Country of Manufacture:Netherlands
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:3¾ ips: 60Hz - 13kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.6% peak to peak at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
quarter-track, two speed machine intended for home and family pleasure,
the EL 3548 was a hybrid in that there was a marriage of solid
state early stages with an ECL82 valve output and an EM87 magic eye record
indicator, perhaps the best of both worlds in the mid 1960s.
Drive was achieved from a continuous-running
capstan with wide flywheel, belt-driven from alternative pulleys for speed
change which gave a very good wow and flutter specification.
The placement and marking of controls
in three groups of three made operation simple and easily learned.
Valve complement: ECL 82 and EM 87, solid state preamplifiers / Rewind speed: 1200ft in 2½ minutes (5¾ inch-reel) / Audio output power: 2.2 watts / Inputs: diode, gram and microphone / Outputs: diode, external speaker, headphones and stereo / Speaker(s): internal 4″ (10cm) / Dimensions: 15¼ x 13¾ x 6¾” (387 x 350 x 171 mm) / Weight: 18 lbs (8.2 kg) / quarter-track mono