Country of Manufacture:Netherlands
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 60 to 16kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.6% peak to peak
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 40 dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The trend in Philips towards
all-transistor mains tape recorders in their higher priced models was
extended with the introduction of the quarter-track EL3549, the successor
to the EL3542.
It was a mid-priced, four speed machine (7½, 3¾, 1
& 15/16 ips) with a moving coil recording
level meter replacing the magic eye indicator and a four-digit tape position
A single internal 7″ x 5″ elliptical speaker was powered by
a 2½ watt all-transistorised amplifier, and by using an external
stereo amp/speaker system, stereo playback was possible.
For more information on this recorder, see the specifications and vintage
test report below.
Rewind speed: 3 minutes for 7″ LP tape / Audio output power: 2.5 watts / Inputs: diode – 3mV / 20Kohm. phono – 150m / 500K. microphone – 1mV / 1K / Outputs: ext speaker – 3 to 7 ohms. headphones, stereo output and diode / Speaker(s): single internal 7″ x 5″ elliptical / Dimensions: 16½ x 15½ x 8¼” (419 x 394 x 210 mm) / Weight: 27 lbs (12.3 kg) / quarter-track mono, stereo playback with external amp