Brand: National (Panasonic)
Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1965 - 1968
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
was a half-track monaural recorder with two speeds: 7½ ips and 3¾
A single motor provided the action for all functions
and the unit had two heads, an erase and combined record/play.
The audio section boasted a meager contingent
of three valves, one diode and a single rectifier with a 4″ x 6″
elliptical speaker built into the front of the case.
A very small VU meter was situated above the
volume control and the unit had inputs for mic and radio plus an extension
Valve complement: 1 x 6267 (EF86) – A.F. amp. 1 x 6BL8 – A.F. amp & oscillator. 3OA5 – output / Rewind speed: within 3 minutes for 1,200 ft reel / Inputs: microphone and radio / Outputs: extension speaker / Speaker(s): 4″ x 6″ / half-track mono