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Brand: Grundig

Model:TK 18

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Germany

Release dates:1963 - 1966

Original Price: $40

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 14¾ ; x 11½ x 6½ " (375 x 292 x 165 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:(+ 3, -5 dB): 40 - 12kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.2%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:45dB

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 20 lbs (9.1 kg)

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Description

The TK 18 was a half-track mono recorder with AVC (Automatic Volume Control) on recording.  Apart from the AVC, the recorder was almost identical the TK 14 with a single speed ( 3¾ ips), a single two-pole motor, two heads and a 5¾ inch maximum spool capacity. The recorder was fully push-button operated, with two banks of three piano-style keys and two rim control knobs. Audio power output was 2.5 watts and the elliptical internal speaker measured 5¾ x 4¾ inches. Frequency response was slightly higher than the TK 14. being 40 – 12kHz 3dB.

Additional Info

Year 1963
Price when new (in the UK) £40 19s
Track system Half-track mono
Heads Two
Motors One
Maximum reel size 5¾ ;”
Tape speeds 3¾ ips
Frequency response (+ 3, -5 dB) 40 – 12kHz
Wow & flutter 0.2%
Signal to noise ratio 45dB
Valve complement EF86, EF83, ECL86, ECC81 plus 2 metal rectifiers
Audio output power 2.5 watts
Inputs
Microphone: 2.2 – 45mV across 1.5 Mohm
Diode: 2.2 – 45mV across 22 Kohm
Radio / gram PU: 100mV – 2V across 1 Mohm
Outputs
High impedance: 700mV across 15k ohm
Earphone: 12V across 220 Kohm
Speaker(s) 5¾ ; x 4¾ ;” elliptical with ceramic magnet
Dimensions 14¾ ; x 11½ x 6½ ” (375 x 292 x 165 mm)
Weight 20 lbs (9.1 kg)

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