Country of Manufacture:Netherlands
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 60 to 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:7(DIN): 0.3% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:> 45 dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Philips called this “An automatic family de-luxe
tape recorder” in their 1968 catalogue.
An all-transistor, quarter-track mono recorder, the
EL 3578 featured a two-position automatic recording control for microphone
and radio/gramophone inputs (manual recording was also available).
Stereo playback was possible with an external pre-amplifier,
amplifier and speaker.