Technicorder RK-126

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Brand: Technicorder


Category:Mid High Fidelity



Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1962 - 1965

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8

Max Reel Size("): 5"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: full-track-mono

Auto Reverse?:No

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:49dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The Technicorder was sold by the American Lafayette company and first appeared in their 1962 catalogue. It was described as a ‘professional 2-speed miniature push-button tape recorder with 6 transistors plus thermistor, ideal for office dictation’.
Weighing only 6 lbs (2.73 kg) with batteries, up to 64 minutes of recording time was available at the slower (1⅞ ips) speed. Speed change was via capstan adjustment.
A rather unusual feature was a specially designed Synchro-rod, which, when screwed into the capstan, allowed synchronisation with  an 8mm movie projector.
The recorder came supplied with a microphone, splicing tape, earphone and extension speaker cord. Optional accessories included microphone with remote switch, foot switch, AC adaptor, telephone pickup and leather carry case.
Price when new $99.50 (US)

Additional Info

Speaker: 2¾ x 8¼” oval / Weight: 6 lbs (2.73 kg) with 4 batteries / Dimensions: 9½ x 3 x 7¾” (241 x 76 x 197 mm) / half-track mono


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