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Sound Rating: 7 / 10 Avg.Price: 200 # Owners: 2
Relaibility Rating: 7.5 / 10 Views: 179 # Reviews: 1

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Technical Details

Brand: Magnecord


Category:High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1965-1965

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

Frequency Response:

Wow and Flutter:

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10

Additional Details


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 available and purchased by consumers with a 4th head and could do half track playback



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
1 month ago
Marconi 888 b

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