Country of Manufacture:Germany
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Voltage(s): Multi, 220-240v
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 30Hz - 20kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.2% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 40dB
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10
A German-made quarter-track stereo recorder with three separate heads, two speeds (7½ and 3¾ ips), a 7″ inch reel capacity and internal 3.6 watt stereo amp driving a single speaker which could be used for monitoring left, right or both channels.
This was a hybrid design, employing transistorized preamps, tubes for the power output stages and record level indication .A versatile head arrangement allowed heads and amplifiers to be interchanged for various monitoring and echo effects.
The MT158 was almost identical to the MT157 but made for the US market.