Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1956 - 1959
Original Price: $625
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
Frequency Response:40Hz - 15kHz 15 ips ( ±2 dB)
Wow and Flutter:0.2 % at 15 ips - 0.25% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10
Weight: 69 Lbs.
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.
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