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Brand: Philips

Model:EL 3534

Category:Vintage

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Netherlands

Release dates:1963 - 1966

Original Price: $96

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 18½ x 15 x 10" (470 x 381 x 254 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Outputs: RCA, DIN

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 60Hz - 16kHz 3¾ ips: 60Hz - 14kHz 1 ips: 60Hz - 10kHz 15/16 ips: 60Hz - 4.5kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.6% peak to peak at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:40dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 36 lbs (16.4kg)

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Description

Manufacturer’s description: Suitable for both stereo and mono recording and playback.  Operates on the four-track system, all transistor.  Facilities for “Multiplay” recordings. The EL 3534 was one of Philips first totally solid state recorders and therefore quite light (36lb).
Two built-in 3 watt amplifiers powered two speakers were fitted, one in the front of the case and the other in the detachable lid with a 20ft cable.  An unusual feature was the inclusion of four tape speeds, 15/16, 1 7/8, 3¾ and 7½ ips.

Additional Info

Year 1963
Price when new (in the UK) £96 12s
Heads Two
Motors One
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 7½ , 3¾ , 1 7/8 & 15/16 ips
Frequency response (all 3 dB) 7½ ips: 60Hz – 16kHz; 3¾ ips: 60Hz – 14kHz; 1 ips: 60Hz – 10kHz; 15/16 ips: 60Hz – 4.5kHz
Wow & flutter 0.6% peak to peak at 3¾ ips
Signal to noise ratio 40dB
Rewind speed 1,800ft in 180 seconds (both directions)
Audio output power 3 watts per channel
Inputs Microphone (1mV/1K), diode (3mV/20K) phono (150mV/500k)
Outputs Diode (20k at 1V) speaker (3-7 ohms at 3 watts); headphones (1.5k at 200mV)
Speaker(s) Two – one internal and one in detachable case lid
Dimensions 15½ x 13 x 6¾ ” (394 x 330 x 171 mm)
Weight 36 lbs (16.4kg)

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