Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 4
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:(all ± 2 dB): 15 ips: 50 to 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.2% RMS at 15 ips. 0.25% RMS at 7½ ips and 0.3% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The RE-301 was a professional recorder, based on the earlier TR-52. The main difference between the two recorders was the RE-301’s ‘military-style’ metal case and the larger VU meter. Other more subtle modifications were in the transport and electronics.
8¼-inch spools could be accommodated and larger ‘platters’ could be placed on the turntables.
Two erase heads were fitted, a full-track for recording stereo (both L&R channels were erased simultaneously) and a half-track mono erase head for recording mono. A stereo record head and a stereo playback head allowed for full-track stereo record/playback or half-track mono record/playback.
Speed variation: less than ±0.2% over a full spool / Fast rewind: 1¾ minutes / Inputs: mic 30 / 50Ω, less than 100µV for peak recording level. line floating and bridging for 600Ω, less than 200mV for peak recording level / Crosstalk: better than 40dB at 1kHz / Record characteristics: CCIR specification for 15 ips and 7½ ips / Bias frequency: 100kHz approximately / Valve complement: 3 x EF86, 2 x ECC83, 2 xECC82, 2 x ECC81, 6BW6, EZ81 / Audio output power: 2 watts at 3 to 5 ohms. / Recording level meter: selectable for line in, record, line out, bias or erase on either channel / Speaker(s): internal 5″ permanent magnet speaker / Dimensions: 14¼ x 19¼ x 18¼” (362 x 489 x 460mm) / Weight: 97 lbs (44.1kg) / half-track mono and full-track stereo