Model:1719 & 1720
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1969 - 1972
Original Price: $$179.9
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz -15kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.25% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
was the “budget” Roberts, no Crossfield heads. It was
a solid state quarter-track stereo recorder (made in Japan) with two speeds
(7½ and 3¾ ips), auto-shut-off, sound-on-sound, digital
position indicator and a 7″ reel capacity.
Two VU meters were provided for record level
monitoring and each channel had its own volume and tone controls.
Transport functions were controlled by two rotary
controls seen on the right-hand side of the recorder giving rewind, stop,
play, record and fast forward.
Other features included two in-built speakers,
mic and radio/phono inputs and outputs for equalised preamp, external
speaker and headphones.
From the 1969 Allied Electronics catalog, price
when new $179.95.
Audio output power: 10 watts peak per channel / Inputs: mic and radio / phono / Outputs: equalised preamp, external speaker and headphones / Speaker(s): two internal (1719) and two detachable (1720) / Dimensions: 15 x 14½ x 9″ (381 x 368 x 229 mm) / Weight: 25 lbs (11.4 kg) / quarter-track stereo