Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:
Release dates:1958 - 1961
Original Price: $429.00
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
# Motors: 1
Frequency Response:(±3 dB): 40Hz - 16kHz
Wow and Flutter:7(RMS): 0.5%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Fore-runner to the 401, 402, 403 and 404, the Optacord 400 first appeared in 1958. It was a two-track mono recorder withy a single speed of 3¾ ips and a maximum reel capacity of 5.9″ (15 cm).
Power output was 3 watts and the amplifier used five tubes and two dry rectifiers.
Price when new (Germany) was 429.00 DM.
Rewind speed: 100 seconds for standard 5.9″ tape / Valve complement: EF86. ECC81. EL84. EC92. EM84. and 2 dry rectifiers / Audio output power: 3 watts / Distortion: 1% / Inputs: microphone 1mV / 30KΩ, Trick 1mV / 30KΩ, radio 1mV / 100KΩ / Speaker(s): Internal 6 x 4″ PM elliptical / Dimensions: 13.4 x 6.3 x 10.6 inches (340 x 160 x 270 mm) / Weight: 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg) / half-track mono