Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1963 - 1966
Original Price: $269.95
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( 2 dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.2% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The 1055 was a single motor,
two speed (7½ and 3¾ ips) quarter-track stereo recorder with
auto shut-off and two internal speakers. Speed change was affected by
the removal/addition of a capstan sleeve. An additional larger (optional
extra) capstan sleeve, combined with a matching smaller pinch roller enabled
the high speed of 15 ips.
The 1055 featured all-valve circuitry, was FM multiplex ready and could
be operated either in a vertical or horizontal position.
A single VU meter was switchable to indicate either left or right record
Price when new – $US 269.95
Bias frequency: 95kHz / Valve complement: ECC81 x 2, ECL82 x 2, EZ81 / Speaker(s): two internal speakers / Dimensions: 15 x 13½ x 7½” (381 x 343 x 191 mm) / Weight: 27 lbs (12.3 kg) / quarter-track stereo