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Brand: Leevers-Rich

Model:E series

Category:Super High Fidelity




Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1961 - 1964

Speeds: 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: full-track-mono

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Outputs: XLR, 1/4" Headphone

Frequency Response:( 3 dB): up to 19kHz at 15ips

Wow and Flutter:0.06% RMS. total

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:62 dB Below Peak level

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


This Leevers Rich was built in Croydon, London in 1961.
Previoussly used by the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) as an “out on the field”
machine before they transitioned to Tascam and Studer machines.
This was a professional machine whose rivals at the time in the UK were Ampex and Studer.
The Series E was first introduced in about 1957 and available in various configurations. console, portable and rack-mountable.

Additional Info

Total harmonic distortion: 0.2% between 40Hz and 18KHz / Start time: 900ms to rated wow & flutter / Valve complement: ECC81, EF86, ECC83 / Rewind speed: 2,400ft in 90 seconds / Crosstalk: 45 dB minimum / Tape speed stability: 0.2% from one end of the reel to the other / Outputs: +22 dB at 600ohms / Bias frequency: 60 kHz / half-track stereo


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