Country of Manufacture:Netherlands
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:4 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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.