Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates: -
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 4
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
Frequency Response:(to CCIR spec): 15 ips: 30Hz - 16kHz
Wow and Flutter:better than 0.15% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Specto Company of Vale Road, Windsor, Berkshire made semi-professional tape recorders for the serious amateur.
Like many of the smaller British tape-recorder
manufacturers of the late 1950s, Specto didn’t make their own tape transport, choosing instead to utilise the two-motor, Collaro Mk III reversible deck for their Spectone 151.
The three speed (15, 7½ & 3¾ ips) Collaro Mk III deck gave credible wow & flutter figures of less than .15% at 7½ ips and a frequency response of 30Hz – 16kHz at 15 ips (to CCIR specs) whilst allowing record and playback in both directions
without having to reverse the reels.
Inputs: high and low impedance microphone, line / Outputs: 15 ohm, external speaker, cathode follower line output / Audio output power: 4 watts / Speaker(s): 6″ internal / Dimensions: 18½ x 16 x 11¾” (470 x 406 x 298 mm) / Weight: 50bs (22.7 kg) / half-track mono