Model:Magnetophon 105 & 106
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Original Price: $£65
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 40Hz - 16kHz at 3¾ ips & 40Hz - 9kHz at 1ips
Wow and Flutter:±0.2%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A pair of hybrid recorders with four tubes and a single transistor,
the M105/106 were mono recorders (M105 half-track, M106 quarter-track) with two speeds, a single motor and a 5¾ spool capacity.
Output power was 2.5 watts and recording level modulation was displayed via an EM84 magic ribbon tube.
Price when new (UK) was £65 2s for the M105 – a little more for the quarter-track M106.
Replay characteristics: NARTB / Total harmonic distortion: at playback output: below 5% / Rewind speed: 4 minutes for long play 1800ft / Inputs: Microphone – 2 mV / 2 Mohm Radio – 2 mV / 47Kohm or 160mV / 2Mohm / Tube complement: EF86, ECC83, EL95, EM84 plus one AC150 transistor / Audio output power: 2.5 watts / Speaker: front-facing elliptical (size unknown) / Dimensions: 15 x 6½ x 12¼” ( 381 x 165 x 311 mm) / Weight: 25.5 lbs (11.6 kg) / half-track mono (M105). quarter-track mono (M106)