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Brand: Fidelity


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1966 - 1969

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

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

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:-50dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


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.

Additional Info

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


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