Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:
Release dates:1955 - 1958
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(±3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 12kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.3 % at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The MP-2 was described by the maker as ‘a basic tape recorder and pre-amp in a portable case designed for use in hi-fi systems’. The tape mechanism featured a ‘Uni-Magic’ single lever control, dual-track heads with removable pole pieces and a push/pull speed change lever. The preamplifier provided basic functions including record, erase and bias, plus enough output to drive an amplifier. Other features included a large VU meter, tape speed equalisation selector, inputs for microphone and radio/phono and a volume control.
Price when new was $175
Rewind speed: 2 minutes for 1200 ft tape / Inputs: mic or magnetic phono and radio / Outputs: external amp or headphones and external speaker / Dimensions: 12½ x 15½ x 10 inches (318 x 394 x 254mm) / Weight: 29 lbs (13 kg) / half-track mono