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Brand: Ferguson Electronics


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1967 - 1970

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Voltage(s): 220-240v

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

Additional Details


The Ferguson 3238 was a
three-speed, quarter-track mono recorder with a 7″ reel capacity and all-solid state circuitry. The heart of the 3238 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 stereo 3232.
The 3238 was housed in a black leather cloth cabinet and a teak veneered speaker grill which housed the single 5″ x 3″ speaker.

Additional Info

Rewind time: 3 min 20 sec for 1800ft / Circuitry: all solid state / Internal speaker: single 5″ x 3″ / Audio output: 3 watts / Outputs: External speaker: 3watts at 3Ω External amplifier 1V 22KΩ / Input levels: radio 1.5mV 68K. PU 180mV 200-500K. mic 1.5mV 10M / Dimensions: 16¼ x 14¼ x 7″ (413 x 362 x 178 mm) / quarter-track mono


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