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Technical Details

Brand: Grundig

Model:"Reporter" 500L & 700L




Country of Manufacture:Germany

Release dates:1953 - 1956

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: full-track-mono

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


was one of Grundig’s first recorders and the very earliest versions recorded
on the lower track. Later there was a modification kit available to to
enable the machine to record to the normal standard. ie. top track.
From the 1953 service manual:
The “Reporters” 500L and 700L
are portable machine capable of recording on ¼” tape.
The machine is a dual track recorder and is able to record and play back
in both directions.  The 500L operates at a tape speed of  7½
ips and the 700L is a dual speed model operating at 7½ ips and 3¾
An additional model, the 700C is a console
version of the 700L and is fitted with a 10″ speaker and an output
stage giving twice the output power of the 700L.

Additional Info

Valve complement: EF40, ECC81, 2 x EL42 and EM34 / half-track mono (recorded on lower track)


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