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Brand: Pentron

Model:NL 3





Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1957 - 1960

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: Stereo

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.4 % at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50 dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The Aristocrat was a four-speaker, dual speed mono recorder with a 10-watt push-pull output and an illuminated  VU meter. A ‘Finger-Flite’ single rotary control was provided for play, record, fast forward and fast rewind functions. The record/playback head had a quarter-mil gap and  a removable pole piece.
An automatic shut-off switch stopped the motor at the end of the reel or in case of tape breakage.
The recorder had two high impedance inputs, one high and one low impedance output.
A stereo playback version, NL-3S was available – this featured stacked stereo heads and an extra output preamplifier to be connected to radio, TV or hi-fi system.
Price when new: NL-3 (mono) $189.95 NL-3S  (stereo) $219.95

Additional Info

Rewind speed: 70 seconds for 1200 ft tape / Audio output power: 10 watts push-pull / Inputs: microphone and radio / Outputs: external speaker and external amplifier / Speaker(s): four – two 6″ woofers, one 6″ midrange and one tweeter (with double LC crossovers at 600 & 2000 Hz) / Dimensions: 17.2 x 17.75 x 11 inches (435 x 451 x 279.5mm) / Weight: 35 lbs (15.9 kg) / half-track mono, stereo playback version NL-3S)


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