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Brand: Philips

Model:EL 3541

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:Netherlands

Release dates:1960 - 1963

Original Price: $37

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 6¾ x 14¼ x 12" (171 x 362 x 305 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 60Hz - 14kHz

Wow and Flutter:1%

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 18 lbs (8.2kg)

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This was one of Philips’ most popular machines, produced for several years with minor modifications and variations throughout the early sixties. I found this particular example in the back yard of a second hand shop,
someone had thrown it away. The owner said  –  “take it!” A few years later I happened to chance upon an original owners manual at a street market in Balmain, Sydney. The EL 3541 was a quarter-track mono machine, could handle reels up to 7″ and played at the single speed of 3¾ ips. With an external amplifier and speaker, stereo playback was possible.

Additional Info

Year 1960
Price when new (in the UK) £37 16s (1963)
Track system Quarter-track mono (stereo playback possible with external amp/speaker
Heads Two
Motors One
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 3¾ ips
Wow & flutter 1%
Frequency response ( 3 dB) 60Hz – 14kHz
Hum & noise -40dB
Valve complement EF 86, ECC 83, ECL 82, EM 84 and EZ 80
Rewind speed 1800ft in 3 minutes
Audio output power 2.5 watts
Inputs microphone – 3mV / 100K; diode – 3 mV / 1Mohm; phono – 150mv / 1Mohm
Outputs diode – 1Mohm / 1V; headphones – (1kohm / 100mV; speaker – 3 to 7ohm / 2.5w; stereo output – 1 Mohm / 5 mV
Speaker(s) Internal 4″ (10cm)
Dimensions 6¾ x 14¼ x 12″ (171 x 362 x 305 mm)
Weight 18 lbs (8.2kg)

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