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Brand: Stuzzi

Model:Tricorder 578 W




Country of Manufacture:Austria

Release dates:1960 - 1963

Original Price: $£78

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: dual-track-mono

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 16kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.3%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 45dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


This Austrian-made half-track mono recorder had three speed, 3¾ ips being the highest, hence the name Tricorder. It was very likely the first recorder to employ the ultra-slow speed of 15/16 ips, giving 12 hours continuous recording. Many were skeptical that a recording speed this slow could be successful, but apparently it was, even though a frequency response of only 40 – 4kHz 2dB was attainable.
However, the Tricorder boasted an exceptionally well-designed tape drive mechanism which gave a very low wow and flutter figure of 0.3% even at the lowest speed.
This was an extremely compact machine featuring input mixing for microphone,
pickup and radio. interlocking pushbutton controls. superimpose facilities.
space for a third (playback) head and 5¾ inch reel capacity.

Additional Info

Valve complement: EF86, ECC83, ECC85, ECL82 & EM84 / Audio output power: 2.5 watts / Inputs: mixable microphone, radio and / or pickup / Outputs: external amplifier and extension speaker / Speaker(s): two 4″ speakers / Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 6″ (330 x 254 x 152 mm) / Weight: 22 lbs (10 kg) / half-track mono


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