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Technical Details

Brand: Magnecord


Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)



Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1950 - 1953

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors: 2

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all 2 dB): 15 ips: 50Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.3 % 15 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50dB

Sound quality rating:4 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 4 / 10

Additional Details


First appearing about 1950, the PT6 underwent very few changes by the time this version, the PT6-AH tape mechanism and accompanying amplifier PT6-J were advertised in the Allied radio catalog of 1955.
The transport had two motors, one hysteresis synchronous for all forward functions and a shaded pole motor for rewind only.   Earlier versions had a single speed drive with a capstan sleeve for speed change while later versions had both the sleeve and a two speed motor.

Additional Info

Rewind speed: 40 seconds for 1,200 ft reel / Audio output power: 10 watts / Inputs: low impedance mic input, bridging input / Outputs: 600-ohm, balanced zero-level, 16 or  4 ohm audio output / Speaker(s): 5″ monitor / Dimensions: tape mechanism: 18 x 17 x 8″, amplifier:  18 x 14 x 8″ / Weight: tape mechanism: 4 6lbs (20.9 kg), amplifier: 32 lbs (14.5 kg) / half-track  mono


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