Stancil-Hoffman Minitape M8

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Brand: Stancil-Hoffman

Model:Minitape M8




Country of Manufacture:

Release dates:1958 - 1961

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): Multi

Frequency Response:flat from 100 - 10,000Hz

Wow and Flutter:0.2% (less with optional heavier flywheel)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


The Minitape M-8 was a development od the earlier S.H. Minitape machines. Featuring all-transistor circuitry and a rechargeable 12.5 V Ni-Cd battery, the recorder had separate record and playback heads and amplifiers, allowing full off-tape monitoring. To save current drain, no erase oscillator was incorporated, but a permanent magnet was installed to allow erasure during fast rewind.
No VU meter or magic eye was required as the record level was automatically set in conjunction wit a high or low microphone attenuation switch for nearby or distant sound sources.

Additional Info

Batteries: 1 x 12.5 nickel-cadmium rechargeable / Battery life: 2 hours / Rewind time: 40 seconds / Dimensions: 9 x 12 x 5 inches (229 x 305 x 127 mm) / Weight: 13 lbs (5.9 kg) / half-track mono


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