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Brand: Pyrox

Model:Magictape ST5




Country of Manufacture:Australia

Release dates:1955 - 1958

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Dual Track

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:ST5 50 - 6000c

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


The first Pyrox Magictape ST1 appeared in 1953 and little had changed by the time the ST5 & ST6 came along in late 1955.
Both were single speed (ST5 3¾ ips, ST6, 7½ ips) half-track mono recorders with 4.5 watts output and an internal 9″ x 6″ A.W.A. Jensen elliptical speaker.
A simple, single control was provided for forward, rewind and fast forward.
Time scales were printed on the base plate beneath both reels to indicate
tape usage.
One of Australia’s most popular portable tape recorders of the early
to mid 1950s, the Pyrox Magictape was used by many of the smaller radio
stations and also saw service in educational institutions.

Price when new (in 1956) was £135. 8s 4d
Aus. A host of optional accessories was available and these included input
mixing unit (£5/19/6). stethophone headset (£7/14/10). on/off
foot control unit (£5/19/2) and a connector for radio or pickup ((£1/7/1).

Additional Info

Power supply: 200-240 volts AC / Audio output power: 4.5 watt / Inputs: high impedance, provision for mike, radio pickup and mixer. / Speaker: internal 9″ x 6″ A.W.A. Jensen elliptical / Rewind time: 85 seconds for standard play 7″ tape / Dimensions: 9¾ x 12½ x 18 inches (248 x 318 x 457 mm) / Weight: 27lbs (12.3 kg) / Price when new: £135. 8s 4d Australian / half-track mono


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