Country of Manufacture:USA
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:7½ ips: 65 -15kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.25% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Freeman Electronics
Corp. 729 N.Highland Avenue, Los Angeles California made this lightweight
(8½ lbs) battery powered, ‘Hi Fidelity’ semi-professional portable
Three speeds (7½, 3¾ and 1
ips) with a (claimed) timing accuracy of 0.001%. 7½ and 3¾
ips were selectable by a shift lever, 1
ips necessitated a capstan sleeve removal. Fine speed adjustment could
be achieved using a lever in conjunction with the built-in stroboscope
and Freeman claimed a wow and flutter figure of less than 0.25% R.M.S.
at 7½ ips.
Drive was via a precision ‘military’ type motor with a centrifugal governor
and a four-stage, push pull solid state output gave 650 milliwatts audio
Power was supplied by 6 AA penlight batteries or direct from AC cord
and the recorder could be operated in either horizontal or vertical positions.
Equalisation: to NAB standard / Rewind speed: 1½ minutes for 600 ft of tape / Audio output power: 650 mW / Inputs: high impedance microphone, phono / radio, remote control, AC / Outputs: earphone & external speaker / Dimensions: 7½ x 9 x 3″ (190.5 x 228.6 x 76.2 mm) / Weight: 8½ lbs (3.85kg) / half-track mono