Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1959 - 1962
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(± 3 dB): 60Hz - 10kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.4%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
The first recorder from Fidelity was the half-track mono Argyll ‘Minor’ built around the BSR TD1 deck. The Minor had a single speed of 3¾ ips and could accommodate 5¾-inch spools. Output was 4 watts through a 7 x 4-inch forward-facing internal speaker.
Features included straight-through amplifier, erase cut-out switch for superimposing (sound on sound), magic eye record level indicator, and inputs for mic and radio/pick up (mixable).
Price when new was £30 9s. including crystal microphone.
Rewind speed: 3½ minutes for 900ft / Audio output power: 4 watts / Inputs: microphone: 2mV. radio / gram: 60mV / Outputs: extension speaker / Speaker(s): 7″ x 4″ high-flux permanent magnet / Dimensions: 17 x 13½ x 7¼” (432 x 343 x 184mm) / Weight: 21 lbs (9.54 kg) / half-track mono