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Technical Details

Brand: FME





Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1955 - 1958


Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

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Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 12kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.5% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:43db

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


Manufactured by The Federal
Manufacturing & Electrical Corp, Brooklyn NY – very similar to
model 37-C, with the addition of a hi-fi output.

From an early 1956 New Product Report:
“… The FME company is now marketing their model 47-A, dual track
recorder.  This machine has a frequency response of 50 to 12kHz, 3¾ & 7½ ips speeds, less than 0.5% wow, single knob
control, fast forward and rewind, radio-phono input jack, erase safety
lock, straight in-line threading and a power pilot light.  It also
features a reversible automatic counter and comes complete with a ceramic
microphone, reel of tape, take-up reel, detachable power cord and patch
cord. The price is $159.50

Additional Info

Valve complement: 12AX7, 12ZU7, 6AQ5, 6X4 / Fast wind ratio: 20-to-one / Audio output power: 3 watts / Inputs: microphone input (radio / gram with accessory patch cord) / Outputs: hi-fi output, external speaker / Speaker(s): 5″ x 7″ / Weight: 27 lbs (12.3 kg) / half-track mono


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