Country of Manufacture:Austria
Release dates:1962 - 1965
Original Price: $£26
Speeds: 1 7/8
Max Reel Size("): 5"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 120-5,500c
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.5%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Stella ST 470 was a clone of the Philips EL 3585. It was an all-transistor, battery-powered recorder with a single speed of 1 ips and a 4″ spool capacity. Recording sense was half-track mono, giving up to 2 hour’s playing time on long-play tape. A transparent lid protected the tape while still leaving the controls accessible. (Reel size was reduced to 3″ with lid closed).
Price when new (in the UK) was £26 5s which included a moving coil microphone, empty spool, reel of tape and radio lead.
Hum and noise: -40dB / Battery complement: 6 x U2-type 1.5 Volt cells / Speaker: 4″ circular / Dimensions: 12 x 4½ x 7¾ inches (305 x 114 x 197 mm) / Weight: 8 lbs (3.64 kg) / half-track mono