Brand: Ferguson Electronics
Country of Manufacture:USA
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads:
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:40Hz to 18Hz at 7½ ips, to 14KHz at 3¾ ips and to 7KHz at 1 ips
Wow and Flutter:better than 0.15%, 0.2% and 0.25% rms respectively
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:40dB unweighted
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Ferguson 3214 was a
mid-priced domestic quarter-track recorder with three speeds (7½,
3¾ and 1
ips) and a 7″ reel capacity.
Stereo tapes could be played back using an external amplifier & speaker
via a DIN socket. The transport was press-key controlled and the amplifier
utilised only three tubes.
DIN sockets were supplied for ‘radio’ in and out, for ‘auxiliary’ and
for an external loudspeaker. The external speaker output was 3 watts maximum
across 3 ohms, and featured a two-way DIN socket.