Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1957 - 1960
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
# Motors: 1
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 14kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The TK 830/3D was a larger, more professional version of the TK 16.
7″ reels could be accomodated at 7½ & 3¾ ips compared to the TK 16’s 5¾” reel capacity and 17/8
& 3¾ ips. Two record/playback heads and two erase heads were supplied for bi-directional
recording and playback.
This half-track mono, single motor recorder had no less than three internal speakers, and its ultra linear 6 watt amplifier could be used in ‘straight-through’ mode for amplifying a radio or gram etc.
A remote foot control was available as an optional accessory.
Valve compliment: EF 86, ECC 81, ECC83, push pull output 2 X EL 95, bias oscillator. EL 95, magic eye EM 71 / Audio output power: 6 watts / Inputs: mic: 300k, radio: 250k, diode: 1 megohm / Outputs: 15 ohm external speaker / Speaker(s): three 7″ elliptical speakers / Dimensions: 16 x 18 x 9″ (406.5 x 457 x 228.5 mm) / Weight: 46 lbs (21 kg) / half-track mono