Brand: Ferguson Electronics
Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1967 - 1970
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:40Hz-18Hz at 7½ ips, 40-14KHz at 3¾ ips & 40- 7KHz at 1ips
Wow and Flutter:better than 0.15%, 0.2% and 0.25% rms respectively
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:45dB unweighted
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Ferguson 3232 was a three-speed, quarter-track stereo recorder with a 7″ reel capacity and all-solid state circuitry. The heart of the 3232 was parent company Thorn’s very successful 1965 DC43 tape deck which had piano keys set to the right hand side of the deck and amplifier controls to the left.
The same DC43 deck was used on the mono version 3216.
The 3232 had a pair of 5″ x 3″ speakers set into the sides of the teak veneered cabinet and twin DIN microphone sockets above the keyboard.
Rewind time: 3 min 20 sec for 1800ft / Circuitry: all solid state / Internal speaker: two 5″ x 3″ / Audio output: 2 x 5 watts / Outputs: External speaker: 5 watts at 8Ω External amplifier 500mV 10KΩ / Input levels: Mic, pick-up (high impedance) gram (low impedance) / Dimensions: 16½ x 14½ x 7½” (419 x 368 x 191 mm) / quarter-track stereo