Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1962 - 1965
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
# Motors: 2
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 80 - 9kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:4 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A slightly later version of the TK1 ‘Luxus’ , the TK2 seems to only have been available in the European market. No record of it exists in any of the UK or American catalogs or yearbooks.
The TK2 didn’t differ greatly from the earlier version, the most noticeable difference was the introduction of two separate controls on the lower right of the panel marked ‘Lautstäker’ (volume) and ‘Klang’ (tone). The function knob on the left hand side was also different.
The specifications and performance appear to be identical apart from a 3dB increase in s/n ratio..
Semiconductors: 2 x OC 72, 3 x TF 65, 1 x OC 74, 1 x OC 602, 2 Diodes (OA 70) / Valve complement: one DM71 level indicator / Power requirements: 4 flashlight batteries and 2 mini-cells / Battery life: 20 hours approx. / Audio output power: 250mW / Inputs: mic & radio / phono / Speaker(s): permanent magnet 3½” (85mm) / Dimensions: 11.8 x 6.9 x 4.5″ (300 x 175 x 115 mm) / Weight: 8.15 lbs (3.7 kg) with batteries / half-track mono