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Brand: Philips

Model:EL 3540/10



Country of Manufacture:Netherlands

Release dates:1950 - 1953

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Sound quality rating:4 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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This is supposedly the very first tape recorder ever made by Philips and quite rare today.
Production began in 1950 and this particular model, the EL-3540/10, was
made in Vienna for the export market (all the instructions and labels
on it are in English).
It was a semi-professional recorder with a single tape speed of 7½
ips (19 cm/s) and three separate heads. It would almost certainly be a
single-track mono machine and extremely rare today.

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