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Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
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
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.