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Brand: Fidelity

Model:Playmaster

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1965 - 1968

Original Price: $23

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 5"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 15 x 12 x 5¾ " (380 x 305 x 145 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 60 - 10kHz

Wow and Flutter:total 0.25% RMS

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50dB

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 15 lbs (7 kg)

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Description

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 spools 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).

Additional Info

Year 1965
Price when new (in the UK) Half-track 2TR – £23 2s – quarter-track 4TR – £26 5s
Heads Two
Motors One
Maximum reel size 5¾ ”
Tape speeds 3¾ ips
Frequency response (all 3 dB) 60 – 10kHz
Wow & flutter total 0.25% RMS
Signal to noise ratio 50dB
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)

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