Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1966 - 1969
Speeds: 1 7/8
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 60Hz -5kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.5%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Fi-cord 303 debuted (in the UK) at the 1966 Business Efficiency Exhibition, Olympia.
It was described in the press as being’pocket-sized, battery operated and Swiss precision built’.
Weighing only 25 oz (710 grams) and measuring 6½ x 3¼ x 1¾”, the 303 could fit comfortably in the palm of your had. A built-in dynamic microphone was coupled to an automatic record level system but playback level through the built-in speaker could be adjusted to individual needs.
Power consumption: approximately 170mA / Rewind speed (rewind) (forward): 1½ minutes for 4″ spool of long-playing tape 2½ minutes for 4″ spool of long-playing tape / Audio output power: 180 milliwatts / Outputs: maximum 1 V at OUT socket / Speaker(s): 3″ 20 ohm internal speaker / Dimensions: 6½ x 3¼ x 1¾” (165 x 82 x 44mm) / Weight: 25 oz (710 grams) / half-track mono