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Brand: Philips

Model:EL 3510 / AG8105

Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:Netherlands

Release dates:1955 - 1958

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds:

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads:

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:

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Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:4 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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The first Philips tape recorder to sell in large numbers, the EL3510 was first produced in 1955.
Its relatively cheap price and slim design made it an appealing choice
for those  discovering tape recording for the first time.
The machine was driven by a belt, not a rubber one but a long spring
with the ends attached to each other.  (see diagram below)
Under the reels were some “Tandberg-like” clutches making the
machine very simple and therefore reliable.
The big knob in the middle controlled everything except volume and tone
(small knobs). The fast forward and rewind worked only when the knob was
pressed downwards.
Between the two small knobs was the DM71 magic eye. It wasn’t the ribbon-like
type but rather looked like an exclamation mark on it’s side where the
dot glowed constantly and the line approached the dot when level increased.

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