Philips EL 3552 (Sold in the USA as Norelco Continental 95)


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Brand: Philips

Model:EL 3552 (Sold in the USA as Norelco Continental 95)

Category:Mainstream

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Netherlands

Release dates:1969-1969

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 80Hz - 12kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.2% (better than 0.6% peak to peak)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:45 dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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Description

A budget-priced domestic
half-track mono recorder with a single speed of 3¾ ips and a reel
maximum reel size of 5¾”.
The 3552 featured an automatic recording level and a single input which
could accept microphone, diode or gram and adjust the levels accordingly.
Hybrid electronics (valve and solid state) were utilised.
See vintage test report below for more details.

Additional Info

Rewind speed: 1200 ft in 3 minutes / Audio output power: 1.5 watts / Valve / semiconductor complement: ECC83, EL95, EF83, EM87, selenium rectifier and two low-noise transistors in the 1st stage / Inputs: microphone, diode & gram (single socket) / Outputs: 750mV at 20K for external amplifier / Speaker(s): internal 4″  (10cm) / Dimensions: 5 x 14¼ x 10″ (127 x 362 x 254 mm) / Weight: 12 lbs (5.45kg) / half-track mono

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