Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Netherlands
Release dates:1962 - 1965
Speeds: 1 7/8
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
# Motors: 1
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 120-5,500c
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.5%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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.
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