutes / Bias oscillator: approx. 50,000 c / s / Valve complement: EF86, ECC83, EC92, EL84 output, EM84 magic eye / Inputs: Microphone: 3mV / 2M ohm Radio: 3 mV / 100K ohm. Gramophone:, 100 mV / 1M ohm / Outputs: external speaker – 5 ohms, external amplifier / line – 500mV 10K ohms / Speaker(s): internal / Power requirements: 100-240 A.C. 50 watts / Dimensions: 13 x 10½ x 6 inches (330 x 267 x 152 mm) / Weight: 17½ lbs (7.952 kg) / half-track mono