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Brand: Ferguson Electronics


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1965 - 1968

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: full-track-mono

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(all 5 dB): 3¾ ips: 80Hz - 10kHz

Wow and Flutter:better than 0.2% RMS

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:40dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


These three recorders were three of several Thorn Group models to utilise Thorn’s new DB42 Mk II tape deck.
The 3208 & 3212 were identical except for their external finish, the 3208 came in a rugged portable case with handle while the 3212 was designed to blend in with home hi-fi equipment and was mounted in a wooden plinth.
Spools of up to 5¾ inches could be accommodated and facilities included auto-stop, EM87 electron beam level indicator, cross-track recording and facility for stereo playback with an external amplifier.
A key feature of the Mk II deck was the use of solenoid switching via light-touch press tabs for transport functions. This permitted the use of a remote control which was available as an optional extra.

Additional Info

Audio output power: 3 watts / Speaker: 7 x 3½” / Inputs: microphone., radio & pick-up / Dimensions: 14 x 12½ x 6¾” (356 x 318 x 171 mm) / Weight: 19 lbs (8.6 kg) / quarter-track mono (accessory amp available to convert to stereo)


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