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Brand: Radionette

Model:Multicorder

Category:Vintage

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:

Release dates:1970-1970

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 3"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s):

Frequency Response:(±3 dB): up to 10kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.2% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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Description

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.

Additional Info

Semiconductors: 8 transistors and 5 diodes / Audio output power: 1.3 watts / Weight: 6½ lbs  (2.8 kg) / quarter-track mono

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