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Brand: Philips

Model:EL 3542

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:Netherlands

Release dates:1959 - 1962

Original Price: $62

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 15½ x 13 x 6¾ " (394 x 330 x 171 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 50Hz - 20KHZ

Wow and Flutter: 0.2% at 7½ ips, less than0.3% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:-40dB

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 30 lbs (13.6Kg)

Additional Details

Description

Philips produced several models based on this design, this particular one was a three-speed, quarter-track mono recorder. (see also EL3516.) Features included push-button controls, magic eye level indicator, four-digit counter, and auto-stop (using metal foils).
Stereo playback was possible with an external amplifier and speaker, a stereo socket being provided on the
input/output panel at the rear of the recorder. A moving-coil microphone with a speech/music switch was supplied and the unit sold in the UK for 59 Gns. See Service notes.

Additional Info

Year 1959
Price when new (in the UK) £62
Track system Quarter-track mono (stereo playback possible with external amp)
Heads Two
Motors One
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 7½ , 3¾ & 1 ips
Frequency response (claimed) 7½ ips: 50Hz – 20KHZ; 3¾ ips: 50Hz -15kHz; 1 ips: 50Hz – 7kHz
Wow & flutter 0.2% at 7½ ips, less than0.3% at 3¾ ips
Signal to noise ratio -40dB
Valve complement EF86, ECC82, EM84, EZ80
Rewind speed 1800ft in 3 minutes
Audio output power 2.5 watts
Inputs Microphone 2.5mV 100Kohms; radio 200 mV 1.0M ohms
Outputs Radio/amp – 1.5V / 50Kohms; ext speaker – 3 to 7 ohms; monitor headphones – 100mV / 1K ohms stereo playback socket – 1mV / 1M ohm
Speaker(s) Internal 5″ circular; high-efficiency speaker
Dimensions 15½ x 13 x 6¾ ” (394 x 330 x 171 mm)
Weight 30 lbs (13.6Kg)

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