Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1965 - 1968
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
# Motors: 1
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 60 - 10kHz
Wow and Flutter:total 0.25% RMS
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Fidelity Playmaster Major recorder had been available in either half-track or four-track configuration
for several years. This was the transistorised version, new for 1965.
Utilising a single speed (3¾ ips) BSR deck with simple joystick control, up to 5¾-inch reels could be accommodated. A tape position indicator was fitted to the four track model (4TR) and available as an optional extra on the two track unit (2TR).
Erase damping: 70dB down at 1kHz / Bias frequency: 50kHz / Semiconductors / valve complement: EM 84 (magic eye),BC107, 2 x OC75, 2 x AC128, AC176 / Rewind speed: 3½ minutes for 850ft / Audio output power: 3 watts / Inputs: microphone and radio / gram / Outputs: ext. speaker -15 ohms or more. headphones or amp – 750mV / Speaker(s): 8″ x 3″ high-flux permanent magnet / Dimensions: 15 x 12 x 5¾” (380 x 305 x 145 mm) / Weight: 15 lbs (7 kg) / see above