Country of Manufacture:Norway
Release dates:1966 - 1969
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(±3 dB): up to 10kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.2% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
This oddity is the only other ‘single spool’ recorder I have come across other than the mysterious Countess/Timbra. Single spool in appearance only, that is. In fact there were two spools, one on top feeding an internal (hidden) take-up reel.
The Multicorder was produced by Norwegian company Radionette and was a two-speed, quarter- track recorder with a maximum spool size of 5″ and both battery and mains operation.
Fully solid state (8 transistors and 5 diodes) the Multicorder boasted a 1.3 watt output, frequency response up to 10 kHz and instantaneous selection of all four tracks without changing the tape.
Priced at £39 18s when new and distributed by Denham & Morley Ltd, this novel recorder only had limited success in the UK.
Semiconductors: 8 transistors and 5 diodes / Audio output power: 1.3 watts / Weight: 6½ lbs (2.8 kg) / quarter-track mono