Country of Manufacture:
Speeds: 1 7/8
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:200 - 6,000 cps
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Phonotrix 88-B was distributed in the USA by Matthew Stuart & Co. Available on its own or as a ‘Packaged Sound System’ (with telephone amplifier, speaker amplifier, P.A. facility and carry case), it had a reel capacity of just 2½ inches and a single speed of
1 ips. The one-piece cast zinc alloy
body provided strength and stability and a 4″ speaker gave a frequency response of 200 – 6,000 Hz.
Power supply was provided by three “C” cells, 110-volt a.c or a 6V car battery. Battery life
was 20 hours for the motor and up to 80 hours for the amplifer.
Battery life: up to 20 hours playback on 4 x regular 1.5V torch batteries / Dimensions: 1 x 4¼ . x 7½ inches (48 x 108 x 191mm) / Weight: 3½ lbs (1½ kg) / half-track mono