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Brand: Elizabethan (EAP)

Model:Avon 4




Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1959 - 1962

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 3"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:60- 10,000 cps

Wow and Flutter:0.5% RMS

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The Avon was a domestic recorder utilizing the new BSR 5¾” spool Monardeck TD1 transport which was belt-driven rather the idler/flywheel driven. This was a half-track mono machine with a single speed of 3¾ ips, a 7 x 4-inch elliptical speaker, and a 2½ watt audio output.

The Avon was also sold through the Littlewoods mail-order catalog under their ‘Spinney’ brand. Priced at around £26 when new, this was a popular recorder. The accompanying 1960 Tape Recording & Hi-Fi Magazine test report below gives a detailed description of this equipment.

Additional Info

Hum and noise: -40dB / Audio output power: 2½ watts / Inputs: high impedance mic, pick-up or radio / Outputs: monitoring headphones and an external speaker / Tube complement: 12AX7, ECL82, EM85 and metal HT rectifier / Speaker(s): 7 x 4″ elliptical / Dimensions: 14 x 10½ x 7¼ ins (356 x 267 x 184mm) / Weight: 16½ lbs (7.3 kg) / half-track mono


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