Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1962 - 1965
Original Price: $£16
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Frequency Response:200 - 6,000 Hz
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
This attractive little machine was a rim-drive, twin-track mono recorder with two small motors and a 4-transistor amplifier circuit.
Maximum reel size was 3¼ inches (82.5 mm) and average tape speed was approximately 3¾ ips. The inbuilt amplifier delivered 150mW into the small speaker or earphone for monitoring and the machine also featured a pause control. There was no fast forward.
Price when new (UK) was £16 5 s
Recording time: 2 x 10 minutes / Batteries: 3 x UM-2 1.5 volts (motors) 1 x 006p 9V amplifier / Battery life: 50 hours motor, 100 hours amplifier / Inputs: crystal microphone (supplied) / Power output: 150 mW / Speaker: 2¼ inches (60mm) / Dimensions: 8 x 7¾ x 2½ inches (202 x 187 x 63mm) / Weight: 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg) without batteries / twin-track mono