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Technical Details

Brand: EMI

Model:RE 321

Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)



Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1960 - 1963

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2

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): 60 - 10 Kc

Wow and Flutter:better than 0.2% R.M.S.

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:-44dB (at 1kHz) unweighted

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


The RE 321 was a sort of missing link between the 1953 L2 and the 1964 L4. A transistorized version of the L2 (L2/TA) appeared briefly in 1960 just prior to the launch of the RE 321. Both versions of the L2 and the RE321 were identical mechanically. No erase head was supplied so bulk-erased or new tape had to be used. See the accompanying vintage test report (below) for more details on this recorder.

Additional Info

Rewind speed: manual cranking / Inputs: high impedance microphone (7,000 ohms) / Outputs: headphones / line 600 ohms / Dimensions: 14¼ x 6¾ x 8 ”   (368 x 171 x 203mm) / Batteries: 8 x 1.5 V cells / Weight: 16½ lbs (7.5 kg) including batteries / full-track mono


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