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Technical Details

Brand: Philips

Model:EL 3585

Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)



Country of Manufacture:Netherlands

Release dates:1962 - 1965

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8

Max Reel Size("): 3"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 120-5,500c

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.5%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


The EL 3585 was the first in a series of similarly-styled portable recorders that Philips manufactured in the 1960s,  which were also manufactured, branded and  sold by the Stella, Cossor and Hornyphon companies throughout Europe.   Hornyphon had been acquired by Philips in 1936
This was an all-transistor, battery-powered recorder with a single speed of 1 7/8 ips and a 4″ reel capacity. Recordings were half-track mono, giving up to 2 hour’s playing time on a long-play tape.
A transparent lid protected the tape while still leaving the controls accessible. (Reel size was reduced to 3″ with lid closed).
Price when new (in the UK) was £25 4s which included a moving coil microphone, empty reel of tape and radio lead.

Additional Info

Dimensions: 11.3 x 3.9 x 7.75 inches (283 x 99 x 197 mm)  10.5 x 7.5 x 3.7 inch or 265 x 190 x 95 mm

Weight: 8.2 lbs

Speaker: 4″ or 10cm circular

Power 9v 6 x U2-type 1.5 Volt cells

Hum and noise: -40dB


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