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Technical Details

Brand: Encorder


Category:Mid High Fidelity



Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1960 - 1963

Max Reel Size("): 5"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Frequency Response:approx 200 - 5,000 Hz

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


This was a typical example of the ‘toy’ family of Japanese tape recorders which flooded the market in the early 1960s. It had a rim drive (no capstan) resulting in a variable paying speed (which increased proportionately as the diameter of tape on the take up spool increased).
A 4-transistor amplifier gave a few 100 milliwatts output and two batteries supplied the electronics (9V) and motor (1.5V)
A permanent magnet was used instead of an erase head.

Additional Info

Rewind speed: 3½ minutes for 900ft / Audio output power: 200 M watts / Dimensions: 8.1 x 4.3 x 2.5 inches (207 x 110 x 65 mm) / Weight: 1.54 lbs ( 0.7 kg) / half-track mono


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