Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1976 - 1980
Original Price: $$368
Speeds: 15, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 4
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:(2 dB): 15 ips: 30Hz -18kHz 7½ ips: 30Hz -15kHz 3¾ ips: 30Hz -12kHz
Wow and Flutter:7(DIN45507): 15 ips: not greater than 0.06% (pk. weighted) 7½ ips: not greater than 0.08% (pk. weighted) 3¾ ips: not greater than 0.1% (pk. weighted)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:depending on tape, record level and eq. Exceeds current DIN 45511 and NAB standards.
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Although this model bears
the Ferrograph badge, it was made by Ferrograph’s new owner, the Wayne
Aimed at professional users, recording & TV studios, radio stations
etc, it was outside the price range of all but the most serious and well
A slight resemblance to the Logic Seven can be seen in the design of
the deck mechanism, but underneath the skin it’s a very different beast,
a serious piece of equipment.
The Studio 8 was available in a diverse number of configurations, twin
track, stereo or full track head blocks, VU meters or ppms, internal monitor
amplifiers, microphone inputs etc.
Speed tolerance: 0.1% / Start time: not greater than 200 ms to full speed / Fast wind time: 6.1 m / s (stop time from spooling less than 3 seconds) / Stereo separation: overall (rec / play) better than 40 dB (100 Hz – 12.5 kHz) / Bias: 120 kHz 2% / Inputs: microphone: to suit 50 / 200 ohm balanced or 5k unbalanced line: balanced for sources not greater than 600 ohm / Outputs: balanced, earth-free, nominal output impedance 75 ohm, max. level +24dBm, falling to +18dBm at 30hZ / Monitor facilities: 10 watts (8 ohm, 3% distortion) each channel to external speakers. limited to 2.5 watts per channel to internal speakers if fitted / Dimensions (w x d x h): 483 (w) x 559 (d) x 280 (h) mm (portable case) / Weight: 37 kg (portable case) / Track config: twin track, stereo or full track (interchangeable head blocks)