Country of Manufacture:Netherlands
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 60Hz - 14kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 1%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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.