Country of Manufacture:USA
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
# Motors: 1
Frequency Response:50 - 8kHz at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
A half-track mono, dual speed recorder capable of taking 7″ reels and powered by a single motor.
Positive-feel interlocking push-button controls made this a very simple-to-use
recorder for 1953 and the advertising reflected this by mentioning the
word “easy” no less than 10 times in their December 1953 advertisement!
To prevent accidental erasures, it was necessary to press a small safety
button along with the main record button – this was a bit of a novelty
back in the early 1950s – of course, later on all recorders had some
kind of record protect device.
Two record level indicators were used, one for normal recording and one
for overload. These took the form of little red lights above the volume
control on the right hand side of the tape recorder.
A simple speed control at the centre back of the deck selected 3¾
or 7½ ips and could only be changed when the machine was in STOP
mode. Separate tone and volume controls were provided.
Speaker(s): single internal full-range speaker / Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 9″ (356 x 305 x 229 mm) / Weight: 26 lbs (11.8 kg) / half-track mono