Country of Manufacture:Switzerland
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 5"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Wow and Flutter:0.15%
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
A professional transistorised portable recorder available in either full-track mono or half-track stereo versions, the SM5 was powered by a rechargeable battery.
This lightweight machine (6 lbs) had only one speed (7½ ips) and could take reels up to 3½ inches in diameter.
Hum and noise: -50dB (weighted) / Rewind speed: 1½ minutes / Inputs: 0.18 mV, greater than 4Kohm / Outputs: from preamp / Dimensions: 10 x 5½ x 2½ (254 x 140 x 63.5 mm) / Weight: 6 lbs (2.7 kg) / full-track mono or half-track stereo