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Brand: Pentron





Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1951 - 1954

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors: 2

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response: 7½ ips: 50Hz - 8kHz (+ - 3 dB)

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.5 % at 7½ ips

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


First introduced around 1951, this later variant was a beautifully styled, well built tape recorder for its time.   Features included a simple, push-rod speed change plus automatic equalization for both playing speeds (3¾ and 7½ ips).
The recorder had an edit key, a magic eye level indicator and a tape usage scale etched into the top plate beneath the take-up wheel (digital tape counters were still rare in the early 1950s).
The in-built 5 watt amplifier drove a 6″ permanent magnet speaker.
The two input jacks (left hand side) were for radio, TV or phono and microphone.  The outputs were for an external speaker and external amplifier or headphones.
Price when new, US$135 for the half-track and $142 for the full track model.

Additional Info

Tube complement: 5879, 6SL7, 6J7, 6X5, 6V6 and 6E5 / Rewind speed: 3 minutes for 1200 ft tape / Audio output power: 5 watts / Inputs: radio / TV / phono and microphone / Outputs: external speaker and external amplifier or headphones / Speaker(s): 6″ permanent magnet / Dimensions: 10 x 15 x 11½” (254 x 381 x 292 mm) / Weight: 30 lbs (13.6 kg) / half or full-track mono


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