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Technical Details

Brand: Fi-Cord






Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1959 - 1962

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8

Max Reel Size("): 3"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB) 7½ ips: 50Hz - 2kHz on tape, overall 50 - 10kHz

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


These were battery powered single speed (17/8ips) mono record/playback machines with a maximum reel size of 2″.
They had a single input and a specially designed output using contact points. Features included fast forward and rewind, digital-type tape index counter,
built-in speaker and amplifier and provision for remote control foot pedal.
The 101-S was the same as the 101 but recorded tapes could be replayed on single-track machines.
An unusual feature was that tape played from right to left.

Additional Info

Price when new (in the UK) £84 ($330 in the USA)
Single 3V DC motor
Maximum reel size 3¼”
Tape speeds 71/2 & 17/8 ips
Frequency response (all 3 dB) 7½ ips: 50Hz – 2kHz on tape, overall 50 – 10kHz
Wow & flutter 0.4% at 7½ ips
Inputs 400/1kohm studio-type microphone, 0.4mV to fully load tape
Outputs hi-fi output and earphone
Speaker(s) internal monitor-type
Dimensions 9½ x 5 x 2¾ ” (244.5 x 127 x 70 mm)
Weight 4½ lbs (2 kg)


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