Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1953 - 1956
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
# Motors: 1
Frequency Response:80 - 10,000 cps
Sound quality rating:4 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 4/ 10
Aimed at the professional and semi-professional film maker, the GB 732 was built to extremely high engineering standards by British Acoustic Films, a subsidiary of Gaumont British.
The massive 0.2 HP ‘Bull’ motor was centrally mounted on the cast alloy deck plate with belt drive to the reels and idler wheel drive to the brass capstan. A 12-watt Mullard amplifier with 6V6GT output
tubes drove the 6″ internal speaker and recording modulation was indicated by an EM34 magic eye.
Attractively finished in deep maroon enamel and a light beige leather-cloth covered cabinet, the GB 732 was an expensive machine at £99 (including 1,200 ft tape, reels and microphone) and only had a short production life.
Inputs: microphone and radio / Outputs: external speaker / Output power: 12 watts / Speaker: internal 6″ circular / Tube complement: (partial list only) 3 X EF37A, 2 x 6V6GT, EM34 (magic eye) / half-track mono