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"
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
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 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.
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