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Technical Details

Brand: Magnecord






Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1956 - 1959

Original Price: $625

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 19 x 10½ x 10 inches-Transport

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:40Hz - 15kHz 15 ips ( ±2 dB)

Wow and Flutter:0.2 % at 15 ips - 0.25% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55dB

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10

Weight: 69 Lbs.

Additional Details


The P60 was a professional, portable, three-head three-motor full-track mono recorder available in  rack (ACX) or case (AC) versions
Reel capacity was 10½ inches and tape speeds were 7½ and 15 ips. Speed change was electrical and start/stop was almost instantaneous (0.1 seconds)
Tape lifters were used to  lift tape from heads when rewinding or fast forwarding.
The heads were triple-shielded to reduce cross-talk and hum, and could be removed or aligned separately
Control of transport functions (forward, stop, rewind & hi-speed) was by means of interlocked pushbuttons and could be controlled remotely.
Other features included high impedance microphone and unbalanced bridge inputs, 4″ VU meter showing bias, record level and playback, NARTB equalisation, manual and electric cueing, deep slot loading and solenoid brake control.

Additional Info

Rewind speed: less than 100 seconds for 10½” reel / Amplifier tube complement: 2 x 6BX7, 3 x 12AU7, 5Y3GT, 12AX7, 12BH7 / Dimensions: tape transport 19 x 10½ x 10 inches (483 x 267 x 254mm) amplifier 19 x  5¼ x 10 inches (483 x 133 x 254mm) / Weight: tape transport 51 lbs (23.2kg) in case amplifier 18 lbs (8.2kg) in case / full-track  mono


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