Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1958 - 1961
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
A half-track mono single speed (Mk 40 3¾ ips and Mk 42 7½ ips)
recorder from Germany, sold in the UK by the Perth company. A deck-only
version was also available, designated MC 40 and MC 42.
This model was similar to the earlier Mk 4 Saja and featured a 3-digit tape position indicator, magic eye recording level and all-valve circuitry.
Output of the MK 40 series was two watts into a forward-facing oval speaker.
MC 40 50Hz – 16kHz at 3¾ ips MK / MC 40 50Hz – 8kHz at 1ips / Valve complement: EF 86, ECC 81, EL 95, EM 84, EC 92 (MC series has no EL 95 output stage) / Input sensitivity: 2mV / Line output: 800mV, 10Kohms / Audio output: 2 watts (MK series only) / Dimensions: 13.8 x 10.6 x 5.9″ (350 x 270 x 150mm) / Weight: MK series 17.6 lbs (8 kg) MC series 12.1 lbs (5.5 kg) / half-track mono