Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1961 - 1964
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 50Hz -10kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.2%
Sound quality rating:4 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
An entry level tape recorder built with the Garrard Bichette magazine deck for easy tape loading.
This was a very cheap unit, costing under £30 in the U.K. and understandably, controls and features were few and far between. The consisted of an on/off switch built into the tone control, a single volume control for record or playback and a magic eye level indicator.
Transport controls were Off, Play, Record and a single direction Wind lever.
The Garrard magazine was an early attempt at a cassette system but didn’t really take off. Other R-R recorders to utilize it were the Volmar Vega, the Simon Minstrelle and the Simon Cymbal, all from 1961.
Audio output power: 3 watts / Inputs: microphone and radio / Outputs: preamp / Dimensions (with lid): 12¾ x 10¼ x 7¼ ” ( 234 x 260 x 181 mm) / Weight: 21 lbs (9.5 kg) / half-track mono