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Brand: EMI


Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates: -

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Dual Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 50-10kHz

Wow and Flutter:R.M.S. 7better than 0.25%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


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?

Additional Info

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


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