Country of Manufacture:Germany
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 18kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.1% at 7½ ips, 0.12% at 3 ¾ ips, 0.2% at 1 ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
From the Radio Museum Rottenburg comes this early sixties
three speed, half- track mono recorder, very similar in appearance to the TK 23, TK40 and TK42U (which was a quarter-track version of the TK 41).
Maximum reel size was 7″ with the lid removed
but only 5¾” reels could be used with the lid on.
An all-valve machine, this recorder had an excellent
output stage, unlike a lot of other West German machines of the 60’s which had very poor or inadequate audio amplifiers.
The TK41 incorporated a well-designed 7 watt
push-pull output stage with comprehensive bass and treble controls and an internal 6″ x 4″ elliptical speaker.
Valve complement: EF86, ECC81, ECC83, ELL80, EL95 & EM 84 / Rewind speed: 2 minutes 40 seconds for 1800ft tape / Audio output power: 7 watts push-pull / Outputs: line and extension speaker / Speaker(s): internal 6″ x 4″ elliptical / Dimensions: 16 x 15 x 15¾” (411 x 381 x 400 mm) / Weight: 28½ lbs (13 kg) / half- track mono