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Technical Details

Brand: National (Panasonic)


Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1964 - 1967

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 100Hz - 7kHz at 3¾ ips. 100Hz - 4kHz at 1 ips

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Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


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.

Additional Info

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


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