Brand: Elizabethan (EAP)
Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1959 - 1962
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 60Hz -10kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Bandbox utilized an Italian “Incis” tape deck and had two speeds – 1 & 3¾ ips. It was a half-track recorder with a 2-watt amplifier and an internal 7 x 4-inch elliptical speaker. The amplifier could be used in “straight-through” mode. This was quite a small recorder, 10½ x 9 ” x 6″ and weighing 12lbs. The maximum size spool was 3½
inches. Inputs were provided for radio, pick-up, and microphone, (a crystal mike was provided) and a headphones jack was provided for monitoring. Modulation was via magic eye and a large clock-type position indicator was situated between the small reels.
Audio output power: 2½ watts / Inputs: microphone and phono / radio / Speaker(s): 7″ x 4″ / Dimensions: 10½ x 9 ” x 6″ (267 x 228.5 x 152.5 mm) / Weight: 12 lbs (5.45 kg) / half-track mono