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Technical Details

Brand: Philips

Model:EL 3566

Category:High Fidelity



Country of Manufacture:Netherlands

Release dates:1966-1966

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5+"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 510 x 390 x 270 mm - 20.1 x 15.4 x 10.6"

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v

Frequency Response:( 2 dB): 7½ ips: 60Hz - 8kHz. 15 ips: 60Hz - 10kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.1% at 15 ips. 0.15% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55

Sound quality rating:8 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10

Weight: 60 Lbs. (27.3 kg)

Additional Details


This was one of the few Philips professional recorders, made in the early 1960s. Available in half-track or full-track, stereo or mono configuration, it featured three Papst motors and an 11″ reel capacity.
Speeds were 7½ and 15 ips and the tape position indicator was calibrated in minutes and seconds.
Replay characteristics were to CCIR specification and the recorder was suitable for 19″ rack mounting.
There was provision for adding a pilot-tone head for film synchronisation and the unit weighed a whopping 60 lbs (27.3 kg).
Separate matching amplifier units were also available, the EL 3740

Additional Info

11 Tubes  – EF86 x 4,  ECC82 x 3,  EM84,  ECC83, ECC81

Frequency response: 7½ ips: 40Hz – 12kHz. 15 ips: 40Hz – 15kHz ( 4 dB)

Signal/noise: better than – 55dB at 15 ips. better than -52dB at 7½ ips

Rewind speed: 3300ft in 2 minutes

Inputs: microphone – 0.1mV / 400 ohms. line – 150mV / 100Kohm /

Outputs: monitor headphones and line / full or half-track stereo or mono




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