Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1966 - 1969
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:(±3 dB): 70-15kHz at 7½ ips, 70-9.5kHz at 3¾ ips and 70-7kHz at 1ips
Wow and Flutter:0.15% RMS
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Fidelity Playtime was one of the first recorders to be designed around BSR’s new three-speed TD20 deck and was released in late 1966.
Features included light-touch keyboard push-buttons grouped at the left for positive transport control, a pause control, digital tape counter with instant reset button, superimpose function, two inputs (mic and radio/gram), extension speaker socket (which, when in use, cut out the internal speaker) and a monitor socket.
Erase damping: 70dB down at 1kHz / Bias frequency: 50kHz / Rewind speed: 2 minutes / 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 / Weight: 15 lbs (7 kg) / see above