Model:T-100, 200,500 & 600
Country of Manufacture:
Release dates:1949 - 1952
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 85 to 7.5kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.3%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:over 45 dB at either speed
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The T-100, 200, 500 and 600 were some of Revere’s earliest recorders. Introduced in 1949, they were still being listed as late as 1955.
These were single speed (3¾ ips model T-100 & 200, 1 7/8 ips model 500 & 600) half-track mono recorders with two heads and a single motor. Models T-200 & 600 had in-built AM radios. The panel and controls were fairly spartan and functional.
The large knob at the front left controlled transport functions:
rewind, stop, play and record when the record safety button was pressed.
A separate fast forward lever sat next to it on the right. Rewind
of a 600ft tape took approximately 60 seconds and a foot control could
also be used to start or stop the machine.
A dual concentric knob was at the front right, the outer ring functioning
as a tone control with the inner being the power switch and volume control.
Recording level was displayed by means of a neon lamp which can be seen
at the back between the reels.
Tape footage indicator was printed onto the deck-plate
Distortion: less than 1.5% / Valve complement: 6V6, 6X5, 5879, 6K6, 6SJ7 & 6SJ7 (6BE6 & 6BA6 added for radio section in TR-200 & TR-600 ) / Rewind speed: 60 seconds for 1,200 feet tape / Audio output power: 5.5 watts / Inputs: microphone and radio / phono / Outputs: external speaker / Speaker(s): 5″ x 7″ elliptical / Dimensions: 14 x 12 ” x 9″ (356 x 305 x 229 mm) / Weight: 25 lbs (11.4 kg) / half-track mono