Brand: National (Panasonic)
Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1964 - 1967
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 100Hz - 7kHz at 3¾ ips. 100Hz - 4kHz at 1 ips
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
This was a small, mono half-track recorder, fully solid-state and battery operated. It could take up to 3¾-inch spools and had two tape speeds: 3¾ & 1 ips. Features included neon level indicator, six transistors, less than 3 minutes rewind time for 300ft tape, and an 8-ohm extension speaker output. The power source was from 6 x 1.5 U-2 type cells or 9V adaptor. Price when new (UK) was £19 19s.
Batteries: 6 x U-2 type 1.5V batteries, 9V DC power supply / Semiconductors: 6 transistors / Speaker: 3½-inch / Dimensions: 3¼ x 8¼ x 8″ (79 x 206 x 203 mm) / Weight: 3¼ lbs (1.5 kg) / half-track mono