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Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 60Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.15% at 7½ ips, 0.25% at 3¾ ips and 0.35% at 1 ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Fidelity Playmatic recorder
featured three speeds and a maximum reel size of 7″.
Again the new BSR deck with simple joystick control was employed and
an automatic record level was selectable via a switch. This was considered
fairly radical and up-to-the-minute technology! Input mixing and super-impose
were also available.
This recorder was, like the 1965 Playmaster model, of a hybrid design,
utilising transistors and an EM 87 ‘magic-eye’ valve for level indication.
Erase damping: 70dB down at 1kHz / Bias frequency: 52kHz / Playback response: to C.C.I.R. standards / Valve complement: ECH 83, EM 87, BC107, OC75 (2) AC128 (2) AC176, BA115 (silicon diode) / Rewind speed: 3½ minutes for 1200ft / Audio output power: 3 watts / Inputs: microphone: 2mV. radio / gram: 200mV / Outputs: external speaker, monitor output (750mV) / Speaker(s): 7″ x 5¾” high-flux permanent magnet / Dimensions: 16¼ x 13¾ x 7½” (413 x 350 x 190 mm) / Weight: 20 lbs (9 kg) / see above