Mag. Recorder Co. Reporter

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Sound Rating: 5 / 10 # Owners: 1
Relaibility Rating: 5 / 10 Views: 168

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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: full-track-mono

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 80 - 7kHz

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

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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.

Additional Info

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) /


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