Model:Magnetophon 440 HiFi
Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1972 - 1976
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:(±3 dB): 40-16kHz. at 7½ ips
Wow and Flutter:0.15% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
This rather attractive and modern looking recorder was produced in 1972. It featured two speeds (7½ & 3¾ ips) and a 7″ reel capacity. A single VU meter served both channels. The perspex lid seemed to grace almost all of Telefunken’s tape recorders from the late 1960s onwards. As far as we know, this machine was not exported to the UK or the USA so we don’t have very much information to go on apart from the specifications below.
Audio output power: 4 watts per channel / Semiconductors: 16 transistors / 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 / Dimensions: 16.1 x 5.7 x 13.8 inches (410 x 145 x 350 mm) / Weight: 25.33 lb (11.5 kg) / quarter-track stereo