Brand: Mag. Recorder Co.
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1954 - 1957
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 80 - 7kHz
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Manufactured by the Magnetic Recorders Company of England, the Reporter was a portable, battery-operated recorder with wind-up spring motor and battery powered amplifier. The spring drive lasted 7 minutes at 7½ ips and the recorder could be adjusted for 3¾ ips.
A single control marked “off”, “playback” and “record” took care of the transport functions. The standard model had provision for headphone playback only while the deluxe model included output amp & speaker.
The motor was wound up with a crank handle at the front of the recorder
and then ‘tripped’ on when the knob on the lower front was turned to ‘R’
…record or ‘P’…play. A circular window in the lid showed that the reel was rotating.
Valve complement: three valves (standard model) / Rewind speed: manual, by crank handle / Dimensions: 14½ x 7 x 6¼” (368 x 178 x 159 mm) / Weight: 12 lbs (5.45 kg) /