Brand: Sound (TRE)
Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1961 - 1964
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 40Hz - 15kHz at 7½ ips
Wow and Flutter:no greater than 0.15% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Introduced at the London Audio Fair held at the Hotel Russell in April 1961, this monster boasted a 10 watt output and an acoustically-designed reflex loudspeaker system.
The Collaro Studio deck was again utilized, this time with three heads which, coupled with the separate record and playback electronics, gave full off-the-tape monitoring.
Available in either half or quarter-track mono versions, the Sound Master featured three speeds with mixing and superimposition possibilities.
As you can see, this was a massive piece of equipment, weighing over 100 lbs (48 kg) and standing 40″ tall (over 1 meter!)
Price when new was £110 5s.
Hum & noise: -45dB / Rewind speed: approximately 65 seconds for 7″ spool of 1200ft / Audio output power: 10 watts / Speaker(s): acoustically-designed reflex loudspeaker system. / Dimensions: 20½ x 17½ x 40½” (521 x 444.5 x 1029 mm) / Weight: 105 lbs (47.7 kg) / half or quarter-track mono