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Sound Rating: 5 / 10 Avg.Price: 39 # Owners: 1
Relaibility Rating: 4 / 10 Views: 4

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Brand: Philips

Model:EL3553

Category:Vintage

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Netherlands

Release dates:1966 - 1968

Original Price: $39

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 395 x 135 x 290 mm / 15.6 x 5.3 x 11.4 inch

Head Composition: Metal

Head Configuration: Mono - Half-Track

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): Multi

Outputs: DIN

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 4/ 10

Weight: 7 kg / 15 lb 6.7 oz (15.419 lb)

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I originally owned this model in 1967. The sound quality and recording facilities were very good. However, it had to be repaired on several occasions. It also had a problem where the pick-up hub seemed to sit slightly below the casing, causing the reel to slow or stop. I bought the model in the picture about 10 years ago from e-bay. It required a great deal of cleaning and repair. However, the pick-up reel problem is present on this machine, too.

Sound Quality Rating: 5/10
Long-term Reliability Rating: 4/10
2022-04-23
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