Category:Super High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1969 - 1972
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 4
Frequency Response:(±1dB): 15 ips: 30Hz - 15kHz 7½ ips: 0Hz -18kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.06% at 15 ips. 0.14% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
The Scopetronics 1151 was based on the 1050 deck which was first produced in 1966 and sold for £82. In early 1969, the 1151 appeared, built to a BBC specification and incorporating a fader start, pre-fade monitoring, crystal locked bias oscillator and time calibrated tape length counter.
A February 1969 editorial of The Tape Recorder magazine stated ” There is a need, widely acknowledged in the recording industry, for a modestly priced tape machine to replace the Revox and Ampex/EMI equipment being used by small studios.” The article went on to list the desirable features of such a machine, including solenoid transport, ferrite heads, 15 ips only, hysteresis synchronous drive motor, adjustable playback equalisation and high quality metering..
Speed consistency: better than 2% / Overall noise level: recording gain at minimum, 54dB / Rewind speed: approximately 75seconds for 2400ft / Input sensitivity: 45 mV for tape modulation of 40MM per millimeter, line in 50k ohms / Outputs: 600 Ohms floating, up to 16dBm with less than 0.3% distortion / half-track stereo