Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1959 - 1962
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 14kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than .2% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Another classic from the extensive collection of Stuart Blacklock. He writes…
“..This is an unusual machine, it plays the tapes from the right spool to the left spool, and the heads are also up-side-down.
The recorder is in working order and doesn’t sound too bad for its age.
Regentone was a British firm who I don’t think are in existence any more. I bought this machine from a shop in Preston (Devon) for 5 pounds which seemed to be a very cheap price for such an unusual recorder…”.
The Regentone was a three speed (7½, 3¾ and 1 7/8
ips), half-track mono recorder with a maximum spool diameter of 7″.
Valve complement: ECL82 triode a.f. amplifier, pentode output / h.f. bias oscillator, ECC83 two stage a.f. amplifier, CC11L neon level indicator, EZ80 mains rectifier / Rewind speed: less than 2 minutes for standard 7″ tape / Audio output power: 3 watts / Speaker(s): internal 7 x 4″ elliptical / Dimensions: 17 x 13½ x 7½” ( 432 x 343 x 191 mm) / Weight: 24 lbs (11 kg) / half-track mono