Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: dual-track-mono
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 50-10kHz
Wow and Flutter:R.M.S. 7better than 0.25%
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
Made by EMI specifically to play the new HMV and Columbia ‘tape records’ , this was a semi-professional, cabinet mounted version of EMI’s TR50 studio recorder.
The Emicorder was a half-track mono machine with two heads, a single motor, 7″ reel capacity and single speed of 7½ ips. Only one input (for microphone) was provided.
An interesting feature of this recorder is the use of three brake pads: two for the spools and one to stop the motor from turning, possibly to make the machine more stable in transit?
record level indicator: single neon bulb / Rewind speed: approximately 1 minute for standard 7″ reel / Inputs: one microphone input only / Weight: heavy! / half-track mono