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Release dates:1954 - 1957
Speeds: 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
# Motors: 2
Frequency Response:(±2 dB): 15 ips: 40Hz - 15kHz, 7½ ips: 40Hz - 10kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.2 % at 15ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:over 55dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Dynacord was described by the maker as ‘professional-type dual speed recorder for rack or portable mounting’. Solenoid-activated pushbuttons allowed smooth transport through all functions without having to first stop the machine – separate spool motors allowed dynamic braking while a direct capstan drive gave a ± 0.2% speed accuracy.
Two amplifier units were available, the DP-100 Broadcast model and a slightly cheaper DS-10 Audiophile model (pictured).
The tape mechanism had three heads, two speeds (15 ips & 7½ ips or 7½ & 3¾ ips) and could accommodate 10½ ” reels.
Price when new was $395.50 for the DTM tape mechanism, $150 for the DP-100 Broadcast amplifier and $90 for the DS-10 Audiophile amplifier. The case was $40 extra.
Rewind speed: less than 60 seconds for 2400 ft tape / Inputs: mic or magnetic phono and radio / Outputs: external amp or headphones / Dimensions: DTM: 18 x 14½ x 10 inches (457 x 383 x 254 mm) DS-10 18 x 115 x 10 inches (457 x 383 x 165 mm) / half-track mono.