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Brand: Philips

Model:EL 3542

Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:Netherlands

Release dates:1959 - 1962

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(claimed): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 20KHZ

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

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than -40dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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

Valve complement: EF86 (pre-amp), ECC83 (2-stage a.f. amp. ECL82 (triode signal-level indicator rectifier & pentode output), EM81 (magic eye), EZ80 (rectifier) / 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) / quarter-track mono (stereo playback possible with external amp)

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