Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1971 - 1975
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 16kHz 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 12.5kHz 1 ips: 40Hz - 8kHz
Wow and Flutter:7½ ips: 0.1%. 3¾ ips: 0.2%. 1 ips: 0.35%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:7½ and 3¾ ips: 50dB. 1 ips: 48dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
This was a three-speed professional
half-track mono battery portable recorder especially designed for interviewers
and researchers. According to Grundig’s 1972 brochure, all components
used were of the highest quality.
The solid die cast frame made it extremely robust and Grundig claimed
that the TK 3200 could operate between temperatures of minus 20 degrees
C to minus 55 degrees C.
Features included two separate auto record level circuits (with manual
override) for speech and music, operation from either internal batteries,
re-chargeable accumulators or mains, battery level meter and illuminated
record level meter.
Power source: 6 x HP2 batteries, Dryfit accumulator or mains / Semi-conductors: 32 transistors, 23 diodes / Audio output power: 800 milliwatts / 4 ohms on batteries, 2 watts / 4 ohms on mains / Inputs: radio / diode: 0.22mV / 10K-ohm microphone: 0.22mV / 10K-ohm radio / gram: 45mV / 2.2 M-ohm / Outputs: line: 750mV / 15K-ohm / Speaker(s): single elliptical 4½ x 2¾ ” / Dimensions: 12¼ x 3½ x 9½ ” (311mm x 89mm x 241mm) / Weight: 12½ lbs (5.7kg) with batteries / half-track mono