Country of Manufacture:Australia
Release dates:1957 - 1960
Original Price: $£170
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Frequency Response:( 2 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 10kHz
Wow and Flutter:(better than) 0.25% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 45dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
This was an updated version of the 1955 Symphonic. It was basically the same recorder except with the new Truvox Mk IV transport (which in itself was simply an upgraded Mk III
deck with the same specifications).
This version of the Symphonic had a slightly higher output than its predecessor and was advertised as having the ability to be used as a small Public Address system.
Priced in Australia at 162 Gns (£170) in 1957 the Symphonic was
supplied with a microphone and reel of tape.
Valve complement: EF86. ECC83. 2 x EL84. U709. EM81 / Audio output power: 4 watts into 15 ohms / Inputs: 1 – 2 mV for crystal microphone or radio adaptor – impedance 1Mohm 0.5V at 500Kohms for pickup or radio / Outputs: 500Kohm for external amplifier. 3 ohm extension loudspeaker / Speaker(s): 10″ x 6″ Rola Celestion / Dimensions: 17½ x 11½ x 14½” (444.5 x 292 x 368.5 mm) / Weight: 37 lbs (14.9 kg) / half-track mono