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Technical Details

Brand: Philips

Model:EL3516 / AG8108 (UK)




Country of Manufacture:Netherlands

Release dates:1958 - 1961

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(l 3 dB): 60Hz - 14kHz at 7½ ips

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Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


Valve/Tube complement: EF 86., ECC 83.  ECL 82. EM 81 and EZ 80 / Rewind speed: 1800ft in 3 minutes / Audio output power: 3 watts / Inputs: microphone (3mV / .1Mohm), diode (3 mV / 1Mohm) phono (150mv / 1Mohm) / Outputs: external speaker (3-7ohm, 2.5w) / Speaker(s): internal 5″  (10cm) / Dimensions: 15¼ . x 13 x 8″ (400 x 330 x 203 mm) / Weight: 30 lbs (13.6 kg) / half-track mono

Additional Info

My passion for reel to reel was re-kindled about 15 years ago when, visiting a friend of my wife’s, I spied a machine just like this one sitting in a corner, green magic eye glowing and the soft, dulcet saxophone sounds of Stan Getz emanating
from the oval speaker at the front.  I offered to give it a much needed overhaul and borrowed it for a few weeks. After cleaning the tape path thoroughly, replacing the valves and most of the capacitors I recorded our friend some fresh music (she had been playing the same tape for 5 years!)
I decided then and there that I had to get one and ended up with about
six before my wife put her foot down. – Jeff R


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