Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1961 - 1964
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): 60Hz - 8500kz at 7½ ips
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
‘Never before such exceptional quality and value!” announced Lafayette in their 1961 catalog when describing this imported and re-badged half-track mono machine.
Features included a 5″ reel capacity, two speeds (7½ & 3¾ ips with capstan sleeve change), a single rugged function control, single neon indicator light to show peak recording level and a heavy-duty speaker.
Price when new was $49.50 complete with crystal microphone, empty reel and patch cords.
Outputs: ext. speaker / Speaker(s): single heavy-duty PMt / Audio output: 1.5 watts / Dimensions: 11.75 x 9.8 x 7.2 inches (298 x 249 x 183 mm) / Weight: 20 lbs (9.1kg) / half-track mono