Brand: Sound (TRE)
Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1961 - 1964
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(± 3dB): 40 - 10,000 c
Wow and Flutter:0.2% RMS
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The A41 Sound Riviera was launched in the spring of 1961 and was based on the BSR Monardeck. It was available in both half-track (A41) and quarter track versions (A42 de Luxe).
The BSR Monardeck had a single speed of 3¾ ips and a maximum reel capacity of 5¾ inches. Later versions of the Riviera used the three-speed Collaro Studio deck with a spool capacity of 7″ (models A43 & A44).
Features included a magic eye record level indicator, single tone control, monitoring, crystal mic (supplied) and an extension speaker output (15Ω).
Inputs: microphone (4mV 1 MΩ), radio / gram (200mV 1 MΩ) / Hum and noise: -38dB / Audio output power: 3 watts / Speaker(s): elliptical 7 x 4 inches / Dimensions: 13¾ x 11½ x 6½ inches (351 x 293 x 166 mm) / Weight: 17 lbs (7.73 kg) / half-track mono (quarter track version also available)