Country of Manufacture:Austria
Release dates:1952 - 1955
Original Price: $1340
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( ±3 dB): 40 - 7kHz
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
This very unusual device was much like the English-designed Gramdeck, but pre-dated it by about 6 years.
Having no motor, the recorder was designed to sit on top of a gramophone turntable which then provided the rotational drive for the capstan.
A separate power unit supplied the necessary circuitry for bias and erase current, as well as record and playback preamplifiers.
A playback frequency of 40 – 7kHz wa claimed and a tape speed of 7½ ips was derived from a turntable speed of 78RPM.
Price when new (in Austria) was 1340 Schillings.
Valve & semiconductor complement: 6AU6, 6AT6, 6AQ5 & 6X4 / Bias frequency: 55kHz / full-track mono record & playback