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Sound Rating: 7.33 / 10 # Owners: 3
Relaibility Rating: 7 / 10 Views: 345 # Reviews: 2

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Technical Details

Brand: Magnecord


Category:Super High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:USA

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

Speeds: 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 4

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 8/ 10

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Here’s a real sleeper, meaning that it hasn’t been discovered yet. Originally selling for $900 in 1963, this was a pretty high-end contender for its day. If you look at the specifications you may not be particularly impressed. But there’s something else going on with these machines and much like the high-end machines from the late 50s and early 60s, these when restored correctly will give some of the top consumer machines from the late 70s early 80s a good old run for the money and they sure look sweet once you get used to the retro style.

Magnecord , for all intents and purposes was the most serious tape recorder available back in the earliest days and the company’s finest moments occurred in the 50s and this machine represented the last hurrah before they sold out.

Not many of them show up for sale but they are not as rare as some of the higher end late 50s machines that have already become recognized.


Additional Info

A relatively easy machine to service with Plug-in circuit boards

2 x playback

2 x record

1 x bias oscillator

Many of these 1024’s were sold with an optional 4th head to do half track playback



This was really the last good tape recorder made by Magnecord and it features plug-in boards which are easy to service. Once renovated, this is a tape recorder that is really dynamic and detailed and proves that some of the better early 1960s product can easily compete with tape recorders made in the 80s
Sound: 8
Performance: 6
3 years ago
One of my favourite tape recorders. I own several other mid-to high-end tape recorders made in Japan by Akai and Sony and this one is better.
Sound: 7
Performance: 7
3 years ago
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