Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1951 - 1954
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 85 - 6.5kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
I don’t imagine there’d be too many of these monsters lying around today….. Most probably Knight’s first recorder, this was a single-speed, half-track mono machine from the very early days of tape recording where “fast forward” was a notable feature in the advertising blurb!
A five-watt audio output from a 6V6GT beam power tube drove a 5″ speaker and a “magic eye” (6E5) displayed
recording level. The frequency response at 7½ ips was 85 – 6500Hz (3 DB) and the unit came with a crystal microphone. Valve line-up was:65L7, 6J7, 6V6GT, 6E5, and 6X5GT. The case was finished in maroon
Valve complement: 65L7, 6J7, 6V6GT, 6E5 and 6X5GT / Rewind speed: 20 times play speed / Audio output power: 5 watts / Inputs: microphone, radio / tuner / phono / Outputs: external amplifier, external speaker / Speaker(s): 5″ permanent magnet / Dimensions: 15½ x 8 x 16″ (394 x 203 x 406 mm) / Weight: 35 lbs (16kg) / half- track mono