Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1955 - 1958
Speeds: 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: 75 - 8.,5kHz
Wow and Flutter:below 0.5%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
This was my first ever reel to reel. My grandfather gave it to my brother and I in 1965 (no idea how he came
to have it here in Australia!) and it needed a 240v to 110v step-down transformer. We had endless hours of fun recording Top 40 tunes off the radio and using it as a PA amplifier for our first band. I can still remember the warm orange-pink glow from the 2 level indicators (normal and overload) just above the right-hand side volume control.
Valve complement: 6AV6, 12AX7, 6AQ5 and 6X4 rectifier / Rewind speed: 3 minutes for 1200ft tape / Audio output power: 2 watts / Speaker(s): 5 x 7″ elliptical / Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 9″ (350 x 305 x 229 mm) / Weight: 29 lbs (13 kg) / half-track mono