Scophony-Baird Mark II

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Brand: Scophony-Baird

Model:Mark II




Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1951 - 1954

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:50 - 5,000Hz

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


A very early example of British recording technology, the Scophony-Baird was designed for vertical operation –  a feature that took another 20 years to catch on!
Finished in a bronze hammer tone enamel and beige leatherette case the recorder had a 10 watt output and an internal 6″ Goodmans speaker.
Two 4-pole Collaro motors were used. one for play and one for rewind.
The machine was full-track mono and had a single speed of 7½ ips, giving a total of 30 minutes recording time on a standard tape.
Price when new £52 12s.

Additional Info

Audio output power: 10 watts / Speaker: 6″ Goodmans (internal / Dimensions: 16 x 16½ x 8″ (406 x 419 x 203mm) / Weight: 24 lbs (10.9 kg) / full- track mono


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