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Brand: Lyrec

Model:AR 2




Country of Manufacture:Denmark

Release dates:1973 - 1973

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors: 3

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10

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The Danish firm Lyrec have, through the years, developed tape recorders, transcription turntables, moving coil pickups and other accessories for sound recording and reproduction.
The TR-2 went into production in 1951 and was designed specially for the Danish Radio. There was an initial version called the TR-1. Later came a version with 10½ inch reels (TR-4) but otherwise the same.   The AR 2 / TR 2 evolved from the AR 1 / TR 1  and were widely used in professional circles: The Danish Radio, the State Police, the Government and radio stations.
Radio Denmark used LYRECs back in the early 50’s as remote studio recorders. They had a station wagon equipped with two Lyrec TR-2 and AR-2 amplifiers.  Later these station wagons were replaced with Chrysler automobiles, again equipped with Lyrecs.
The 3 knobs in the middle of the tape machine are (from top) –  play, stop & record.  Speed change (7½ – 15) and fast forward / rewind variospeed.

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Outputs: line / full-track mono (later versions were full-track stereo)


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