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Brand: Elizabethan (EAP)

Model:FT1 4

Category:Mainstream

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1963-1963

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(±3 dB): 50Hz - 12kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.3%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 40dB unweighted

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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Description

By 1960 the Elizabethan line of recorders had become so popular that EAP (Electro Audio Products) officially
changed its name to Elizabethan (Tape Recorders) Ltd. The first true Elizabethan model was this, the quarter-track model FT1. It had a single-speed BSR TD1 Monardeck with high-quality Miniflux heads and a 5¾ inch spool capacity. It was quite probably the first British quarter-track recorder on the market.

Features included input mixing, separate bass, and treble controls, and a switched output from the unused quarter-track for stereo playback via an external amplifier. (A matching amplifier/speaker unit was available from Elizabethan). Production of the FT1 was short-lived and it was soon replaced by the FT3 with a 3-speed, 3-motor 7″ reel Collaro Studio-deck.

Additional Info

Valve complement: 8D8, 2 x ECC 82, EM84 magic eye and ECI metal rectifier / Audio output power: 2½ watts / Inputs: microphone and radio / gram (mixable) / Outputs: external speaker, alternative head (and stereo playback) output / Speaker(s): 6 x 4 inch high-flux elliptical / Dimensions: 15 x 15½ x 7″ (381 x 394 x 178 mm) / Weight: 23 lbs (10.45 kg) / quarter-track mono, facilities for stereo playback with extra amplifier

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