Brand: Ferguson Electronics
Country of Manufacture:USA
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 5 dB): 3¾ ips: 80Hz - 10kHz
Wow and Flutter:better than 0.2% RMS
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
to Steve Duckworth of ‘Vintage Tape’ in the UK has sent me another
interesting story, this time about his Ferguson 3204.
“… This model was released in 1964. It was the first tape recorder
that I owned, and, for saying it was aimed squarely at the home user,
was a surprisingly good machine.
Valve complement: 1 x ECL 86, 1 x ECC 83 and 1 x EM 87 (magic eye) / Signal to noise ratio: 40dB / Audio output power: 3 watts / Speaker: 7 x 3½” / Inputs: microphone., radio & pick-up / Outputs: external speaker (3 ohms), & low level (500 mV at 22,000 ohms) aux socket -30 volts DC (50mA), remote pause, radio output, record output (without bias) head winding, (from track not in use) / Dimensions: 13½ x 12 x 6½” (343 x 305 x 165 mm) / Weight: 19 lbs (8.6 kg) / quarter-track mono (accessory amp available to convert to stereo)