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Technical Details

Brand: Pentron






Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1955 - 1958

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:(±3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 12kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.3 % at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:47dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


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

Additional Info

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


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