Country of Manufacture:
Release dates:1956 - 1959
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
# Motors: 1
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Sold by the Sears Roebuck Company, the Silvertone 6074 was a half-track mono, single motor domestic recorder with two tape speeds of 7½ and 3¾ ips.
The recorder employed a simple control layout, from left to right the four black knobs operated 1) On / Off / Volume. 2) Idle / Record / Play. 3) Neutral / Rewind / Fast forward and 4) Tone. A VU meter indicated record level and an up/down switch selected the tape speed.
Two inputs (mic & radio were provided on the left hand side of the control panel and on the right were external amplifier and external speaker outputs.
Valve complement: 12AU7A (pre-amp). 12AX7 (A.F. amplifier). 12AU7A (meter amp & bias oscillator). 6V6GT (audio output) and a 6X5GT rectifier / Audio output power: 4 watts / Speaker(s): 2 x permanent magnet 6″ / half-track mono