Brand: Ferguson Electronics
Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1966 - 1969
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
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 7/8 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 utilized 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.
Tube complement: ECC82, ECL86, ECC83 / Internal speaker: 7″ x 4″ / Audio output: 3 watts / Outputs: External speaker: 3 watts at 3 ohms Radio output: 1V across 22 ohms / Input levels: Radio input sensitivity: 1.5mV across 68Kohms. PU1 input: Sensitivity 75mV across 3.3M. PU2 input: Sensitivity 180mV across 200 to 500Kohms. / Dimensions: 13½ x 12 x 6½” (343 x 305 x 165 mm) / Weight: 19 lbs (8.6 kg) / quarter-track mono (model 3200 half-track mono)