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Technical Details

Brand: Masco





Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1957-1957


Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 80 - 8.5kHz

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Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


Press release from April
1954 …
“… The Mark Simpson Mfg. Co, 32-38 49th Street Long Island City
3, N.Y., has announced the Masco Series 53 recorder.
The recorder is equipped with two motors and has dual speeds of 7½
and 3¾ ips. Frequency response is 80 – 8,500Hz 3db
at 7½ ips and 80 – 5kHz at 3¾ ips.
Power output is 5 watts to internal or external speaker. The case is
finished in maroon leatherette and reels store inside the lid.
Press to record button prevents accidental erasure. Automatic amplifier
equalisation is provided for both speeds.
Model 53R has a built-in radio …”

Additional Info

Audio output power: 5 watts / Inputs: microphone & radio / phono / Outputs: external speaker & external amplifier / half-track mono


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