Model:52 Sound Reel
Country of Manufacture:USA
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 80 - 8.5kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A dual track, dual speed
recorder with two heavy-duty motors, the Masco 52 took up to 7″ reels
and had separate inputs for microphone, radio or phonograph.
The push-button speed changer also automatically adjusted equalisation
This recorder was very similar to the Masco 37.
Outputs included extension speaker (8-16 ohms) and external amplifier
A neon record level indicator gave peak level reading and the unit was
finished in two-tone tweed and calf-trim “fabrikoid”.
Valve complement: 12AX7, 6SL7GT, 6V6GT / Audio output power: approx. 4 watts / Inputs: microphone, radio / phono / Outputs: speaker (8-16 ohms) and external amplifier (500 ohms) / Speaker(s): internal / Dimensions: 12½ x 15 x 10″ high (317 x 381 x 254 mm) / Weight: 39 lbs (17.7kg) / half-track mono