Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1963 - 1966
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 40Hz -15kHz (3 dB)
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.16 per cent at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50 dB in the range 200Hz to 15kHz
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10
For the Series 5, Ferrograph enhanced the specifications of their tried and tested (and by now almost 15 year old) design.
Cosmetically, not much had changed from the Series 2, 3 & 4 except
for the knobs and VU meter, but a new capstan/flywheel assembly gave improved
wow & flutter figures of less than 0.16% at 7½ ips (0.2% for the series 4). This was achieved by by reducing the capstan diameter so that a heavier flywheel now ran at twice the speed.
The frequency responses at both 7½ & 3¾ ips were also
extended, giving 40 – 15kHz & 40 -10kHz respectively.
Rewind speed: less than one minute for 1,750 ft / Audio output power: 24 watts / Inputs: low (3 mV 1 Megohm). high (150 mV 80 Kohms) / Dimensions: 18½ x 17½ x 9½” ( 470 x 444.5 x 242 mm) / Weight: 49¾ lbs (22.3 kg) / half-track stereo