Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1951 - 1954
Speeds: 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 1 (PB)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Dual Track
Frequency Response:50Hz - 15kHz at 15 ips
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
TL-10 was a special tape playback-only unit, designed primarily for radio stations wanting tape playback facilities without the expense of a regular recorder. The player was hinge-mounted on and driven by a standard 16″ transcription turntable running at 78 rpm.
Tape speeds of 7½ and 15 ips could be selected by changing capstans and standard 7″ reels could be accommodated.
The TL-10 did not have any erase or record facilities. The single playback head and preamplifier produced an equalised output suitable for a standard microphone input.
Price when new was $140.00
/ half-track mono