Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1972 - 1976
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 1 (PB)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 18kHz 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.21% at 3¾ ips, less than 0.15% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The 544 G Hi Fi was a quarter-track stereo, 2-speed tape recorder (3¾ and 7½ ips) with an inbuilt monitor amplifier of 2 x 5 watts sinusoidal rating and four inbuilt speakers.
Features included automatic or manual level control. multiplay. slider
controls for volume, bass and treble. horizontal or vertical operation.
7″ maximum spool size and tinted plastic cover.
In a seemingly ‘opposing’ convention, the transport functions were controlled
by push buttons whilst the recorder functions were selected by a rotary
Finished in either light walnut or white, the 544G was priced at around
£99 (including VAT)according to the UK 1974 tape recorder yearbook.
Semi-conductors: 31 transistors, 11 diodes / Audio output power: 2 x 5 watts music power / Inputs: microphone: 0.3mV into 4Kohms radio: 1mV into 14 Kohms phono: 100mV into 1Kohm / Outputs: line: 1mV into 14 Kohms external speakers: 4 – 16 ohms headphones: 8 ohms / Speaker(s): four / Dimensions: 9½ x 6½ x 13″ (495 x 165 x 330 mm) / quarter-track stereo