Model:Reel Media Center
Country of Manufacture:USA
Original Price: $290
Speeds: 1 7/8
Max Reel Size("): 5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 2
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
Our research indicates that the rather strange RCA Reel Media Center was marketed by Polyconcept U.S.A, Inc. and used tape that was half the width of regular open reel tapes at 1/8″.
The 5″ tapes were only available from Polyconcept.
To further the recipe for failure, they chose to offer a tape speed of 4.75 cm/Sec or 1 7/8 ips, only really good for voice dictation or spy purposes, with six hours duration.
With a built-in CD player you could record your voice while playing music so maybe it should have been called the RCA Karaoke Centre.
Built-in stereo speakers. Cross fader for audio mixing. RCA inputs-outputs L/R, 1/4″ Headphone & Microphone jack . 15″H x 17″W x 9″D.
Five pack Polyconcept blank reels: $37.50