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Release dates:1958 - 1961
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:flat from 100 - 10,000Hz
Wow and Flutter:0.2% (less with optional heavier flywheel)
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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.
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