Brand: Elizabethan (EAP)
Model:LZ.32 and LZ.34
Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates: -
Original Price: $32
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 12kHz
Wow and Flutter:not greater than 0.2% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 40dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The LZ.32 (half-track mono) and the LZ.34 (quarter-track mono) were budget-priced
domestic machines with a modest but acceptable set of performance specifications.
Like many other small UK recorder manufacturers of the 1960s, Elizabethan chose a ready-made tape transport rather than develop their own, and in this instance they selected the new BSR T-10 three-speed deck. An extremely popular mid 1960s unit, the TD-10 could also be found (and this is a short list!) in Fidelity’s Playmaster Major, Wyndsor’s 707 and Dansette’s Consort
Maximum reel size was 7″ and the all-tube amplifier produced 3 watts output, driving an internal 10″ x 4″
speaker. Other features included separate bass and treble controls and an EM84 ‘fluid-light’ record level indicator.
Valve complement: ECC 83, ECL 86 & EM84 / Audio output power: 3 watts / Inputs: microphone and radio / Outputs: external speaker, high impedance preamp / monitor / Speaker(s): 10″ x 4½” heavy magnet elliptical, internal / Dimensions: 15 x 15½ x 7¾” (381 x 394 x 197 mm) / Weight: 24 lbs (10.9 kg) / half-track (LZ.32) or quarter-track (LZ.34) mono