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Technical Details

Brand: Lugavox (ACEC)





Country of Manufacture:Belgium

Release dates:1958 - 1961


Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(±2 dB): 3¾ ips: 30 - 18,000Hz 1 ips: 30 - 12,500Hz

Wow and Flutter:7(RMS): 0.25% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


This unusual recorder features elsewhere on this site under the name Countess and Timbra.  Perhaps this is the original version but we can’t be sure. It seems to be dated a year earlier than the Countess so it seems possible.
Manufactured by the Belgian company ACEC, (Ateliers de Constructions Electriques de Charleroi), the 1958 Lugavox 1158 was a bizarre design featuring contra-rotating reels (one on top of the other). This layout made
it possible to produce a recorder using 7-inch spools and yet measuring
only 11¼ x 12½ x 6½ inches. The weight was quite high, 39lbs.,
due to the very robust construction of deck and case and outsize
transformers and motors.

Additional Info

Valve complement: EL95, EL84, 2 X ECC83, EM71 / Semiconductors: OA85 germanium diode, B250 / C.75 selenium rectifier / Rewind speed: 1800ft in 1 minute 35 seconds / Audio output power: 2.5 watts / Inputs: pickup: 300mV – 500Kohms, microphone 2mV at 500Kohms / Outputs: 10Kohms amplifier output, extension speaker / Speaker(s): permanent magnet type 6″ x 4″ elliptical / Dimensions: 13¼ x 11¾ x 7¾” (336.5 x 298.5 x 197mm) / Weight: 30 lbs (13.6kg) / half-track mono


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