Steelman Transitape

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Sound Rating: 5 / 10 # Owners: 1
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Brand: Steelman


Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)



Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates: -

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No


Frequency Response:150Hz - 7,500Hz

Wow and Flutter:Wow: 0.3 per cent at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


The following is a ‘New Products Report’, taken from Tape Recording Magazine,
November 1959…
A VERY INTERESTING American battery portable recorder, known as the Steelman Transitape, is now available in this country. It has two speeds (1 7/8 and 3¾ ips), uses standard 3 in. reels, measures 9¾ . x 6½ x 2 ins. and weighs under 6½ lbs without batteries. Claimed frequency response- is 150 to 7,500 cps. Seven transistors and two diodes are used in the design. There is a built-in 4 in. p.m. speaker,
but an output jack provides for private listening through the microphone or earphones, or playback over a large external speaker.
The recorder operates satisfactorily at any angle, with the leather case closed if necessary.

The price, with crystal lapel microphone, is 55 guineas.

Additional Info

Batteries (13 total): 6 x 1.5V mercury cells (Mallory RM-12R) for amplifier, 7 for motor / Speaker(s): 4 inch / Dimensions: 9¾ . x 6½ x 2 (248 x 165 x 73 mm) / Weight: 6½ lbs without batteries (2.95 kg) / half-track mono


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