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Technical Details

Brand: Scopetronics


Category:Super High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1969 - 1972

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 15

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 4

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(±1dB): 15 ips: 30Hz - 15kHz 7½ ips: 0Hz -18kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.06% at 15 ips. 0.14% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10

Additional Details


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..

Additional Info

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


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