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Sound Rating: 5 / 10 # Owners: 1
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Technical Details

Brand: Simon





Country of Manufacture:

Release dates:1965-1965

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No


Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 20kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.15% at 7½ ips,  0.2% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


Promoted as a “Tape recorder and studio control room all in one..”, the Simon SP5 boasted
“every facility one could wish for”. These included dual channel mixing, master fader, monitoring via loudspeaker during recording, pre-monitoring and level setting before recording, controlled
echo system, track bouncing, controlled recording bias, record level meter, recording on either track in same direction and full provision for stereo conversion (tape heads, controls and sockets pre-fitted and wired.

Additional Info

Total harmonic distortion: less than 2% at 3dB below rated output / Rewind speed: 75 seconds for 1,200ft tape / Audio output power: 6 watts / Inputs: high impedance microphone and radio / Outputs: high impedance line outputs and two external speaker outputs / Speaker(s): 10" x 6¼" speaker and a 4" tweeter / Dimensions: 22½ x 20 x 9¼" (571.5 x 508 x 235 mm) / Weight: 45 lbs (20.5 kg) / half-track mono (stereo with additional amplifier & speaker system)


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