Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1965 - 1968
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 40 - 12kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 2%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:equal to or better than 50dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
An updated version of the TK 14, the TK 14L was a single speed ( 3¾
ips) half-track mono recorder with a single two-pole motor, two heads
and a 5¾ inch maximum spool size with NARTB replay characteristics.
The recorder was fully push-button operated, with two banks of three
piano-style keys and two rim control knobs.
From left to right the control functions were: 1) fast rewind, 2) temporary
stop (pause), 3) micro (all push button), 4) Mains-tone control, 5) volume
control, (rim control knobs) 6) start, 7) stop and 8) fast forward (push-buttons).
Valve complement: ECL 86, ECC 83, EM 84 plus 2 metal rectifiers / Rewind speed: 180 sec ( for 1200 ft tape) / Audio output power: 4 watts / Inputs: microphone 2mV / 0.5MΩ, radio 4mV / 50KΩ, pickup 100mV / 1MΩ / Outputs: line 500mV / 15KΩ, LS 5Ω / Speaker(s): elliptical 5¾ x 4¾” / Dimensions: 13.4 x 6.9 x 10.6 inches ( 340 x 175 x 270 mm) / Weight: 22 lbs (10 kg) / half-track mono