Brand: Elizabethan De Luxe
Country of Manufacture:
Release dates:1957 - 1960
Original Price: $£68
Speeds: 15, 7 1/2, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7
Number of heads: 4
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: half-track mono
Frequency Response:15 ips: 50Hz - 16kHz 7½ ips: 50Hz - 12kHz 3¾ ips: 50Hz - 7kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
general purpose tape recorder, this Elizabethan (one of their first) was
a half-track mono machine utilising the Collaro Mk III two-motor tape
A set of heads (erase and combined record/playback)
and one motor was provided for each record/play direction, allowing continuous
record/playback without the need to turn the reels.
Playing speeds of 15, 7½ & 3¾ ips were available and the recorder had a 7″ reel capacity.
This recorder only remained in production for
a year before giving way to the more sophisticated Essex model.
Additional images of this recorder are supplied
on the Get Reel Vintage CD-ROM.
Valve complement: 6X4, EF86, ECC83, EL84, EM34 (magic eye) / Audio output power: 2½ watts / Inputs: microphone and phono / radio / Outputs: external speaker / Speaker(s): 7″ x 4″ hi-flux / Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 9″ (432 x 356 x 229 mm) / Weight: 43 lbs (19.5 kg) / half-track mono