Model:Magnetophon 204 TS
Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1968 - 1973
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Dimension: 19½ x 13¾ x 7½ " (505 x 355 x 195mm)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v, Multi
Frequency Response: 40Hz - 18kHz at 7½ ips, 40 – 15kHz at 3¾ , 40 – 8kHz at 17/8 ips ±3 dB
Wow and Flutter:0.15% at 7½ ips, 0.25% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50dB at 7½ ips, 48dB at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10
Weight: 29 lbs ( 13.2 kg)
The 204 TS was an updated version of the 1966 204 E. Like its predecessor, it was a fully-transistorized, quarter-track stereo recorder with inbuilt 6-watt per channel amplifiers and two side-facing speakers. It could be operated in either vertical or horizontal positions.
Improvements included the addition of a third speed (1 7/8 ips) and larger VU meters to replace the small edge-type meters. In addition, the input/output socket panel which had dominated the front of the 204 E had, due to popular demand, been relocated to the rear of the recorder so that connecting cables could remain invisible. A hinged Perspex cover was also available.
For those on a budget, this is a pretty decent sounding machine after a small amount of updating/restoration but keep in mind that it is just a two head deck with an erase head and a combined record/play head.
Audio output power: 6 watts per channel (push-pull) / Semiconductors: 20 transistors, 8 diodes / Inputs: mic & tuner – 0.15mV at 5K. pickup & tape – 70mV at 2.2M / Outputs: amplifier – 1.5V at 8K. phones – 0.5V at 5K. speaker – 6 watts / 4 ohms / Speaker(s): two side-facing 7 x 4¼ .” elliptical