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Brand: Tandberg

Model:Model 3





Country of Manufacture:Norway

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 16kHz

Wow and Flutter:<0.15 % at 7½ ips . <0.2 % at 3¾ ips and <0.8 at 1 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55 dB below highest recording level (4% distortion)

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Additional Details


Although first made in 1958,  this model was not released in Britain until 1962.
It was a three speed, half-track mono machine containing two audio amplifiers,
the second being for the playback of stereo tapes even though it could only record in mono.
The Model 3B did not have this facility and was a mono half-track record
and playback machine.
The quality of sound reproduction of the Model 3B was said to compare
favourably to the four-track series 6 although this machine was, due to
its age, quite a bit less expensive.

Additional Info

Total harmonic distortion: less than 4% / Bias frequency: 67kHz / Rewind speed: 2 minutes / Dimensions: 15 x 11½ x  6½” (381 x 292 x 165 mm) / Weight: 22 lb in mahogany cabinet, 27lbs with carrying case (10 kg / 12.3 kg) / half-track mono


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